Air Transportation

A Management Perspective

Author: Dr John G. Wensveen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409486826

Category: Transportation

Page: 604

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Now in its Seventh Edition, Air Transportation: A Management Perspective by John Wensveen is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of air transportation management.
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Air Transportation

A Management Perspective

Author: John G. Wensveen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317183223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 2024

Air Transportation: A Management Perspective by John Wensveen is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of air transportation management. In addition to explaining the fundamentals, the book transports the reader to the leading edge of the discipline, using past and present trends to forecast future challenges and opportunities the industry may face, encouraging the reader to really think about the decisions a manager implements. Written in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand style, the Eighth Edition modernizes the text focusing on newly emerging management trends, innovative technology, and an increased emphasis on global changes in the industry that will change the future of aviation. New and updated material has been added throughout the text including mini case examples and supplemental presentation materials for each chapter. Air Transportation: A Management Perspective is suitable for almost all aviation programs that feature business and management. Its student-friendly structure and style make it highly suitable for modular courses and distance-learning programs, or for self-directed study and continuing personal professional development.
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Air Transport Management

An international perspective

Author: Lucy Budd,Stephen Ison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317183282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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Commercial air transport is a global multimillion dollar industry that underpins the world economy and facilitates the movement of over 3 billion passengers and 50 million tonnes of air freight worldwide each year. With a clearly structured topic-based approach, this textbook presents readers with the key issues in air transport management, including: aviation law and regulation, economics, finance, airport and airline management, environmental considerations, human resource management and marketing. The book comprises carefully selected contributions from leading aviation scholars and industry professionals worldwide. To help students in their studies the book includes case studies, examples, learning objectives, keyword definitions and ‘stop and think’ boxes to prompt reflection and to aid understanding. Air Transport Management provides in-depth instruction for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying aviation and business management-related degrees. It also offers support to industry practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge base.
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The Global Airline Industry

Author: Peter Belobaba,Amedeo Odoni,Cynthia Barnhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118881141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

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Extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling textbook, provides an overview of recent global airline industry evolution and future challenges Examines the perspectives of the many stakeholders in the global airline industry, including airlines, airports, air traffic services, governments, labor unions, in addition to passengers Describes how these different players have contributed to the evolution of competition in the global airline industry, and the implications for its future evolution Includes many facets of the airline industry not covered elsewhere in any single book, for example, safety and security, labor relations and environmental impacts of aviation Highlights recent developments such as changing airline business models, growth of emerging airlines, plans for modernizing air traffic management, and opportunities offered by new information technologies for ticket distribution Provides detailed data on airline performance and economics updated through 2013
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Airline Operations and Scheduling

Author: Massoud Bazargan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131718291X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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Operations research techniques are extremely important tools for planning airline operations. However, much of the technical literature on airline optimization models is highly specialized and accessible only to a limited audience. Allied to this there is a concern among the operations research community that the materials offered in OR courses at MBA or senior undergraduate business level are too abstract, outdated, and at times irrelevant to today's fast and dynamic airline industry. This book demystifies the operations and scheduling environment, presenting simplified and easy-to-understand models, applied to straightforward and practical examples. After introducing the key issues confronting operations and scheduling within airlines, Airline Operations and Scheduling goes on to provide an objective review of the various optimization models adopted in practice. Each model provides airlines with efficient solutions to a range of scenarios, and is accompanied by case studies similar to those experienced by commercial airlines. Using unique source material and combining interviews with alumni working at operations and scheduling departments of various airlines, this solution-orientated approach has been used on many courses with outstanding feedback. As well as having been comprehensively updated, this second edition of Airline Operations and Scheduling adds new chapters on fuel management systems, baggage handling, aircraft maintenance planning and aircraft boarding strategies. The readership includes graduate and undergraduate business, management, transportation, and engineering students; airlines training and acquainting new recruits with operations planning and scheduling processes; general aviation, flight school, International Air Transport Association (IATA), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) training course instructors; executive jet, chartered flight, air-cargo and package delivery companies, and airline consultants.
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Air Transportation

