Effects of The Super Sixty Series DC-8 on Airport Requirements 660281

A welcome relief to airport runway, taxiway, gate position saturation, and air traffic congestion is offered by the new Super Sixty Series DC-8, which now carries twice as many passengers per flight. Airplane operators benefit from substantially lower direct operating costs per seat-mile and more efficient utilization of pilot manpower in an area of growing shortage. These airplanes have a special family of problems in common with earlier jets, including community annoyance caused by noise, runway strength limitations, and the requirement for an increase in terminal people and bag gage handling equipment.


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