Performance of the Jet Transport Airplane: Analysis Methods, Flight Operations, and Regulations

  • 14h 34m
  • Trevor M. Young
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2018

Performance of the Jet Transport Airplane: Analysis Methods, Flight Operations, and Regulations presents a detailed and comprehensive treatment of performance analysis techniques for jet transport airplanes. Uniquely, the book describes key operational and regulatory procedures and constraints that directly impact the performance of commercial airliners.

Topics include: rigid body dynamics; aerodynamic fundamentals; atmospheric models (including standard and non-standard atmospheres); height scales and altimetry; distance and speed measurement; lift and drag and associated mathematical models; jet engine performance (including thrust and specific fuel consumption models); takeoff and landing performance (with airfield and operational constraints); takeoff climb and obstacle clearance; level, climbing and descending flight (including accelerated climb/descent); cruise and range (including solutions by numerical integration); payload–range; endurance and holding; maneuvering flight (including turning and pitching maneuvers); total energy concepts; trip fuel planning and estimation (including regulatory fuel reserves); en route operations and limitations (e.g. climb-speed schedules, cruise ceiling, ETOPS); cost considerations (e.g. cost index, energy cost, fuel tankering); weight, balance and trim; flight envelopes and limitations (including stall and buffet onset speeds, V–n diagrams); environmental considerations (viz. noise and emissions); aircraft systems and airplane performance (e.g. cabin pressurization, de-/anti icing, and fuel); and performance-related regulatory requirements of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

Key features:

  • Describes methods for the analysis of the performance of jet transport airplanes during all phases of flight
  • Presents both analytical (closed form) methods and numerical approaches
  • Describes key FAA and EASA regulations that impact airplane performance
  • Presents equations and examples in both SI (Système International) and USC (United States Customary) units
  • Considers the influence of operational procedures and their impact on airplane performance

Performance of the Jet Transport Airplane: Analysis Methods, Flight Operations, and Regulations provides a comprehensive treatment of the performance of modern jet transport airplanes in an operational context. It is a must-have reference for aerospace engineering students, applied researchers conducting performance-related studies, and flight operations engineers.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Aerodynamic Fundamentals
  • Atmosphere and Weather
  • Height Scales and Altimetry
  • Distance and Speed
  • Lift and Drag
  • Propulsion
  • Takeoff Performance
  • Takeoff Field Length and Takeoff Climb Considerations
  • Approach and Landing
  • Mechanics of Level, Climbing, and Descending Flight
  • Cruising Flight and Range Performance
  • Holding Flight and Endurance Performance
  • Mechanics of Maneuvering Flight
  • Trip Fuel Requirements and Estimation
  • En Route Operations and Limitations
  • Cost Considerations
  • Weight, Balance, and Trim
  • Limitations and Flight Envelope
  • Noise and Emissions
  • Airplane Systems and Performance
  • Authorities, Regulations, and Documentation