Aviation Infrastructure Performance

A Study in Comparative Political Economy

Author: Clifford Winston,Gines de Rus

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815793960

Category: Transportation

Page: 237

View: 6397

Aviation performance is an important cog in modern globalized economies, which demand flexibility, mobility, efficiency, and dependability. Airport delays have gone from being a nuisance to being a salient public concern, drawing the ire of even the White House. In this important book, international transportation experts compare and contrast how different nations have managed their airports and air traffic control systems and how well they are meeting the needs of their people. The book's cross-national approach encompasses several different institutional arrangements, making it a timely and valuable study in comparative political economy. Among the countries studied, the United States is sometimes seen as a bastion of free markets, at the forefront of airline deregulation, but its airports and air traffic control system are publicly owned and operated. The same is true in continental Europe, for the most part. In contrast, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada are experimenting with privatization, while even mainland China is allowing the private sector to participate in airport ownership. Which methods work best, and under what circumstances? This book provides the answers.

Airport Regulation Investment and Development of Aviation

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282102920


Page: 71

View: 5723

This report reviews recent experience with airport regulation on the basis of discussions at the International Transport Forum between leaders of airlines and airports together with regulators and economists.

A Handbook of Transport Economics

Author: André de Palma,Robin Lindsey,Emile Quinet,Roger Vickerman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930877

Category: Transportation

Page: 928

View: 6785

'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' – Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public–private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport. This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.

Verkehrswesen - Theorie und Praxis

Festschrift für Rüdiger Sterzenbach

Author: Frank Fichert

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643111789

Category: Transportation

Page: 195

View: 5772


Resource Guide to Airport Performance Indicators

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 030915538X

Category: Airports

Page: 279

View: 6083

"Explores airport performance indicators (APIs) for use in benchmarking and performance measurement. These APIs are sorted by functional type and their criticality to the airport strategic plan. More than 800 performance indicators are presented in three main categories: Core, Key, and Other APIs. "Core" or fundamental indicators are important for overall operation of the airport and of interest to the Chief Executive Officer or governing board. "Key" or departmental indicators are important for the operations of key airport functions and departments. The remaining "Other" indicators are considered useful as secondary departmental unit performance indicators but not critical to the airport's overall function. The printed versions of ACRP Report 19A include a bound in CD (CRP-CD-94) of the Interactive Resource Guide that is identical to the pdf that is posted online."--Provided by publisher.

Aviation Security

Screener Training and Performance Measurement Strengthened, But More Work Remains

Author: Cathleen A. Berrick

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756748944


Page: 60

View: 6418

The screening of airport passengers & their checked baggage is a critical component in securing our nation's commercial aviation system. This report incorporates results from a survey of 155 Federal Security Directors -- the ranking Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) authority responsible for the leadership & coordination of TSA security activities at the nation's commercial airports. This report addresses: (1) actions TSA has taken to enhance training for passenger & checked baggage screeners & screening supervisors, (2) how TSA ensures that screeners complete required training, & (3) actions TSA has taken to measure & enhance screener performance in detecting threat objects. Charts & tables.

Liberalization in Aviation

Competition, Cooperation and Public Policy

Author: Hartmut Wolf,Peter Forsyth,David Gillen,Kai Hüschelrath,Hans-Martin Niemeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317105427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 9333

The last few decades have witnessed substantial liberalization trends in various industries and countries. Starting with the deregulation of the US airline industry in 1978, regulatory restructuring took place in further network industries such as telecommunications, electricity or railways in various countries around the world. Although most of the liberalization movements were initially triggered by the worrying performances of the respective regulatory frameworks, increases in competition and corresponding improvements in allocative and productive efficiency were typically associated with the respective liberalization efforts. From an academic perspective, the transition from regulated industries to liberalized industries has attracted a substantial amount of research reflected in many books and research articles which can be distilled to three main questions: (1) What are the forces that have given rise to regulatory reform? (2) What is the structure of the regulatory change which has occurred to date and is likely to occur in the immediate future? (3) What have been the effects on industry efficiency, prices and profits of the reforms which have occurred to date? Liberalization in Aviation brings together renowned academics and practitioners from around the world to address all three questions and draw policy conclusions. The book is divided into five sections, in turn dealing with aspects of competition in various liberalized markets, the emergence and growth of low-cost carriers, horizontal mergers and alliances, infrastructures, and concluding with economic assessments of liberalization steps so far and proposed steps in the future.

