This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of the changes and development of the civil international aircraft/aviation industry. It offers a fully up-to-date account of the international developments and structure in the aircraft and aviation industries from a number of perspectives, which include economic, geographical, political and technological points of view.
The aircraft industry is characterized by very complex, high technology products produced in relatively small quantities. The high-technology requirements necessitate a high level of R&D. In no other industry is it more of inter-dependence and cross-fertilisation of advanced technology. Consequently, most of the world’s large aircraft companies and technology leaders have been located in Europe and North America. During the last few decades many developing countries have tried to build up an internationally competitive aircraft industry.
The authors study a number of important issues including the political economy of the aircraft industry, globalization in this industry, innovation, newly industrializing economies and the aircraft industry. This book also explores regional and large aircraft, transformation of the aviation industry in Central and Eastern Europe, including engines, airlines, airports and airline safety. It will be of great value to students and to researchers seeking information on the aircraft industry and its development in different regions.
Table of Contents
1. The Contours of the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry Dániel Vértesy 2. Regional Aircraft Harm-Jan Steenhuis 3. Airline Companies: Strategies and Trends Isabelle Dostaler and John Fiset 4. Engines Daniel Todd, Sören Eriksson 5. Airports Dan Todd, James Maquire and Harm-Jan Steenhuis 6. Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Andrew Potter, Hamad Al-kaabi and Mohamed Naim 7. Safety in Commercial Aviation Hans Heerkens 8. Newly Industrializing Economies and the Aircraft Industry: Economic and Industrial Policy Views in Asia Sören Eriksson 9. The Commercial Aircraft Industry in Russia and Ukraine: Strategic Transformation and Prospects Alma Lozano, Sören Eriksson 10. Transformation of the Aviation Industry in Central and Eastern Europe: Czech Republic and Poland Zbigniew Bochniarz, Zbyněk Hruška, Emilia Barbara Sieńko-Kułakowska, Grzegorz Pisarczyk and Josef Zbořil 11. Governance and Environmental Performance: An Airlines Perspective Marie-Josée Roy, Isabelle Dostaler and John Fiset
Sören Eriksson is Professor of Economic Geography at JIBS, Sweden.
Harm-Jan Steenhuis is Professor of Management at Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu, USA.
"An excellent overview of the latest developments in the civil aviation industry." - Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard University