Research Papers on Air & Aviation

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  • JetBlue Case Study

    This 42 page paper examines the airline JetBlue in the context of the US airline industry. After an introduction the paper discusses the condition of the airline industry, the profitability of the industry and uses a pest analysis to examine the macro environment. The strategies of JetBlue are then examined at firm, business and operational levels and compared to strategies of competitors. With an understanding of the industry and the firm the writer goes on to suggest potential future strategies. Each of the suggested strategies is analysed and recommendations made for viable future strategies and how they may be implemented. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Airbus Case Study

    This 24 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a case study looking at the Airbus Company, which is an EADS company. The case study looks at the history of the company, its products including be A380, the structure of the company and it is facilities, the competition it faces from Boeing, the management and leadership. The second part of the paper answer questions regarding some of the challenges faced by Airbus including the pressure for innovation, the accusations of insider trading in 2006, the dual CEO structure, the policy of compensating for currency changes as well is other influencing factors such as US government influences on Boeing and the potential of new entrants into the aircraft manufacturing business. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Ryanair - Competitive Advantages and Main Competitor

    This 15 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, and examines the competitive position of Ryanair in 1999. The first part of the paper looks at the competitive advantages that the company has been able to develop, and discusses the way that value is added. Second part of the paper discusses whether or not the competitive advantages are sustainable and identifies the most likely competitor. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Railway and Airline Industry Labor Relations Laws

    This 3 page report discusses labor law, the Railway Labor Act of 1926, labor law, and the rights of airline and railroad workers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Hub and Spokes and Airline Scheduling Overview

    This 21-page paper focuses on how airlines might schedule their flights based on geography, demand and population. The discussion centers on U.S. air carriers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Connection Between Global Travel and the History of Flight

    This 14 page paper provides an overview of aviation history, with a focus on technology and engine development. New trends in world travel are also discussed in light of technological change. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Passenger Aviation

    This 5 page considers the development of passenger aiplanes from the beginning of the twentieth century until today. The writer looks are aircraft such as the Boeing 247, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, DC-3, DC-6 and DC-6 as well as the Dash 80 and Concorde. Consideration is also given to the on board flight management system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • History of U.S. Aviation and Terrorism

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of air disasters that were either tied to terrorism or possibly linked to terrorism. While of course the events of September 11, 2001 are relayed, other events such as the downing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland are included. The Flight 800 disaster that occurred near Long Island, New York is discussed in depth. Information about reaction by society and how these things affect the economy are also included along with data on what the FAA is doing about it all. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • History and Future Promises of Space Exploration

    An 8 page overview of the timeless attraction of space and how that attraction has translated into space exploration programs. This paper traces the history of space exploration and contend that this exploration has the potential to result in more than just satisfying academic curiosity. Space exploration, in fact, directly benefits mankind in a number of ways. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • American Airline Industry Fortunes and Yield Management Impact

    A 9 page paper on the positive financial effects that yield management pricing has had on the major airlines of the U.S., exhibited by a $2.5 billion industry-wide profit after posting losses of over $13 billion over the previous four years combined. With the major airlines' increased financial health, they are better able to compete not only with each other, but against the newer, smaller airlines that would like to create a secondary market in areas not well-served by the major carriers. The major airlines, however, are using all their new-found financial might to drive the smaller ones out of their markets and then follow with increased fares when the threat of competition is gone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 3 Major Airlines and Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the similarities and the management philosophies of American, United and Delta. All old, established companies, they are the three leaders of the US airline industry in terms of total revenues. Neither was profitable until the federal government authorized air mail by private carrier in 1925, and all three operate with only an uneasy peace with their pilots. The paper asks whether any of the three practices TQM, and concludes, based on the company-as-hostage stance of the pilots, that they do not. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Aviation Industry's Air and Noise Pollution Management

    This paper examines the pollution issue that is plaguing the aviation industry -- both in terms of noise and air pollution -- and tries to describe what steps some independent operators are taking to curb the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Impact of Airport Security Measures on Management Operations