Aviation Safety

Should Airlines be Required to Share Pilot Performance Records? : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, December 13 and 14, 1995

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Aviation

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Aeronautics

Page: 252

View: 9656


National Airspace System: Setting On-Time Performance Targets at Congested Airports Could Help Focus FAA’s Actions

Author: Susan Fleming

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437934153


Page: 69

View: 6077

Flight delays have beset the U.S. national airspace system. In 2007, more than one-quarter of all flights either arrived late or were canceled across the system. The FAA is making substantial investments in transforming to a new air traffic control system -- the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) -- a system that is expected to reduce delays over the next decade. This report explains the extent to which: (1) flight delays in the U.S. national airspace system have changed since 2007 and the contributing factors to these changes; and (2) actions by the FAA are expected to reduce delays in the next 2 to 3 years. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Modelling and Managing Airport Performance

Author: Konstantinos Zografos,Giovanni Andreatta,Amedeo Odoni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118535472

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 6790

Modelling and Managing Airport Performance provides anintegrated view of state-of-the-art research on measuring andimproving the performance of airport systems with consideration ofboth airside and landside operations. The considered facets ofperformance include capacity, delays, economic costs, noise,emissions and safety. Several of the contributions also examinepolicies for managing congestion and allocating sparse capacity, aswell as for mitigating the externalities of noise, emissions, andsafety/risk. Key features: Provides a global perspective with contributing authors fromEurope, North and South America with backgrounds in academia,research institutions, government, and industry Contributes to the definition, interpretation, and sharedunderstanding of airport performance measures and relatedconcepts Considers a broad range of measures that quantify operationaland environmental performance, as well as safety and risk Discusses concepts and strategies for dealing with themanagement of airport performance Presents state-of-the-art modelling capabilities and identifiesfuture modelling needs Themed around 3 sections – Modelling Airport Performance,Assessing Airport Impacts, and Managing Airport Performance andCongestion Modelling and Managing Airport Performance is avaluable reference for researchers and practitioners in the globalair transportation community.

Impact of Airport Pavement Deicing Products on Aircraft and Airfield Infrastructure

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309097991

Category: Deicing chemicals

Page: 58

View: 8352

Airfield pavement deicing and anti-icing are essential activities to maintain safe winter operations of the aviation industry. Airfield pavement deicing products (PDPs) traditionally consisting of urea or glycols have become less popular owing to their adverse environmental impacts. New PDPs have emerged as alternatives that often contain potassium acetate (KAc), sodium acetate (NaAc), sodium formate (NaF), or potassium formate (KF) as the freezing point depressant. When it comes to airfield pavement deicing and anti-icing there are no simple solutions to the competing, and sometimes conflicting, objectives of aircraft safety, environmental regulatory compliance, materials compatibility, and operational implementation viability.

Private Solutions for Infrastructure in Mexico

Country Framework Report for Private Participation in Infrastructure

Author: Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821354148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 3712

Sustainable poverty reduction and equitable economic development depend on the solid foundation of the rule of law. These reforms are underpinned by legal reform, whether it be to increase efficiency in business transactions, benefit from globalization policies, improve the way governments deliver essential services, or facilitate access to a more efficient and effective justice system. Internationally, rules and frameworks of cooperation are required in order to confront new global threats, such as communicable diseases, attacks on the environmental commons, destabilizing capital movements, and money laundering. The World Bank Legal Review, the first in a new annual series, offers a combination of legal scholarship, lessons from experience, legal developments, and recent reports on the many ways in which the application of law and the improvement of justice systems promote poverty reduction, economic development, and the rule of law. This book, produced by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank, is a publication for policymakers and their legal advisers, attorneys and other professionals involved in the area of international development.

Last Exit

Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System

Author: Clifford Winston

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815704768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 8434

In Last Exit Clifford Winston reminds us that transportation services and infrastructure in the United States were originally introduced by private firms. The case for subsequent public ownership and management of the system was weak, in his view, and here he assesses the case for privatization and deregulation to greatly improve Americans' satisfaction with their transportation systems.

Private Solutions for Infrastructure

Opportunities for the Philippines

Author: Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821348734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 69

View: 2088

The Philippines has led many of its East Asian neighbors in creating a policy environment that is conducive to private sector participation in infrastructure. Together with a strong commitment to generating results, this policy environment produced an impressive record of private sector transactions in a relatively short period of time. However, some problems remain. This report, prepared at the request of the Philippine Government, describes and assesses the current status and performance of key infrastructure sectors and the policy, regulatory, and institutional environment for involving the private sector in those sectors. Its purpose is to assist policymakers in framing future reform and development strategies for infrastructure and to assist potential private sector investors in assessing investment opportunities.