Research Papers on All Transportation Issues

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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.

  • Dangers of Driving While Using Cell Phones

    3 pages in length. In this day and age of tremendous technological advancements, there is almost nothing that cannot be accomplished with a cell phone from the convenience of one's automobile, with drivers conducting business, making doctor's appointments, talking to friends, dialing in for radio station contests and everything else that can be done from a conventional landline telephone. At issue, however, is the one significant difference where cell phones are concerned: The inherent danger of driving and talking at the same time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cyberterrorism Danger

    In the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, the U.S. government has stepped up efforts to protect its citizens. Among those efforts is protection of computer networks that control power grids, water and the utilities. This paper examines what, exactly, is being done and how cyberterrorism is defined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Design and Cyber Culture

    This 12 page paper examines the new era of modern technology in terms of design. A variety of modern technological products are identified and analyzed from a deisgn point-of-view. Paul Kunkel's, "Digital Dreams" is consulted for this paper as the "micro-chip aesthetic" is examined. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Data Security and Cyber Crime

    This 3 page paper looks at the issue of data security in the context of cyber crime. The paper gives a good overview of the subject from as range of literature, discussing what is meant by cyber crime, how it takes place and how it is dealt with. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethics Pornography Cyberspace

    This 8 page paper reviews the literature to determine the answers for three critical questions regarding the regulation of pornography on the Internet, texting, and other realms of cyberspace. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • International Law and Nuclear Weapons

    This 36-page paper covers the issue of nuclear weapons and whether they ae prohibited by international law. The paper discusses the history of nuclear weapons, the use of treaties in terms of legal control and the 1996 ruling of the IJC World Court on the legality of nuclear weapons. Bibliography lists 36 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.

  • Role of a Masters in Geography/GIS

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the the role that a master's degree in Geography/GIS plays for a government employee or an educator in GIS. The topic of GIS is defined and the particular are described. 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.

  • NY's Transportation Growth

    This 10 page paper examines the history of New York State--with special attention to NYC--as it respects its geography and advent of transportation systems. The trains, subway and roadways are discussed.

  • Erie Canal's History

    A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • Long Island's Transportation History

    This 8 page paper provides a history of transportation on Long Island, New York with a focus on trains, automobiles and boats. The Long Island Rail Road is discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Traffic Signals and Their History

    In the history of rural America the growth of a town was often measured by the addition of traffic light. The distinction was even made whether your town merited a blinking light, or the genuine three-color article. Yet the traffic signal itself has its own unique history, current contributions, and future significant role, will be the basis of this 5 page discussion. Biblioography lists 4 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.

  • 1845 to 1865 History of U.S. Railroads

    A 15 page research paper that outlines the early history of America's railroads, focusing on the period from 1845 to 1865. The writer examines the social and economic forces that led to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Also examined are the ways in which railroads affected the country socially and economically. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Superpave Project Short History

    This 4 page paper defines Superpave and delves into the Superpave project. How Superpave has revolutionized an industry and changed the state of roads around America is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Machines and Their History

    A 14 page paper which examines the history and development of machines. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • IT Acquisition by Developing Nations and Strategies of Identification

    This 13 page paper is an outline for a paper studying the best ways for developing countries to develop strategies to help them develop information technology competences. The paper gives an introduction and a justifications of the research and then gives a lengthy literature review that focuses on the way foreign direct investment,(FDI), may be used with knowledge transfer and the role of education and internal policies. The bibliography cites 15 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.

  • Year 2000 Crisis and How Y2K Can Be Successfully Managed

    A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of 'mainstream' date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal and global management of the problem. Bibliography lists 15 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.

  • European Sports Car Rankings

    3 pages in length. Opinions are plentiful when it comes to deciding which European sports car ranks the highest of all the rest. While the general consensus typically includes such well-known and well-respected names as Ferrari and Lamborghini, there are others like Saleen – likely known only to those who are bona fide automobile aficionados - that hold a small but significant advantage over the others. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Telecommunications Management and Intelligent Agents

    This 7-page paper reports on intelligent agents and their role in telecommunications management. Topics discussed include intelligent agents and their impacdt on organizations, trends and definitions. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Article Review on the Trends in Sales Management

    A 3 page paper that provides a synopsis of an article entitled "Watch this channel" by Erika Rasmusson. This article focuses on information technology and the evolution of Online Marketplaces as a new distribution channel. Vertical and horizontal marketplaces are explained with examples. Certain opinions in this article are supported in articles by other authors. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AT DHL

    This 5-page paper provides an overview of DHL, the shipping company, and an overview of techology in logistics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Advantage to Other Forms of Transport?

    Is Maritime Shipping Loosing its' Competitive This 4 page paper considers the position of maritime transportation and assesses where it has lost its' competitive advantages when compared to other transport models, such as road, rail or air. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • REGULATORY AND ORGANIZATIONAL OVERSIGHT OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    This 8-page paper presents information about security issues impacting the ground transportation network, including railroads and trucking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Demographics and the Transportation Industry

    This 3 page paper provides a summary and article review. An article entitled " Transport industry prepares for major shift in demographics" by Misty Harris is discussed. The article focuses on the aging population and driving. No additional sources cited.

