The Global Airline Industry

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Peter Belobaba, Amedeo Odoni, Cynthia Barnhart
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 1, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 518 pages
In today's rapidly changing air transport environment, the aviation professionals require access to advanced and comprehensive knowledge, coupled with an in-depth understanding of the needs of the airline industry. Drawing on the editors’ extensive experience with airline and air transport issues, The Global Airline Industry provides a definitive introduction to our air transportation system. Featuring contributors from 3 different continents, all affiliated to MIT’s Global Airline Industry Program, this book’s unique and holistic perspective is allied with detailed coverage of:

• air transportation economics

• airline planning and operations

• industrial relations and human resource issues

• aviation safety and security

• aviation infrastructure and environmental impacts

• airline pricing and distribution.

The Global Airline Industry is accompanied by a book companion website hosting databases with regular updates of airline & air transport related statistics and information as well as updates of the book material, housed at www.wiley.com/belobaba . It engenders a crucial understanding of the essential parameters within which the interfacing disciplines in the industry must operate that will benefit both students in air transportation/ aviation management degree programmes as well as professionals working in the industry.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction and Overview
1
2 The International Institutional and Regulatory Environment
19
3 Overview of Airline Economics Markets and Demand
47
4 Fundamentals of Pricing and Revenue Management
73
5 Airline Operating Costs and Measures of Productivity
113
6 The Airline Planning Process
153
7 Airline Schedule Optimization
183
8 Airline Flight Operations
213
10 Labor Relations and Human Resource Management in the Airline Industry
275
11 Aviation Safety and Security
313
12 Airports
343
13 Air Traffic Control
377
14 Air Transport and the Environment
405
15 Information Technology in Airline Operations Distribution and Passenger Processing
441
16 Critical Issues and Prospects for the Global Airline Industry
467
Index
479

9 Irregular Operations Schedule Recovery and Robustness
253

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Peter P. Belobaba is Principal Research Scientist at MIT's International Center for Air Transportation. He currently teaches graduate level courses on The Airline Industry and Airline Management in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and is the Program Manager of the MIT Global Airline Industry Program. He has published articles dealing with airline pricing, revenue management and competition in leading scholarly journals and has served as North American Editor, Journal of Air Transport Management, 1994-1997. See author’s previous works for previous book projects.

Cynthia Barnhart is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the MIT School of Engineering, Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and serves as Co-Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and President of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science). She has developed and teaches courses including Carrier Systems, Optimization of Large-Scale Transportation Systems, Airline Schedule Planning and the Airline Industry. Her research activities have focused on the development of planning models and algorithms to improve carrier operations, particularly airlines. Her work has been published in several books and scholarly journals.

Amedeo R. Odoni is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has also served as Co-Director of MIT's Operations Research Center, as Co-Director of the FAA's National Center of Excellence in Aviation Education, and as Editor of the scholarly journal Transportation Science. He is the author, co-author or editor of seven books and about 100 technical papers (see authors' previous works). Among other distinctions, he is the recipient of the FAA’s National Award for Excellence in Aviation Education, the INFORMS Robert F. Herman Award for Lifetime Contributions to Transportation Science and several awards for excellence in teaching. Professor Odoni’s recent textbook, Airport Systems: Planning, Design and Management is a standard reference on airport planning and operations.

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