Issue 31

Air Transport in the Mercosur

By Fladimir Silva

This contribution concludes that there is no legitimate aeronautical integration within the Mercosur region, since in the existing air agreements the liberal measures lack of effectiveness and depend on the unanimous decision of the representatives of the involved states. The states should adopt a Common Politics with the purpose of giving wings to Mercosur.

Design of a supply-chain Quality Logistics Model

By Twan Duivenvoorden

By what means can Airbus improve cooperation with its suppliers regarding supply chain delivery efforts? Twan wrote his final thesis at the Airbus site in Hamburg about this basic question. the Kraljic-matrix was used to select a strategy in determining when to perform which quality and planning assuring efforts, and when to delegate to or collaborate with suppliers.

Optimal Configuration of Airport Passenger Terminals

By Anddersson Correira

This work presents an evaluation of walking distances and construction costs for airport passenger terminals as a function of the four configuration concepts mentioned in airport theory literature (pier, satellite, linear, and transporter), and as a function of various demand levels. The results provided are useful for airport planners to assist them in the economic and operational assessment of building alternatives for new airport passenger terminals.

Ranging Capabilities

By Roger Canngieter

The different views of more frequencies against more capacity. With aircraft manufacturers now offering aircraft with more range but also with more capacity, airlines are now determining whether the hub and spoke philosophy or the point-to-point philosophy is the best strategy to follow.

Airport of the World: Berlin Tempelhof

By Olaf van Tol & Bart Steverink

Tempelhof airport is one of three airports in Berlin, apart from Tegel and Schönefeld. The construction of the new main airport of Berlin, Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI), will replace the three existing airports. The question is: can one airport handle the whole capacity of the Berlin metropolis?

The Graduate: Peter Oosterbeek

Airline of the World: Air Transat

By Eduard Koekkoek

When looking at the tarmac of Canadian airports, one particular scheduled charter line stands out: Air Transat, which seems to be thriving. This Airline of the World takes a look behind the scenes of Air Transat and to learn something about seat inventory control as well.

Conference Report: World Low Cost Airlines Conference

By Willem-Jan Zondag

Aerlines attended the European edition of the the “World Low Cost Airlines Congress”, held in a far from ‘no-frills’ venue in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ashgate Book Review: “a Cognitive Approach to Situation Awareness”

By Amrita Bose

Safe flying has a lot to do with the actual people involved. Their awareness of the situation, of course specifically during potential hazardous situations, is quite important. This Ashgate book discusses the psychological perspective of Situational Awareness.

Ashgate Book Review: “Flight Simulations, Virtual Environments in Aviation”

By Niels ten Berge

Niels ten Berge provides his opinion about this ‘easy-to-read’ book for anyone who is interested in flight simulators from a technology point of view, to the human-factor perspective. The author opened the gate to the wonderful world of flight simulators.

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