1967-02-01

V/STOL and Short-Haul Commercial Requirements 670826

Several aspects of V/STOLs for short-haul transportation are considered: production time needed to produce a craft with suitable operational characteristics, profitable operation, noise, safety and reliability, air traffic system control, landing facilities, passenger comfort, marketability, size.
The author urges that a joint effort by military and civilian departments of the government and industry be undertaken to develop a V/STOL transport system. Factors to be considered are discussed.

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