Author: Robert M. Kane

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787288815

Category: Transportation

Page: 751

View: 9842

The current conditions of the Air Transport industry, as well as expectations for the future, are presented in sections covering the historical and present status of air transportation, regulation and administration of air transportation, air carrier aircraft (Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, and National Aero-space), and general aviation. The final legislation of the General Aviation Revitalization Act (1994) is presented in a new chapter. The included disk contains a DOS-based summary of the chapters. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Wheels Up

Airline Business Plan Development

Author: J. G. Wensveen

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534393540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Learn the fundamentals of strategic business planning as they apply to the airline industry with WHEELS UP: AIRLINE BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT. Focusing on issues of particular concern to airline professionals, this timely book covers such topics as flexibility in the current competitive environment, the importance of understanding the structural organization of an airline, and the considerations necessary when making any strategic decision. In addition, you are encouraged to consider current trends (post-9/11) and topics of special interest (cost-cutting, aircraft fleet management, and corporate structure) while learning the process of creating a successful business plan.
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Introduction to Air Transport Economics

From Theory to Applications

Author: Bijan Vasigh,Ken Fleming,Thomas Tacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315299054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 498

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Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Applications uniquely merges the institutional and technical aspects of the aviation industry with their theoretical economic underpinnings. Its integrative approach offers a fresh point of view that will find favor with many students of aviation. This third edition has been extensively updated throughout. It features new material that stresses the dynamic aspects of demand and supply and the ongoing competitive aspects of the marketplace. It now features an introductory chapter, and specific examples, to more directly relate management decisions to the economic theory. Also, in addition to an expanded coverage of revenue management and pricing decisions, the third edition includes case studies that give real-world examples to reflect actual industry practice as well as a discussion of the more up-to-date computer applications that make the new techniques so effective. This book offers a self-contained theory and applications-oriented text for any individual intent on entering the aviation industry as a practicing professional in the management area. It will be of greatest relevance to undergraduate and graduate students interested in obtaining a more complete understanding of the economics of the aviation industry. It will also appeal to many professionals who seek an accessible and practical explanation of the underlying economic forces that shape the industry.
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Airline Operations

A Practical Guide

Author: Peter J. Bruce,Yi Gao,John M. C. King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317182979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Written by an international range of industry practitioners, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the essence and nature of airline operations in terms of an operational and regulatory framework, the myriad of planning activities leading up to the current day, and the nature of intense activity that typifies both normal and disruptive airline operations. The first section outlines the importance of the regulatory framework underpinning airline operations, exploring how airlines structure themselves in terms of network and business model. The second section draws attention to the operational environment, explaining the framework of the air traffic system and processes instigated by operational departments within airlines. The third section presents a comprehensive breakdown of the activities that occur on the actual operating day. The fourth section provides an eye-opener into events that typically go wrong on the operating day and then the means by which airlines try to mitigate these problems. Finally, a glimpse is provided of future systems, processes and technologies likely to be significant in airline operations. Airline Operations: A Practical Guide offers valuable knowledge to industry and academia alike by providing readers with a well-informed and interesting dialogue on critical functions that occur every day within airlines.
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Airline Operations and Management

A Management Textbook

Author: Gerald N. Cook,Bruce Billig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315299585

Category: Transportation

Page: 362

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Airline Operations and Management: A Management Textbook is a survey of the airline industry, mostly from a managerial perspective. It integrates and applies the fundamentals of several management disciplines, particularly economics, operations, marketing and finance, in developing the overview of the industry. The focus is on tactical, rather than strategic, management that is specialized or unique to the airline industry. The primary audiences for this textbook are both senior and graduate students of airline management, but it should also be useful to entry and junior level airline managers and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of the industry beyond their own functional area.
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Air Transport in the 21st Century

