The Case for V/STOL Aircraft in Short-Haul Transportation 700333

The case for a VTOL transport system is presented primarily against the background of European requirements, based on the use of fast low noise fan lift V/STOL aircraft.
The main benefits are:
  1. 1.
    Passenger and airline appeal - time saving, convenience, competitive fares.
  2. 2.
    Community acceptance - reduced noise, reduced proliferation of large airports.
  3. 3.
    Operational advantages - flexibility, enhanced all-weather operation, safety and ATC.
  4. 4.
    Reduced investment - on a total system basis.
The fan lift formula leads to a wide range of V/STOL aircraft to meet worldwide STOL, V/STOL, and VTOL requirements, with excellent long-term development prospects.


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