The Configurations of large transport aircraft: prospect and problems
Keywords:aircraft, freighter, cargo transportation, fuel efficiency, design
Abstract – This paper discusses about problems of possible development of dedicated, high capacity, large civilian freighter aircraft.
The main disadvantages of currently operating air transport are discussed. The flight performance of proposed dedicated cargo aircraft with 120 tonnes payload capacity is compared with existing converted freighter aircrafts Boeing 747-200F and Antonov 124 (Ruslan). A wide range of values of payload and flight range are studied to get the better results from parametric research. An assessment of flight performance and economical features are evaluated by three criteria: weight efficiency, fuel efficiency and transportation cost.
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