Key Strategic Developments

Author: John F. O'Connell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351959891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Airlines are buffeted by fluctuating political and economic landscapes, ever-changing competition, technology developments, globalization, increasing deregulation and evolving customer requirements. As a consequence all sectors of the air transport industry are in a constant state of flux. The principle aim of this book is to review current trends in the airline industry and its related suppliers, thereby providing an insight into the forces that are changing its dynamics. The factors that are reshaping the structure of the industry are examined with a view to identifying the key issues whose impact will be critical in the future. The book features two very distinct sections. The first contains short contributions from industry executives at CEO/VP level from airlines, aircraft/engine manufacturers, safety and navigational provider organisations, who have set out their take of where the airline industry is heading. This commercial input sets the scene for the book and provides the bridge to the second section, which is composed of 18 chapters written by distinguished academic authors. Each chapter presents a valuable insight into a specific area of the air transport industry, including: airlines, airports, cargo, deregulation, the environment, navigation, strategy, information technology, security and tourism. The shared objective of the authors is to describe and explain the core competencies that are determining the current shape of the industry and to examine the forces that will change its direction going forward. The book is written in a management style and will appeal to all levels of personnel who work for airlines across the world. It is also written for airport authorities, aerospace manufacturers, regulatory and government transportation agencies, researchers and students of aviation management, transport studies, tourism and the wider air transport industry.
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Air Transport Labor Relations

Author: Robert W. Kaps

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809317769

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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Robert W. Kaps examines air transport labor law in the United States as well as the underlying legislative and policy directives established by the federal government. The body of legislation governing labor relations in the private sector of the U.S. economy consists of two separate and distinct acts: the Railway Labor Act (RLA), which governs labor relations in the railroad and airline industries, and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which governs labor relations in all other industrial sectors. Although the NLRA closely follows the pattern established by the RLA, Kaps notes that the two laws are distinguishable in several important areas. Labor contracts negotiated under the RLA continue in perpetuity, for example, whereas all other labor contracts expire at a specified date. Other important areas of difference relate to the collective bargaining process itself, the procedures for the arbitration of disputes and grievances, and the spheres of authority and jurisdiction to consider such matters as unfair labor practices. Congress established a special labor law for railroad and airline workers for several reasons. Because of transportation’s critical importance to the economy, an essential goal of public policy has been to ensure that both passenger and freight transportation services continue without interruption. Production can cease—at least temporarily—in most other industries without causing significant harm to the economy. When transportation stops, however, production stops. Thus Congress saw fit to enact a statute that contained provisions to ensure that labor strife would not halt rail services. Primarily because of the importance of air mail transportation, the Railway Labor Act of 1926 was extended to the airline industry in 1936. The first section of this book introduces labor policy and presents a history of the labor movement in the United States. Discussing early labor legislation, Kaps focuses on unfair labor practices and subsequent major labor statutes. The second section provides readers with a comparison of labor provisions that apply to the railroad and airline industries as well as to the remainder of the economy. The final section centers on the evolution of labor in the airline industry. The author pays particular attention to recent events affecting labor in commercial aviation, particularly the effect of airline deregulation on airline labor.
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Air Transportation, A Management Perspective

Engineering, Engineering

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467230588

Category: Education

Page: 42

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Air Transportation, A Management Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Air Cargo Management

Air Freight and the Global Supply Chain

Author: Michael Sales

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317216113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Air Cargo Management provides a comprehensive and lively overview of the air cargo industry, which is both economically and strategically important in the field of logistics, world trade and supply chain management. This new edition builds on the success of the previous edition, focusing on the role of air freight in the global supply chain, including areas such as: the main players in the industry; regulations and restrictions; and terrorism management. Updates to this edition include: the role of E-Commerce and its changing influence on the industry; a new chapter on crime, security and terrorism; updated case studies, and new contributors providing professional insight from the industry. Enriched throughout with international case studies and contributions from industry experts, Air Cargo Management provides a practical approach. It is the perfect companion for undergraduate students studying air logistics, transportation logistics, air cargo and supply chain management. Professionals and managers in the field will also find Sales’ easy style and industry insights useful and applicable to their practice.
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Air Transport Liberalization

A Critical Assessment

Author: Matthias Finger,Kenneth Button

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786431866

Category:

Page: 400

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This groundbreaking book offers a critical and wide-ranging assessment of the global air transport liberalization process over the past 40 years. This compilation of world experts on air transport economics, policy, and regulation is timely and significant, considering that air transport is currently facing a series of new challenges due to technological changes, the emergence of new markets, and increased security concerns.
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The Air Logistics Handbook

