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Fundamentals of Airline Operations

1st Edition

By Gert Meijer


208 pages | 69 B/W Illus.

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This book provides a general introduction into aviation operations, covering all the relevant elements of this field and the interrelations between them.

Numerous books have been written about aviation, but most are written by and for specialists and assume a profound understanding of the fundamentals. This textbook provides the basics for understanding these fundamentals. This book explains how the commercial aviation sector is structured, and how technological, economic and political forces define its development and the prosperity of its players. Aviation Operations have become an important field of expertise. Airlines, airports and aviation suppliers, the players in aviation, need expertise on how aircraft are profitably exploited by connecting airports with the aim to add value to society. This book covers all relevant aspects on how they all do this, including contemporary challenges like capacity constraints and sustainability.

This textbook delivers a fundamental basic understanding of the commercial aviation sector at a level ideal for first-year university students and can be a tool for lecturers in developing an aviation operations curriculum. Finally, this book could also be of interest for people already employed within aviation, often specialists, seeking an accurate overview of all relevant fields of operations.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Aviation Sector 1: Theoretical framework 2: Authorities in aviation 3: Structure of aviation supply 4: Structure of aviation demand 5: Sustainability of aviation Part II Airports 6: The legal framework of airports 7: Types of airports 8: Airport strategic management 9: Aeronautical services at the airport 10: Airport capacity management Part III: Aircraft 11: Aircraft operation 12: Aircraft economics 13: Aircraft supply and MRO Part IV Airlines 14: Airline management 15: Airline economics 16: Airline planning 17: Airline operations Part V: Epilogue 18: Into the future

About the Author

Gert Meijer is a lecturer in Aviation Operations at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. He started his career in aviation in the sales department of aircraft manufacturer Fokker, and has worked for Honeywell Aerospace, responsible for sales and support in commercial aviation.

About the Series

Aviation Fundamentals

Aviation Fundamentals is a series of air transport textbooks that incorporate instructional design principles to present content in a manner that is engaging to the learner, at an accessible level for young adults, allowing for practical application of the content to real-world problems via cases, reflection questions and examples. Each textbook will be supported by a companion website of supplementary materials and a test bank.

The series is designed to help facilitate the recruitment and education of the next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP), a task which has been named a ‘Global Priority’ by the ICAO Assembly. It will also support education for new air transport sectors that are expected to rapidly evolve in future years, such as commercial space and the civil use of remotely piloted aircraft. The objective of Aviation Fundamentals is to become the leading source of textbooks for the variety of subject areas that make up aviation college/university degree programmes, evolving in parallel with these curricula.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / Commercial