This project designs aircraft that addresses the space constraint that limits airport capacity by exploiting lift created by flying aircraft at high speeds (350-500KIAS) in the mid altitudes of FL100-FL200 to increase the payload of smaller aircraft. Three solutions with the length and wingspan footprint of the Boeing 737-800 are produced using the software X-Plane, then virtually flight tested for various performance data. The results find that adoption of these designs can yield significant capacity increases, albeit at reduced fuel efficiency.
Prof. Veronica Cote, Thesis Advisor
Prof. Michael Farley, Committee Member
Prof. Michael Welch, Committee Member
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Yan, Eric. (2019). High Speed Mid Altitude Aircraft Project. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 407. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/407
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