Airline Technical Requirements for 1975 STOL and V/STOL Systems 700312
V/STOL vehicles, equipped with area navigation systems and supported by appropriate ground facilities, show great promise in relieving many of the United States air traffic congestion problems. These vehicles have the capability to provide rapid short-haul transportation while operating from short runways constructed at conveniently located V/STOLports close to downtown or city-center locations. In addition, an essential part of, and adjunct to this transportation concept, is the operation of a V/STOL feeder service on a noninterference basis into existing major terminals. This would relieve a large percentage of both air and ground traffic congestion at major air terminals and would free the existing facilities to serve primarily as long-haul air transportation centers.