* Presents practical and profitable solutions to problems encountered by commercial and regional airlines, charter, cargo, and corporate aircraft operations, businesses, and fractional and lease aircraft companies * Details save-money, make-money strategies and simulates trips for profit-and-loss analysis * Includes performance case studies * Covers methods of fuel conservation, environmental concerns, maintenance, and more
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.
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.
Now in its sixth edition, Air Transportation 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, this book now takes the reader to the leading edge of the discipline, using past and present trends to forecast future challenges the industry may face and encouraging the reader to really think about the decisions a manager implements. The Sixth Edition contains updated material on airline passenger marketing, labor relations, financing and heightened security precautions. Arranged in sharply focused parts and accessible sections, the exposition is clear and reader-friendly. Air Transportation is suitable for almost all aviation programs that feature business and management, modular courses and distance learning programmes, or for self-directed study and continuing personal professional development.
In Cruising to Profits, Volume 1 - 2nd Edition, a very thought-provoking book, strategic airline business transformation and profitability expert Ricardo Vincent Pilon shares transformational strategies and tools he concludes would contribute to a fundamental shift in turning commercial aviation into a profitable business. Some radical, but necessarily drastic, views and methodologies are offered. The content is primarily based on his practical experience, his airline management and business consulting work, and also combines results from his work with academic involvement in airline economics as well as management science. The author introduces a three-pillar visionary business transformation and leadership framework entitled BeProFit (BPF), which redefines the role of commercial aviation. The book is an elaborate introduction to a possible evolution in commercial aviation and airline management and paves the way for Volume 2 - The Practical Guide. He further lays the foundation for H2 - Human Capital Profit Multiplier and S.T.A.R., two management tools that identify and enable leadership, as discussed in Volume 3 - The Human Capital Factor. Cruising to Profits offers valuable, actionable management tools so as to execute on the vision and include day-to-day operations towards commercial airline strategy formulation.
This volume provides an introduction to aviation management covering all major actors and processes, the fundamental structures, and the economic and regulatory background of the industry. It comprises contributions from experienced practitioners of the aviation industry and from scholars in that field.
Progress in Sustainable Aviation looks at recent progress and new technological developments in sustainable aviation, presenting readers with engineering solutions and methodologies for efficiency and cost savings, performance improvement, and emission reduction. Coverage includes alternative fuel types, propulsion technologies, and emission technologies used in different aerial vehicles, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, and passenger aircraft. Operational areas, such as the building of green airports, commercial air transport, and maintenance management are also addressed. This collection will be a valuable reference for researchers, practicing engineers, scientists, and students working in the area of sustainable aviation technology and management. Looks at recent progress in sustainable aviation technologies; Presents alternative aviation fuel types and propulsion technologies; Includes case studies and practical applications.
The advancements in decision sciences theory and applications can be regarded as a continuously emerging field in all areas of interest including technology, industry, energy, healthcare, education, agriculture, social sciences, and more. Managers in all disciplines face an endless list of complex issues every day. One of the essential managerial skills is the ability to allocate and utilize limited resources appropriately in the efforts of achieving optimal performance efficiently. This is no less important for those who work in the transportation sector. The Handbook of Research on Decision Sciences and Applications in the Transportation Sector explores the importance of decision sciences and the ways in which they apply to the transportation sector. This book covers technologies and tools including machine learning, mathematical modeling, and simulation and their applications in such tasks as reducing fuel costs, improving passenger flow, and ensuring vehicle safety. It is an essential reference source for managers, professionals in the transport industry, supply chain specialists, safety officers, IT consultants, executives, practitioners, scientists, students, researchers, and academicians.
The book provides deep insights into the operations and business of the air transport system, i.e., airlines, airports, and ATC/ATM (Air Traffic Control/Management). It reviews activities of the air transport operators, functions and processes, as well as the needs and requirements of users and customers in a simple and easy to understand way. A brief description of aviation history, the air transport system development and processes are followed by the elaboration of the aircraft’s elements, masses, payload-range diagrams, and balance. The fundamentals of airports and the ATC/ATM service providers and their contribution to the air transport system are also provided. Moreover, the most important elements in the airport and ATC/ATM system are examined, and the rules, regulations and simplified approaches to how these systems operate are described. The airlines play an important role in the air transport system as users of the airports’ and ATC/ATM service providers. Different business models are presented as well as the fundamentals of airline planning, operations and management (including passenger demand, market segmentation, scheduling, tariffs, alliances, and frequent flyer programs). Besides passenger transport, the book contains an overview and comprehensive guide of the air cargo transport by addressing the key issues such as: the current trends, market characteristics, unit load devices, cargo handling, air cargo documents, and transport of different kind of goods (perishable, live human organs, live animals, dangerous, heavy, etc.).
The Air Transportation Industry: Economic Conflict and Competition analyzes all market segments in detail, examining such issues as which industrial-economic structure drives decisions, the main economic problems, the consequences for negotiations between different actors, impacts on the global aviation market, and much more. The book covers the entire aviation sector, including strategies, regulation, resilience, privatization, airport slot management, and more. It examines how economic and strategic struggles underlie the current market structure, both for aviation as a whole and for the constituent actors as carriers, authorities and handlers. This book will help reader gain insights into possible strategic choices and the mutual competitive strength within the future aviation market. Contains contributions from well-known aviation scholars Includes numerous cases studies throughout that explore a wide range of topics Focuses on applied knowledge, with clearly structured chapters examining topics from a global perspective Addresses the ongoing consequences of COVID-19 on the air transportation industry, examining potential strategic responses in the event of subsequent pandemics
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.
The theory of concurrent engineering is based on the concept that the different phases of a product lifecycle should be conducted concurrently and initiated as early as possible within the product creation process. Concurrent engineering is important in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer goods and environmental engineering, as well as in the development of new services and service support. This book presents the proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in September 2014. It is the first volume of a new book series: 'Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering'. The title of the CE2014 conference is: 'Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy', which reflects the variety of processes and methods which influence modern product creation. After an initial first section presenting the keynote papers, the remainder of the book is divided into 11 further sections with peer-reviewed papers: product lifecycle management (PLM); knowledge-based engineering (KBE); cloud approaches; 3-D printing applications; design methods; educational methods and achievements; simulation of complex systems; systems engineering; services as innovation and science; sustainability; and recent research on open innovation in concurrent engineering. The book will be of interest to CE researchers, practitioners from industry and public bodies, and educators alike.