Triant Flouris is a prominent academic and administrator in aviation management education; Dennis Lock has more than forty years experience in practising, lecturing and writing about project management. When these two experts combined their considerable talents to write their earlier book Aviation Project Management, it was little wonder that distinguished reviewers gave generous praise and acclaimed it as a welcome addition to what, until then, had been a neglected field. That first title was structured as an essential primer for managers and students. The authors have now written this more in-depth book for managers and students who need to study aviation project management in much greater detail, as well as critically connect project management within an aviation context to prudent business decision-making. Aviation project management is described in considerable detail throughout all stages of a lifecycle that begins when the project is only a vague concept and does not end until the project has been successfully completed, fully documented, and put into operational service. Aviation projects have commonly failed to deliver their expected outcomes on time and have greatly exceeded their intended budgets. Many of those failures would have been prevented if the project managers had adhered to the sound principles of project management, as described and demonstrated throughout this book.
'As the former director of the George Washington University Aviation Institute and with many years of academic work in this area, I can attest to the serious need for this book in aviation project management. The state of the US airline industry, and to some extent the increasing complexity of the aviation and civil aerospace industry, has put a heavier burden on the need for streamlined management of the industry as a whole. This book is an important contribution to the body of knowledge and will make a tremendous impact on educating the aviation managers of present and future.' Vahid Motevalli, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University, USA 'Managing Aviation Projects from Concept to Completion, by Triant G.Flouris and Dennis Lock is a good read with some very valuable information that usually can be gained only from years of experience. Read it, and then read it again…' Journal of Airport Management, Vol 4 No 3, 2010