1964-01-01

DESIGN FOR ECONOMY 640494

The profit-making potential of a new aircraft is determined at the design stage. Maximum profit equates directly to the sum of the design features that reduce direct operating costs. This is a challenge to the designer's ingenuity. The new Douglas DC-9 is discussed in terms of the influence of design on operating costs. Specific design features which affect the cost of flying operation, fuel, maintenance, and depreciation are presented in an economic context.

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