Aviation

Quality Management in Aviation Training

Abstract This paper addresses the use of total quality management principles in the evaluation of aviation training outcomes. The paradigm shift to quality management in aviation training is explored in four areas: quality management implementation, quality management tools for training managers, quality management strategies for training, and the quality training culture. Together, the four areas […]

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Aviation – largest industry

Aviation today is arguably the world’s largest industry and one of the safest modes of transport. This is a far cry from the days of 1945. The days when only prop liners were around, and air travel was only for those who could actually afford it. From Comets to Airbus A330’s. From Stratocruisers to Boeing […]

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Analysis of the Macro environmental Factors

‘Open Skies Agreement’ – liberalization of aviation within and between US and Europe, is in place for summer 2007 which is a favourable Political factor. Also, investigation on BAA dominance and joint ownership of Scottish and London airports is going underway by the OFT (Office of Fair Trade), to ensure consumers interest. This will also […]

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Aviation vs the Environment

Aviation is a fast developing sector of the economy. It is interconnected with a number of social and economic benefits and a range of environmentally damaging consequences. This report is intended to highlight the reasons on why aviation growth cannot exist in harmony with the global environment. It is organized into (5) paragraphs. Paragraph 1 […]

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Risk management in Aviation Security

Whenever a task needs to be done there is always an element of risk attached to it. It is possible that an event will take place which is undesirable and which can cause problems or damage to a system. Risk management deals with the reduction of occurrence or minimization of consequences of such an event. […]

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Crew Resource Management

Crew resource management has been used for long to improve the operation of flight by crews. The concept of crew resource management came into use in 1979 as a response to NASA workshop that had been called to examine the role that is played by human error in air accidents. According to John K. Lauber, […]

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Ethics in the aviation industry

The Aviation industry is a complex combination of professionals. Some of these professional include; aeronautical engineers, aircraft mechanics, cabin crew members, executive officers, pilots, accountants and many others. An airline usually has the latter mentioned employees under its wing. It is therefore necessary to put in place a code of conduct that describes ethical responsibilities […]

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Aviation Infrastructure in Africa

The performance of the African aviation industry is still lagging behind those of the rest of the world. Nonetheless, demand for air transport has increased steadily over the past years with passenger numbers and freight traffic growing by 45% and 80% respectively. Over the period 2010 – 2015, Africa is expected to be the third […]

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Airline intelligence

Airline intelligence is playing a more crucial role in the airline operations due to increased risks which airlines face in the modern world.  Airline intelligence is advanced information on potential threats and risks which airlines face in the course of their operations.

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