Book Review: Managing the Skies – Public Policy, Organization and Financing of Air Traffic Management

A book review by Ruwantissa Abeyratne

managing_the_skiesThis book, authored by two distinguished experts on the subject of air traffic management and finance and economics respectively, reflects a balanced blend of professional experience and academic research. This fusion serves the reader well in obtaining a thorough understanding of air traffic management in the introduction to the book, which acts as an enabler towards understanding a wide spectrum of air traffic systems and their complex technical aspects, which are explained in clear, unpretentious and eminently comprehensible language.

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Book Review: Aviation and Tourism – Implications for Leisure Travel

aviation_tourismA book review by Lomme Devriendt

As the characteristics and needs of leisure travelers differ so much from those of business travelers, a separate consideration of the relationships between the aviation and tourism market is required if a detailed understanding of the leisure-driven air travel market is to be gained. No less than 26 distinguished experts in the domain of aviation and tourism were invited by Anne Graham, Andreas Papatheodorou, and Peter Forsyth to contribute to this intriguing theme in the book ‘Aviation and Tourism’.

Course: Air Transport & Logistics Management @ University of Huddersfield

Air Transport and Logistics Management BSc(Hons)

School of Applied Sciences
Ucas Code BSc/Air T & Log
Course Length
3 Years Full Time
4 Years Sandwich

Number of Places 20

Contact
Nick Hubbard
Telephone: 01484 472293
Fax: 01484 473019
E-mail: n.j.hubbard

Entry Requirements

Typical points score for entry 200 pts

General minimum entry requirements

In addition, applicants for this course should normally have GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent.

Introduction
The demand for air transport of both passengers and goods continues to increase. People wish to travel more often and further for both leisure and business pursuits. The globalisation of supply chains challenges land-based transport infrastructure, resulting in the enormous growth of air freight. This innovative course is the first to link the general principles of airline and airport management to the discipline of logistics management and recognises the need for graduates who have a full understanding of the role of the aviation sector in supply chain management. It will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for exciting and challenging careers in airlines, air freight, freight forwarders, express couriers and general logistics and supply chain management. The rewards are good and the career prospects excellent in a sector which has massive growth potential.

Course Structure
Year 1

Economics for Business
Professional Skills and Air Transport Studies
Information Technology and Statistics
Principles of Logistics and Marketing
Accounting for Managers
One option from:

Legal Environment of Business and Employment
Geography and Business of Tourism and Leisure
Languages

Year 2

Logistics Management
Airline and Airport Operations Management
European Business
Logistics and the Workplace
Logistics Techniques and Applications
One option from:

Languages
European Freight Management
Marketing and the Travel and Tourism Industry
Buying and Merchandising
Operations Management
Year 3

Supervised Work Experience (optional)
You will spend the third year in a business or organisation involved in air transport and logistics operations. Through our excellent industrial contacts we ensure that you will obtain salaried placements of the highest calibre, providing competitive advantage in the graduate employment marketplace.

Year 4

Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports
Project
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Airport Planning and Development
One option from:

Languages
Retail Logistics
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Tourism Planning and Development
Supply Chain Modelling
Transport Economics and Policy
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, role play, case studies, case projects and site visits. Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations, exams and case study analysis.

Career Opportunities
Graduates from our other programmes in Transport and Logistics have recently secured jobs in the air transport and air freight sector including: Jet2, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Lufthansa Sky Chef, TNT, DHL. Career opportunities in general logistics and supply chain management enterprises remain extremely buoyant.

Special Features

Professional Body Accreditation
As with our other programmes, it is expected that this specialist course will meet the full educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

International Links
Exchange and placement opportunities exist in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Hong Kong. Currently we have students from 14 countries and four continents studying transport and logistics in the University.

More info
http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/undergrad/ipp_pages00000881.htm

Course: Air Transport Management @ Loughborough University, UK

The Air Transport Management programme began in 2000, guided by airlines and airports and built upon the expertise gained from running IATA courses and a Masters Degree in Airport Planning and Management for 30 years.

The course prepares students for a career in the air transport business, particularly airports and airlines. Students run their own airline through a computer simulation and study aviation safety, airport policy, planning and design, environmental impact and airline marketing and management. An industrial placement year is offered between Part B and Part C, to provide the student with practical first hand experience of the industry.

The degree also provides essential core transferable management skills such as information technology, economics, statistics, oral, written and verbal presentation skills.

The high academic standards on the programme demand hard work from students prepared to apply themselves to study a range of disciplines. A multimodal approach is taken because it is deemed crucial for students to recognise that Air Transport functions within the wider context of the transport system and its operation.

Self motivation to study, a willingness to work in syndicate teams and an aptitude to execute work of a high standard are essential characteristics for potential students to possess.

The programme covers the principles of aviation and airports with management and economics options from the Transport Management and Planning programme. Air-specific modules include Introduction to Air Transport, Aviation Infrastructure Design and Operation, Airline Planning and Operations, Airline Marketing and Management, Aviation Safety, Airport Policy and Management. In addition your Final Year Project will be on an air-related topic. Click here for more information.

Essay Bundle on Air Transport & Public Policy

The book that Aerlines Magazine has published on Air Transport & Public Policy has been reviewed in the Journal of Air Transport Management.JATM

 

You can read the review here. Or click on the link below to order the book:

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Airline Business Trends and Challenges

Substitution Opportunities of High Speed Train for Air Transport

By: Peter Jorritsma

air-rail-substitutionThis paper describes the opportunities for substitution between air travel from Amsterdam Airport and the high-speed train to main destinations in Europe. First, the relevant factors influencing the substitution from airplane to high-speed train are discussed. Second, the present situation and future trends in supply and demand in the railway and air markets are described. Finally, an estimate of the potential substitution in 2020, based on available sources, is presented on the routes Amsterdam-Brussels, Amsterdam-Paris and Amsterdam-London.

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