Flight loads and usage analysis of a fleet of BE-1900D commuter airliners

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2018-01-08
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Rokhsaz, Kamran
Kliment, Linda K.
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Rokhsaz, K., & Kliment, L. K. (2018). Flight loads and usage analysis of a fleet of BE-1900D commuter airliners. Paper presented at the AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018, (210049) doi:10.2514/6.2018-2237 Retrieved from www.scopus.com

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Flight data from 11,299 flights, recorded on a fleet of six BE-1900D aircraft during typical operational usage by a single commuter airline has been used for this analysis. The goal has been to quantify the airframe usage and flight loads experienced by the fleet in commuter service. Statistical summaries of aircraft usage data and flight loads are presented. Flight loads have been divided into gust and maneuver loads and exceedance spectra for each has been developed. These spectra have been compared with those of other civil transport aircraft, as well as with those from AC23-13A.

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