Issue 22

President’s Speech

Flying after September 11th: The consequences of the attacks for the European aviation industry
by Guillaume Burghouwt

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on the September 11th have affected the European air transport sec-tor in a number of ways. The attacks have damaged the confi-dence of the consumer in air travel in the short run. In the long run, the attacks have off e red an opportunity for the so-called peanut carriers to enter the market and to change the stru c t u re of the European aviation industry.

Airline of the World: Jet Airways
by Amrita Bose

Jet Airways, a real pleasurable experience. Jet Airways is one of the domestic airlines flying in India. Experiencing flying with Jet Airways for the first time in 1998, I was surprised by the superb service level. Returning to India last winter proved that flying with Jet Airways is a pleasant way of traveling by air. What makes this domestic airline so special?

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is more than a major Air Transport Hub for its European Warehouses
by Pim Warffemius

Many international logistics companies have organized their European Distribution network according to the concept of central European distribution. In this connection, European Distribution Centers (EDCs) fulfill a main role. In an EDC, goods from mainly overseas production locations, for instance Japan or the USA, are stored before being distributed thro u g h o u t Europe. In most cases, delivery lead times from the EDC to the customer somewhere in Europe range from 24 to 72 hours.

Airline Management at the University of New-South Wales (Australia)
By Deborah Knijnenburg

Ashgate Book Review: Shaping Air Transport in Asia Pacific by Tae Hoon Oum and Chunyan Yu
Review by Jonna Tuominen

This book gives a compact view of the aviation industry in the Asia Pacific region. Countries of this region written about are Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Australia. Insight of the airlines, airports, traffic freedom rights, and the liberalization of these are given. The impacts of the Asian economic crisis on the aviation are thoroughly questioned in this resent publication (2000). (Of course I am waiting with interest if the authors will update the second edition of the book with a look upon the influences of September 11, 2002.)

“The JSF, Joining the Strike for best Fighter”
by Roger Cannegieter

In continuation of the article in our previous issue about the new generation of fighters, we have written a follow-up article. This article focuses on the decision making process and the future requirements of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) for its next fighter jet. This article is about an Aerius lecture given by the former Lt. General of the RNLAF, Mr. Droste.

Airports of the world: Dubai International Airport (DXB)
by Patrick Post

Dubai, “City of Gold”, is the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. Dubai International Airport is not only one of the Middle-East’s busiest airports but also one of the fastest growing airports in the world and has been voted several times as best International Airport and Best Airport Middle East. The Duty Free area at the airport received even more awards for being the best Duty Free. Dubai benefits from attracting both business- and leisure travelers.

Tango for Three: Essay on an effective civil aviation system
by Hubert Croes

Beneath we present an abstract of the essay prepared by Mr. Boubby Grin. This essay deals with the specific policy objective of maintaining and strengthening The Netherlands’ connection with the global aviation network. Here we deal with a combina-tion of national efforts and a primarily international market, a large-scale industrial evolution and individual corporate strate-gies, and with the fascination for aviation as a mode of transport and mobility as a goal. It is a busy intersection and regulation is necessary.

Moving on from airport retail’s growing pains
by Johan Schölvinck

Every modern airport is highly and increasingly dependent on its con-sumer business: its “retail income” from shops, food and beverage, car parking, advertising etc. Since the abolition of intra-EU duty free on June 30, 1999 and the global down-turn in aviation after September 11, 2001, the airport retail industry has suffered considerable knock-backs. But is has learnt several lessons from its growing pains – and the industry is slowly beginning to mature.

Panalpina: the Integrated Forwarder
by René Graafland, Rindert de Quaasteniet and Willem-Jan Zondag

Panalpina has – for many years – been one of the core sponsors of Aerius. In the past, a delegation of Aerlines interviewed manag-ing director John Klompers of Panalpina Netherlands. This inter-view has unfortunately never been published in Aerlines. On April 8th last, Aerius organized a company visit to the Panalpina office and warehouse at Schiphol-Rijk. Through this company profile, we give you an overview of both the interview and the company visit.

Conference Report: What is to become of air traffic management in Europe?
by Rogier Krieger

Apart from an overview of the cur-rent situation regarding Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Europe, that question most occupied participants at Jane’s ATC conference held at Maastricht early February this year. H e re is an overview of the three sessions Aerlines attended.

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