06102332 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 11 patents.

A method of transporting large numbers of passengers by air from a departure airfield to a destination airfield. The method comprises providing a large flying wing airframe, providing a plurality of passenger pods adapted to be loaded with passengers at a traditional airport gate facility, loading the pods with passengers, transporting the loaded pods to the airframe parked on the tarmac, attaching the loaded pods to the underside of the airframe, and flying the airframe to the destination airfield. The method further comprises detaching the pods from the airframe in the event of an in-flight emergency and deploying parachutes from the detached pods to lower them safely to the ground. A high density air transport system that embodies the method of the invention is also provided.

Title
High capacity air transport system and method
Application Number
9/86093
Publication Number
6102332
Application Date
May 28, 1998
Publication Date
August 15, 2000
Inventor
Thomas W Carlyle
Everett
WA, US
Phil Haxton
Dunwoody
GA, US
Agent
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice P L L C
Assignee
H C Designs
GA, US
IPC
B64D 9/00
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