by Steve Swidler, Auburn University and Triant Flouris, Concordia University Aviation MBA
This contribution chronicles American’s takeover of TWA, its struggles subsequent to the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 and ultimately the restructuring that occurred as the airlines hovered near bankruptcy.
by Daniel Zwick, TU Berlin
Deregulation of formerly strong regulated markets often leads to dramatically changes of market structure because increasing competitive pressure emerges for incumbent firms. However, questions arise if competition will be sustainable during the conversion of the market from government-restricted regional monopolies to an integrated competitive market. One possible threat for market development in the airline industry could be anti-competitive behavior by large dominating incumbent carriers. Such action might arise in multiple ways – one of the most important of those is predatory pricing.
by Khaled A. Abbas from the Egypt National Institute of Transport
This contribution develops demand models for passenger aviation from/to Cairo airport. The contribution starts by forming a conceptualization of main factors affecting passenger demand for international air transport from/to Egypt.
by Mr. Assaad Farah, Concordia University
The evolution of Crew Resource Management (CRM) is informatively described in this article by Mr. Assaad Farah as an introduction to the research which analyses the relation of CRM with reduction of certain pilot errors.
by Victor Ujimoto
The above named article gives an historic overview of Crew Resource Management and ends by introducing new principles of it, like creating a proactive organizational culture. The author of this article, Dr. Victor Ujimoto, argues that the concept of Crew Resource Management should indeed be broadened to Corporate Resource Management. By means of a couple of elaborate examples of successes, for instance by Southwest Airlines, and mishaps the proposition for this new concept is illustrated.
by Jasper Spruit
The second largest airport of The Netherlands is more in development than ever before. In this Airport of the World editor Jasper Spruit provides an overview of the most important facts and an analysis of the past and future developments.
by Jurjan Knol
As one of the most successful airlines in the low-cost market segment, Southwest Airlines is often used as an important benchmark for the airline industry. In this article, Jurjan Knol looks at the logic behind the success of Southwest Airlines from an organizational perspective, thereby using the five elements of Galbraiths STAR-model: Strategy, Structure, Processes, Rewards, and People.
by the editors
After almost nine months of preparations, Aerius in close co-operation with PNL (Platform Nederlandse Luchtvaart) organized On March 11 th the symposium “Aviation in the Netherlands, in a responsible way towards the Future” (in Dutch: ‘Luchtvaart in Nederland, Verantwoord de Toekomst in’). Around 150 participants attended the conference that took off at 09.00 in the morning in the Auditorium of the Schiphol Group headquarters at the airport.
Jasper Spruit about Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Dragonair) that was founded in 1985 with a Boeing 737-200A aircraft flying from Hong Kong to Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia). Dragonair currently serves 29 Asian destinations, including 21 in the mainland, with flights to the mainland exceeding 200 per week with one of the youngest and most advanced aircraft fleets in the region.
by Floris Boesveldt
Floris Boesveldt reviewed this book which is intended to acquaint the reader with the significance of pilot selection in terms of money, safety, and volume of training underway. It presents the history of aircraft pilot selection and the scientific methodology underlying the development of effective and valid selection procedures.
by Amrita Bose
The topic, fatigue, of this book is as interesting as the title suggests. Not only is it relevant for those who are working irregular shifts, the insights into sleep and the architecture thereof is also enlightening for anyone with a busy schedule. Perhaps nibbling off sleep-time is not that profitable after all…