Cover: Low cost cargo aircraft: turboprop or turbofan?

Low cost cargo aircraft: turboprop or turbofan?

by T. F. Cartaino, R. B. Johnston

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A re-examination of the state of the art in subsonic-cargo-aircraft design, showing that a selection between turboprop and turbofan cargo airplanes cannot be made on the basis of cost alone but depends on such factors as engine availability, the particular operating constraints encountered, and the personal preferences of the people involved in the system's operation.

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