1957-01-01

THE … VERSATILE JET … TRANSPORT 570022

THIS paper describes the operational and performance characteristics which will make the DC-8 jet transport capable of economical operation over both long- and short-range routes of reasonably high traffic density.
It is shown, for example, that the effects of operation with one or two engines inoperative, the effect of high ambient air temperatures, and effects of flying at nonoptimum altitudes, while different from reciprocating-engine aircraft, will permit easy integration of the jet transport into existing airline operations.
Furthermore, the jet transports will have such short take-off distances when carrying fuel sufficient for short and moderate ranges that most existing airport runways, now used for DC-6B and DC-7 operation, are of sufficient length for jet-transport operation.

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