Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation:

Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation:

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As recently as the summer of 2001, many travelers were dreading air transportation because of extensive delays associated with undercapacity of the system. That all changed on 9/11, and demand for air transportation has not yet returned to peak levels. Most U.S. airlines continue to struggle for survival, and some have filed for bankruptcy. The situation makes it difficult to argue that strong action is urgently needed to avert a crisis of undercapacity in the air transportation system. This report assesses the visions and goals for U.S. civil aviation and technology goals for the year 2050.Technologies related to personal air vehicles, UAVs, and supersonic aircraft were examined by focused NRC studies ... an appreciable fraction of the commercial passenger market, even if technology is available to reduce the sonic boom toanbsp;...

Title:Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation:
Author: Studies and Information Services, Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Transportation Research Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2003-11-18

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