Aircraft Performance

Aircraft Performance

Theory and Practice

1st Edition - March 5, 2000

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  • Author: Martin E. Eshelby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780340758977

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Aircraft performance is one of the key aspects of the aircraft industry. Starting with the consideration that performance theory is the defining factor in aircraft design, the author then covers the measurement of performance for the certification, management and operation of aircraft. This practical book discusses performance measures which relate to airworthiness certificates (a legal requirement), as well as those needed when compiling the aircraft performance manual for the aircraft. In addition, operational performance is covered, including the financial considerations required by airlines to ensure maximisation of commercial return. Available in North and South America from the AIAA, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191, USA

Key Features

  • Complete coverage of aircraft performance
  • Includes flight measurement of performance, including airworthiness, certification and the performance manual


Senior undergraduates and postgraduates on aeronautical engineering degrees. Professional aeronautical engineers. Flight engineers

Table of Contents

  • An introduction to the performance of fixed wing aircraft
    The atmosphere and air data measurement
    The force system of the aircraft and the equations of motion
    Cruising performance
    Climb and descent performance
    Take-off and landing performance
    Aircraft manoeuvre performance
    Aircraft performance measurement and data handling
    Scheduled performance
    The application of performance
    Performance examples

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
  • Published: March 5, 2000
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780340758977

About the Author

Martin E. Eshelby

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University, UK

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