Factors to be Considered in Applying New Technology in the Airline Environment 760510
Today's economic pressures are mandating accelerated acceptance of new technology by the traditionally conservative airlines.
This paper reviews some of the factors underlying the airlines' apparent conservatism with respect to new technology. Some recent airline experiences with new designs are detailed, and concepts are developed which might help bridge the gap between the design engineer and the engineer in the field. Increased mutual understanding of this type could expedite the future adoption of new technology by the airlines.