1983-10-03

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY NEEDS FOR TRANSPORT AIRPLANES 831554

The transport aircraft industry is important to the United States' economy, but is strongly challenged by current and potential foreign competitors. Its primary technology needs are those aimed at propulsion efficiency improvements, weight reduction, drag reduction, and advanced flight systems that will reduce direct operating costs. The most promising such technologies are briefly reviewed as to their status, potential, needed efforts, and the United States Government's recent and recommended roles.

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