ERIC Number: ED207863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
NASA's Role in Aeronautics: A Workshop. Volume III - Transport Aircraft.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
The central task of a 1980 workshop on the role of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in aeronautics was to examine the relationship of NASA's research capabilities to the state of U.S. aviation and to make recommendations about NASA's future role in aeronautics. The specific task of the Panel on Transport Aircraft was to identify NASA's role in commercial transport aircraft to delineate the segments of the spectrum of research and development activities that clearly must be within the purview of NASA in order for U.S. transport manufacturing and operating industries to succeed and to continue to make important contributions to the nation's well-being. Following an introduction, information is presented under these categories: (1) Status and Dimensions of the Air Transport Community; (2) Transport Aircraft Research and Technology Needs; (3) The Evolution of NASA's Role in Air Transport; (4) NASA's Role in Air Transport - 1980 and Beyond; (5) Conclusions; and (6) Recommendations. Definitions of roles and disciplines are included in an appendix. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Industry, Aviation Education, Aviation Technology, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Research Needs, Science Education, Technology, Transportation, Workshops
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20418 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
Note: For related documents, see SE 035 814-819 and SE 035 731.