Research Paper – Cargo Aircraft Selection
After reviewing the readings and presentations for this module, it is time to learn more about your research paper topic. Based on your air cargo research paper topic, please explore the different types of aircraft you would pick as your primary aircraft. If your topic is a terminal, hub, or air cargo facility, what aircraft selection would you select for operation at your facility?
Write and submit a two to three-page paper (not including title or references pages). Please number and state each question/statement, and give each answer its own separate paragraph(s) that addresses the following:
- Top 3 aircraft
- What are the top 3 aircraft you would examine for your paper?
- The aircraft selected
- Which one did you select for your paper?
- What are the advantages of your primary aircraft selection?
- What are the disadvantages of your primary aircraft selection?
- Operational concerns or issues
- Does your aircraft have any operational concerns or issues?
- Maintenance concerns or issues
- Does your aircraft have any maintenance concerns or issues?
Special Use Cargo Aircraft or a Cargo Aircraft Modification – Video Analysis
After reviewing the Reading and Presentation, please visit YouTube. (Links to an external site.) Locate a video on a Special Use Cargo Aircraft or a Cargo Aircraft Modification. You may select a commercial or military aircraft or helicopter. Some special use aircraft are not a conventional aircraft design.
Please number and state each requirement, and give each answer its own separate paragraph(s).
- Title of video
- Brief synopsis of video
- Describe the main points you found interesting about your selection.
- What was the purpose of the design or modification?
Military Air Cargo Aircraft – Video Analysis
Please review the reading assignments: videos, websites, and presentations and pick a specific military aircraft that sparks your interest.
Visit YouTube (Links to an external site.). Please type in a specific military cargo aircraft of your choice. A few examples are C-5, C-130, C-17, air cargo helicopter, foreign air cargo military aircraft, or a specific military operation (air drop).
In the discussion activity, please provide the following:
- Aircraft and manufacturer
- What are some main points that you found interesting in your military aircraft selection?
- Describe the capabilities of this aircraft
- Describe any constraints concerning the aircraft or operations