Developing Strategies for the Modern International Airport identifies and analyses the primary issues facing the modern international airport, and their role in a global economy. Based on the premise that the aviation industry has a primary and decisive role in the economic and social development of the modern international economy, this book examines the modern international airport and its process of integration into the larger global economy. As the integration of the aviation industry within the larger context of international business grows, there are an increasing number of important airport sites world wide, which are exhibiting the characteristics of what has been called by one authority an ’aerotropolis’, where major airports are integrated into the wider multi business dynamics of cities such as Shanghai or Beijing. Such pioneering developments are indicative of this region and bring with them a host of new issues and challenges for economic development. While international projections of the growth in demand for aviation services suggest that the key region for future expansion will be the ASEAN group of countries, there are marked differences between countries in their overall plans for viable economic development. As a result, the essential raising of funding required for international airport development must compete against other potential development projects all trying to attract the attention of national policy makers.
Alan Williams is Manager of the Postgraduate Programme in Aviation Management in the School of Aviation at Massey University, New Zealand. He is also Visiting Fellow in Management Studies at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge and Guest Professor at Aetna School of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Hong Kong. He has recently carried out contractual consulting work with a number of clients, most notably: The Southern Aviation Authority of Vietnam; Vietnam Airlines; Air New Zealand; Central New Zealand Regional Cargo Hub Survey; Royal New Zealand Air Force specialist manpower study; and Shanghai Jiao Tong University/China Eastern Training Needs Analysis.
' Aimed at second and third-level students studying aviation management, aviation economics and economic geography, it will be of great interest to airport managers, officials and researchers working in the field of aviation.' - Logistics and Transport Focus, November 2006 'The book is both thorough and instructional in nature and is certainly written for the practitioner, but it is also of value to avaiation professionals interested in strategic planning and development within the aviation industry. It is an excellent review of past and current aviation industry issues...In a compelling discussion, Williams reviews the influence of rapid urban growth in east Asian cities and discusses its impact on airport development.' John C. Di Renzo, Jr. , Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, Vol 6, No 2.