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. It 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 can be profitably exploited by connecting airports with the aim of adding value to society. This book covers all relevant aspects of aviation operations, including contemporary challenges, like capacity constraints and sustainability.
This textbook delivers a fundamental 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. It may also be of interest to people already employed within aviation, often specialists, seeking an accurate overview of all relevant fields of operations.
Table of Contents
Introduction; PART I The aviation sector 1 Theoretical framework 2 Authorities in aviation 3 Structure of supply 4 Structure of demand 5 Sustainability of aviation; PART II Airports 6 The legal framework of airports 7 Types of airports 8 Airport economic 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
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, where he was responsible for sales and support in commercial aviation. He holds a Master's degree in Political Sciences from the University of Amsterdam.