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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277179
Title:
Feasibility of a helicopter commuter service
Author:
Shropshire, David Richard, 1950-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The feasibility of intercity helicopter service has been demonstrated at several locations in North America. To study the feasibility of a helicopter service in the Phoenix-Tucson corridor, the travel time and cost characteristics of a proposed helicopter service were compared to the characteristics of existing travel modes in the corridor. Helicopter service travel times were developed using current helicopter performance data and an assumption that heliports would be located in the central business districts of each city. Helicopter service travel cost (fare) was developed using the break-even analysis relating operating cost to demand revenue. From the comparative analysis, significant travel time savings would result with a helicopter service if demand exists between the heliport locations and heliport access times are negligible. However, any travel time savings were offset by significant higher travel costs for the helicopter service when compared with the travel costs of existing modes.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Commuting -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Commuting -- Arizona -- Phoenix.; Helicopter transportation -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Helicopter transportation -- Arizona -- Phoenix.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wortman, Robert H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFeasibility of a helicopter commuter serviceen_US
dc.creatorShropshire, David Richard, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorShropshire, David Richard, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe feasibility of intercity helicopter service has been demonstrated at several locations in North America. To study the feasibility of a helicopter service in the Phoenix-Tucson corridor, the travel time and cost characteristics of a proposed helicopter service were compared to the characteristics of existing travel modes in the corridor. Helicopter service travel times were developed using current helicopter performance data and an assumption that heliports would be located in the central business districts of each city. Helicopter service travel cost (fare) was developed using the break-even analysis relating operating cost to demand revenue. From the comparative analysis, significant travel time savings would result with a helicopter service if demand exists between the heliport locations and heliport access times are negligible. However, any travel time savings were offset by significant higher travel costs for the helicopter service when compared with the travel costs of existing modes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCommuting -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectCommuting -- Arizona -- Phoenix.en_US
dc.subjectHelicopter transportation -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectHelicopter transportation -- Arizona -- Phoenix.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWortman, Robert H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339060en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23436271en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17627254en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17627242en_US
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