Aircraft Economy for Design Tradeoffs

  • A. Van der Velden
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 366)


Before the go-ahead is given on the further development of a new transport aircraft design a number of questions need to be answered. The airframe manufacturer needs to know whether it can breakeven on its initial investment easily. The airline will only order this new product if it can expand its market, reduce its cost and increase its revenues. The traveller wants a low ticket price and high comfort. The society as a whole wants this new technology to improve the economy while safeguarding the environment.


Cash Flow Aircraft Design Total Operating Cost Design Tradeoff Flight Crew 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Van der Velden
    • 1
  1. 1.Synaps Inc.AtlantaUSA

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