Dedicated Air Freighter Design
Trade and e-commerce have increased the demand for the rapid transportation of packages and goods. There are a number of military turboprop freighters with large payload capacities. Generally these aircraft are designed and produced to accommodate military missions and are not well tailored to the commercial air freight market. The student team was tasked with the design and analysis of a dedicated turboprop freighter using existing or in-development turboprop engines, paying close attention to payload capacity and what size class engine should be chosen.