    7 pages in length. The extent to which the airport industry environment is different now than prior to September 11, 2001 illustrates the significant lengths to which the nation's security system has been augmented. This vast development in the wake of America's worst terrorist attack in history is, however, said to be just as inefficient and incapable of averting another 911 episode as what existed before the fateful day; that the airport industry has strategically bolstered itself has made all personnel more keenly aware of the potential for a repeat performance, yet the ultimate performance of these presidential instituted mandates and the Transportation Security Administration role continues to leave gapping holes in the overall objective toward national protection. On a smaller scale, however, advancement is being made in certain areas where tremendous sweeps are not expected to occur – such as onboard – where a smaller cluster of people is able to make a bigger, more immediately visible and overall impact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Risk Management and Airline Security

    A 5 page paper discussing aviation’s efforts to manage the risk to flight safety that became glaringly apparent with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The paper discusses the need for security risk management, offers several alternatives and recommends an alternative currently scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2004, that of fingerprinting many foreign visitors arriving at American airports and seaports for the purposes of positive identification and comparing to terrorist watchlists. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management and Airport Security

    A 16 page paper. Airport security has changed in the United States and other countries since the September 11 attacks. Had certain technology, like face recognition, been installed, at least two of the hijacker may never have boarded the plane. Many different systems have been proposed and some have been initiated. For example, the airport in Amsterdam installed iris scanning technology for passengers who fly a great deal. A similar pilot program was installed in one terminal at JFK is using iris scanning for employees. This paper discusses the types of biometric devices that are being considered and/or that have been installed and where they are being used to improve airport security. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Four Questions Pertaining to Management of the Airline Industry

    A 5 page paper answering 4 questions about the airline industry. Questions address codesharing at American Airlines and China Eastern Air; what makes Herb Kelleher worthy of admiration; suggestions for marketing for the future; and recommendations for allocating $5 billion for fleet replacement over 4 years. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Transporting Hazardous Materials by Air

    An 18 page paper discussing increasing regulation of air transport of hazardous materials, using primary lithium batteries and butane lighters as examples. Aviation authorities have moved to decrease risk in all areas, not only those appearing to be directly related to political pressures and the threat of terrorism. As hazardous materials are moved from one place to another and as manufacturing continues the trend of moving offshore, the movement of specific items becomes more frequent and therefore more open to accidents and transport-related problems. The current approach is to accept questionable items until it becomes apparent that these items should be transported by other means. The paper recommends that the government continue in this vein. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Internal In-Flight Acts of Terrorism

    This 5 page paper purports that internal in-flight acts of terrorism are the greatest threat to network security. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Air Transportation Environmental and Regulatory Issues

    A 7 page paper which examines issues that affects air transportation, particularly commercial and cargo aviation, cockpit cameras, environmental concerns, air/noise pollution, and airport land usage. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Air Travel Safety

    This 5 page paper discusses some of the measures put in place by industry and government to make air transportation safer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Future Transportation Transformed by Digital Technology

    This 6 page paper discusses the future in terms of travel, and how it will be impacted by digital technology. This paper focuses on air travel, space travel, trains, cars, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hidden Dangers In Various Modes of Transportation

    This 5 page paper explores automobile, railroad, pipeline, air and sea methods of transportation and the dangers they pose to society. An outline is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • What Caused the January 2000 Crash of Alaska Airlines' Flight 261?

    An 11 page overview of the circumstances leading up to the January 2000 crash of this McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft into the Pacific Ocean approximately eleven miles offshore of Port Hueneme. The author of this paper raises a number of questions such as how faulty manufacturing processes may have been at play as well as how inferior were Alaska Air’s maintenance procedures. One question of particular interest is why ground maintenance personnel were troubleshooting the aircraft in flight with passengers on board. The conclusion is reached that the causes of this crash were multifaceted and included not only inferior parts but also inferior maintenance practices and questionable decisions attributable in part to communications with ground crews. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Aviation Inspection, Maintenance, and Human Factors

    A 10 page contention that aviation maintenance and inspection, like any activity which involves humans, is subject to the limitations of human performance, performance which often as not is replete with errors. Errors, in fact, occur on an everyday basis in aviation. Some errors are minor but others can have disastrous consequences. Errors may be either direct or indirect but they can be minimized by the same analyses as that which is applicable to other human factor-sensitive fields as well. We often look to psychology, rather than solely to aviation, to help us identify the means to improvement in human error. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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