1970-02-01

The Use of Launching and Arrestment to Reduce Land Area Requirements for Airports 700264

Improvement of landing and takeoff safety, with the use of runway launching and arresting systems is discussed. Navy aircraft carrier experience is the basis of projecting the safety of runway operations with commercial aircraft. Significant saving in takeoff runway length, and all weather landing in lengths now required for dry runways is projected. Conventional and STOL airports using launching and arresting gear are discussed.

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