  • Logistics Industry and Automotive Inbound Material Transport Collaboration

    This 20 page paper examines the way that problems currently facing the many industries, including the automotive industry, regarding the inbound logistics. Increasing costs and inefficiencies are reducing profits for the carriers and sellers and increasing costs for the buyers, while many lorries travel empty on the roads. This paper considers how these inefficiencies are being tackled. The paper concentrates on the automotive industry and how the efficiencies can be enhanced in Europe. The paper includes initiatives such as the European Logistics Users Providers and Enablers Group (ELUPEG). The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • This 10-page paper analyzes intercity passenger rail transportation and the history of the railroads. There are 7 sources cited.

  • Transportation, Public vs. Private

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares the advantages and disadvantages of private (cars) and public (buses and trains) transportation systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • TV Viewer Types Types Of Television Viewers: Home Shopping Addicts, Diehard Sports Fans And Public Television Loyalists

    5 pages in length. Since television's entrance into mainstream society more than fifty years ago, certain formations have taken place with regard to content and personal preference. The last half-century has transformed television into a multifaceted entity where specific factions can focus upon their most beloved form of televised entertainment, information or opportunities. Three of these types of groups – home shopping addicts, diehard sports fans and public television loyalists – represent the tremendously diverse role that television has come to play in contemporary society. No bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Germany's Infrastructure of Technology and Transportation

    This 4 page paper examines the macro environment in Germany outlining the transport and technology infrastructure that is in place. Many useful facts are quoted in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 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.

  • Transportation Unions Pros and Cons

    This 5-page paper examines the benefits and disadvantages to organized labor within the railway and trucking industries. Some points examined include wages, benefits and working hours. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Security and Maritime Transportation on the West Coast of the United States

    In five pages this paper examines the present maritime transportation and port security issue situation currently affecting the West Coast of the United States in an overview that includes recommended strategies to address these security challenges. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Transportation Industries and the Impact of 911

    5 pages. The effects of September 11 had, of course, a huge impact on every industry one can think of. The transportation industries were hit particularly hard and this paper will discuss that influence. Topics will include the rail, trucking, pipelines and seagoing industries as well as a short summary on the airline industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Transportation Fuel Possibilities of Natural Gas

    5 pages in length. Without question, the world's energy demand has increased due directly to the fact that the population continues to rise. What this translates to in correlating statistics is that energy demands throughout the past half-century have tripled, the global economy has quintupled and the world population increased twofold. If the human species is going to sustain its existence much past the new millennium, alternative fuel sources – such as natural gas – must be implemented in virtually every sector of transportation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Best Sports Car BMW M3

    6 pages. The BMW M3 has been the subject of many articles and consumer report studies recently. Rating cars is not only just an annual task for automotive journalists but it is also a subject which auto enthusiasts look forward to eagerly each season. Did their favorite car make it to the top? What did the critics have to say about it? And do these opinions agree with those who actually own these cars? This paper focuses on the BMW M3 in the sports car class. For those who own the BMW M3 it is likely they will claim that hands down it is the best sports car they have ever driven. Although not all of the auto magazines rated the BMW M3 as number one, most owners will disagree. The BMW M3 has everything a driver wants in a sporty car. By looking at several magazine articles and talking to drivers of these well-made and handsome cars, it is easy to conduct our own survey. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Public Transportation and the Use of Compressed Natural Gas

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of the use of compressed natural gas for public transportation. The case study of the DC metro area is utilized. 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.

  • Pros and Cons of Transportation's 5 Modes

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the five modes of transportation. Positive and negative factors of each are included and there is some attention paid to safety issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nursing Competency and the Use of Technology

    An 8 page discussion of the need for technological competence in nursing. This paper asserts that utilizing technology to optimize patient outcome is directly dependent on a nurse’s competence with that particular technology. Because technology is changing on a daily basis in the medical environment, nursing competency is an ever evolving phenomena. The problem which exists, therefore, in insuring nursing competency revolves around insuring both adequate training and provisions to provide the proper management format and accountability which is necessary to insure that nurses continually perform their duties in the most competent and constructive manner. The establishment of well designed quality assurance/quality improvement models and clinical pathways are critical components of this task. A 1/2 page Roman Numeral outline is included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Examining CSX Corporation

    This paper is an overview of CSX Corporation, an international transportation firm, relying on a huge network of rail, trucks and ocean carriers to get products from one place to another. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Music Licensing and Technology

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the use of technology and the problem of music licensing. This paper considers the reasons why music licensing has come up as a major issue in the midst of significant changes in technological access. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Music Instruction and the Use of Technology

    A 10 page research paper which looks at how computer technology is impacting the field of music education. The writer gives an overview of some of the technological marvels available and then discusses the controversy as to how much these new innovations should replace traditional pedagogies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • This 3-page paper discusses the debate regarding digital rights management and whether people should have access to online media such as music, movies and video games. It also discusses watermarking techniques. There are 2 sources cited.

  • Recording Studios and Changes in Technology

    A 12 page discussion of the technological changes which have occurred in the recording studio since the popular music explosion of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Emphasizes the impetus behind these changes is attributable not only to the entertainment industry but also to factors as diverse as computer, military, and medical applications. Notes specific changes in Signal Inputs, Signal Conditioning, Sound Recording Equipment, Mixers, and Signal Outputs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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