AN APPLICATION OF A DIGITAL COMPUTER TO AIRCRAFT ROUTE ANALYSES 570160
Increasing complexity of airplanes, and diversification of routes over which they operate, have rendered it imperative to “streamline” route analysis methods. Modern operational problems are of such variety that hand computing, and the use of simple performance charts, can provide only “outline” analyes in a limited period of time. Comprehensive route analyses, if they are to be performed in time to be of direct use to the operator, require the use of digital computers.
This paper examines the basic operating problem: the reasons for its complication; and the methods by which solutions of the final complex problem are obtained.