When compared to traditional transport aircraft within a given class size, the CPTA's life cycle
will be 50%, or lower, when all phases are combined.
|Design and Development||Because the CPTA has far fewer parts, there is correspondingly much less work to do in the detailed design and development phase.|
|Acquisition||Due to its far fewer parts and significantly lower weight, the CPTA will costs much less to produce and sell.|
|Operational||Because of its superior ratio of payload-to-aircraft operating weight when empty (OWE), fuel efficiency per payload ton-mile is dramatically enhanced. Loading and unloading is quicker and cheaper with a faster turnaround time.|
|Maintenance||Fewer engines combined with fix-landing gear vs. retractable, translates into a lifetime of lower maintenance requirements.|
|Insurance||Lower acquisition and replacement costs equals lower insurance costs.|