Air Freight and the Global Supply Chain

Author: Michael Sales

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136164073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6993

Why study air cargo? Consider that this sector moves only 2% of the global volume of goods but a huge 35% by value, reserved for the most costly and time-sensitive products. Air logistics is an economically and strategically important industry, and a rich source of opportunity for graduating students and logistics or SCM professionals. Get a head start in this vital part of your business with this comprehensive and lively overview. It’s the only book available to focus on the role of air freight in the global supply chain. It includes a brief history; the functions of the various players in the industry (forwarders, airlines, airports, government agencies); regulations and restrictions; terrorism management. It details the benefits of air transport, and weighs them against its considerable environmental impact to explore the question of its sustainability. Finally, it considers the future of the industry in a dynamic and increasingly globalised world. Enriched throughout with real life case studies and contributions from global industry experts, this is a ground-level introduction with a practical approach: all the student or professional will need to get ahead in air logistics!
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Air Traffic Management

Economics, Regulation and Governance

Author: Margaret Arblaster

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128111194

Category: Transportation

Page: 286

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Air Traffic Management: Economics Regulation and Governance provides the latest insights on approaches and issues surrounding the economic regulation and governance of air traffic management (ATM). The book begins by explaining what ATM is, showing its importance within the aviation industry. It then outlines the unique institutional characteristics that govern ATM, also discussing its implications for economic regulation and investment. Technological developments and the issues and approaches to safety regulation are also covered, as are the implications ATM has on airports. The book concludes with an exploration of future directions, including the entry of drones into airspace and the introduction of competition in ATM services Air traffic management plays a critical role in air transport, impacting both air safety and the efficiency of air services. Yet air navigation services are shifting from government provision to private industry, creating the need for more critical analysis of governance and economic regulation within the ATM industry. Consolidates the latest economic regulation and reform material regarding air traffic management Provides numerous practical examples and real-world case studies drawn from around the globe Explores economic regulation in both larger and smaller economies Written from an objective, informed and practical perspective by an experienced regulation practitioner and researcher
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Straight and Level: Practical Airline Economics

Practical Airline Economics

Author: Stephen Holloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351774212

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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This title was first published in 2003.Airline operating profits are well known to be volatile, and the global industry aggregate figures conceal wide differences in performance between carriers. The fundamental reasons for the poor performance of the industry as a whole were in the early 1990's that output ran too far ahead of demand, and the yield earned on output sold was insufficient to cover costs. In strategic context, this second edition uses a simple yet powerful model to explore linkages between the fundamentals of airline economics and the volatility of industry results at the operating level. Its five parts look in turn at strategic context, supply side, demand side, network management and a general conclusion.
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The Geographies of Air Transport

Author: Dr Lucy Budd,Professor Andrew R Goetz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405307

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 672

Making a detailed contribution to geographies of air transport and aeromobility, this book examines the practices and processes that produce particular patterns of air transport provision both regionally and globally. In so doing, it updates the seminal contributions of Eva Taylor (1945), Kenneth Sealy (1957), Brian Graham (1995) and others to the study of air transport geography. Leading scholars in the field offer a unique insight into the key developments that have occurred in the field and the implications that these developments have had for geography, geographers, and global patterns of past, present and future air transport. Although globalization and liberalization processes have greatly expanded the demand for air transport over the last two decades, the industry has experienced several major setbacks due to economic, security, and environmental concerns. Many of these impacts have been much more pronounced in some regions, such as North America and Europe while others, such as Asia-Pacific have not been as adversely affected. Accordingly, there is a clear need to examine these recent economic and geopolitical changes from a geographical perspective given the differentiated pattern of effects from global processes. Addressing this need, this volume opens with thematic chapters covering key topics such as the historical geographies, socio-cultural mobilities, environmental externalities, urban geographies, and sustainability of the global air transport industry, followed by regional analysis of the industry in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Greater Middle East and Africa as well as North America and Europe.
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