1980-04-01

The Potential Use of Helicopters in an Airline Role 800741

Market demands, technology, and legislation are favorable towards the implementation of rotary wing aircraft employed in a commuter airlines role.
However, composite materials, unit costs, noise, and passenger capability are serious drawbacks to economic viability of helicopter airlines.
The acceptance and availability of urban heliports are important elements in the eventual success of employing helicopters in an airline role.

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