|Air Transport in the 21st Century [Hardcover]|
Airlines are buffeted by fluctuating political and economic landscapes, ever-changing competition, technology developments, globalization, increasing deregulation and evolving customer requirements. As a consequence all sectors of the air transport industry are in a constant state of flux.
|Airbus: The Complete Story (Hardcover)|
Bill Gunston's original book, Airbus, was published by Osprey in 1988. This 2nd Edition includes all the prolific single-aisle aircraft that have followed the A320, the great new wide-bodies (the A330 and four-engine A340), the enormous A380 (an amazing tale dominated not by the technology but by politics and finance), the totally different A400M military air lifter and, not least, by the extraordinary gestation of the A350, which was launched in 2005, stopped in 2006 and re-launched in a redesigned and enlarged form in 2007.
|Aircraft Finance: Strategies for Managing Capital Costs in a Turbulent Industry|
Perhaps no worldwide industry has gone through a more turbulent decade than the airline industry. Now more than ever, it is critically important to develop a methodology that estimates an aircraft's value and determines efficient utilization to ensure an acceptable rate of return on this most-important asset. Aircraft Finance provides a comprehensive review of aircraft finance and valuation and presents a detailed methodology for accurate valuations. The methodology measures return on investment, improves the efficiency of managing operating costs, and more effectively determines revenue analysis.
|Airline Operations & Delay Management [Hardcover]|
Airline Operations and Delay Management fills a gap within the area of airline schedule planning by addressing the close relationships between network development, economic driving forces, schedule demands and operational complexity. The pursuit of robust airline scheduling and reliable airline operations is discussed in light of the future trends of airline scheduling and technology applications in airline operations. The book extensively explores the subject from the perspectives of airline economics, airline network development and airline scheduling practices.
|Airline Operations and Scheduling [Hardcover]|
Operations research techniques are extremely important tools for planning airline operations. However, much of the technical literature on airline optimization models is highly specialized and accessible only to a limited audience. Allied to this there is a concern among the operations research community that the materials offered in or courses at MBA or senior undergraduate business level are too abstract, outdated, and at times irrelevant to today's fast and dynamic airline industry. This book demystifies the operations and scheduling environment, presenting simplified and easy-to-understand models, applied to straightforward and practical examples.
|Concorde: The Ultimate Photographic History (Hardcover)|
Concorde is the world's most famous passenger transport aircraft and an icon of 20th century design. When British Airways and Air France withdrew their Concordes from revenue service in 2003 it marked the end of a unique era in supersonic air travel. In this full-color tribute to Concorde, Jonathan Falconer has scoured private collections, company archives and picture libraries to bring together a stunning selection of photographs portraying Concorde, from its ground-breaking first flights in 1969, through the glory days with British Airways and Air France, to its swansong in 2003. Many of these photographs are previously unpublished.
|Flightpaths - New Edition|
Possibly nothing evokes as much discussion and yet so much misunderstanding as the cost of air travel. The perception is that airfares are sky-high, yet the reality is, as Flightpaths will show, they have never been so cheap - regardless of how far you fly.
|Flying Ahead of the Airplane|
Airlines willing to develop insight from foresight relating to the expected 'step phase changes' will eventually improve their margins. However, the backward-looking airline, managed using old strategic levers and short-term metrics, will cease to exist, merge, shrink, become more dependent on government support, or become irrelevant.
|Flying Off Course IV: Airline economics and marketing [Paperback]|
The airline industry presents an enigma. High growth rates in recent decades have produced only marginal profitability. This book sets out to explain, in clear and simple terms, why this should be so. It provides a unique insight into the economics and marketing of international airlines.
|Flying the Airbus A380|
Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London to Dubai as the flight crew see it, from pre-flight planning, through all the phases of the flight to shut-down at the parking stand many thousands of miles from the departure point.
|From Props to Jets [Hardcover]|
Although the years from 1952 to 1962 saw the rise and dominance of luxurious piston-powered airliners like the Douglas DC-7, Lockheed Constellation, and Boeing Stratocruiser, revolutionary new jet airliners soon rendered them obsolete. Aircraft like the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, and Convair 880 quickly shrank travel times around the world in half as the traveling public enthusiastically embraced the new and very futuristic jet age.
|Gil Cohen: Aviation Artist|
A celebration of the work of one of America's top aviation artists.
Many of the works of American artist and illustrator Gil Cohen can be found at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and the Pentagon, as well as in other important public and private collections. After spending decades as a respected illustrator for magazines and book publishers, Cohen chose to turn his attention to aviation and military themes.