Author: James Albright
Release Date: 2016-01-15
The author demystifies the complexities and evolving landscape of international operations by pulling together the guidance and regulatory material from the sources. He presents what the FAA, ICAO, EASA, and others have to say on a subject and then explains it in an understandable way that is truly applicable to what you as the pilot need to know.
Author: James R. Cannon
Publisher: Government Institutes
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Business aviation is one of America’s most important yet least understood industries. Most organizations (about 85%) operating business aircraft are small and medium-size enterprises. They include a wide range of organizations: state governments, universities, charitable organizations, and all types of businesses. While the organizations that rely on business aviation are varied, they all have one thing in common: the need for fast, flexible, safe, and secure access to destinations worldwide. Many small U.S. businesses rely on business aviation. They are located in markets where the airlines have reduced or eliminated service, making business aviation an important connection to the rest of the world. Business aviation fosters efficiency and productivity, and is essential in an intensely competitive global marketplace. This textbook, Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management, systematically examines business aviation and provides you with a complete understanding of one of America’s most dynamic industries. In this comprehensive guide to business aviation management, authors James R. Cannon and Franklin D. Richey provide in-depth and useful information on all aspects of managing a corporate aviation program. The book begins with a brief look at the history of business aviation and its important role in the aviation industry. It then moves on to focus on the practical issues facing all corporate aviation programs, such as: Regulatory compliance Administrative issues Aircraft and facility maintenance Finances and budgeting Aircraft selection and acquisition Standard operating procedures International operations Human resource management Training Communication and teambuilding Safety and security And much more The book also includes a foreword by Ed Bolen, the President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. It is an essential tool for students and professionals who need comprehensive, accurate, and practical information on managing a corporate aviation program.
Author: Peter Belobaba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-07-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling textbook, provides an overview of recent global airline industry evolution and future challenges Examines the perspectives of the many stakeholders in the global airline industry, including airlines, airports, air traffic services, governments, labor unions, in addition to passengers Describes how these different players have contributed to the evolution of competition in the global airline industry, and the implications for its future evolution Includes many facets of the airline industry not covered elsewhere in any single book, for example, safety and security, labor relations and environmental impacts of aviation Highlights recent developments such as changing airline business models, growth of emerging airlines, plans for modernizing air traffic management, and opportunities offered by new information technologies for ticket distribution Provides detailed data on airline performance and economics updated through 2013
Author: William K. Kershner
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
Release Date: 2015-02
The ultimate volume in the Kershner Flight Manuals Series,The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual is for pilots transitioning to advanced models and types, and preparing for their Commercial Pilot knowledge and flight tests. It bridges the gap between theory and practical application, covering the fundamentals of airplane aerodynamics and aircraft performance. This eighth edition, edited by William K. Kershner's son, William C. Kershner, is ideal for private pilots seeking additional training or those considering a career as a professional pilot. The commercial certificate opens up possibilities such as flying local charters to getting a flight instructor's license, and from flying a corporate high-performance airplane to flying for the airlines. Performing a wider variety of flying gives opportunities to see and experience aviation beyond the private license. Illustrated by the author, this textbook includes subject on: Airplane performance and stability for pilots Checking out in advanced models and types Emergencies and unusual situations Advanced navigation High-altitude operations Preparing for the commercial knowledge and practical tests
This book represents the Flight Operations Manual for a reusable microsatellite platform – the “Future Low-cost Platform” (FLP), developed at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. It provides a basic insight on the onboard software functions, the core data handling system and on the power, communications, attitude control and thermal subsystem of the platform. Onboard failure detection, isolation and recovery functions are treated in detail. The platform is suited for satellites in the 50-150 kg class and is baseline of the microsatellite “Flying Laptop” from the University. The book covers the essential information for ground operators to controls an FLP-based satellite applying international command and control standards (CCSDS and ECSS PUS). Furthermore it provides an overview on the Flight Control Center in Stuttgart and on the link to the German Space Agency DLR Ground Station which is used for early mission phases. Flight procedure and mission planning chapters complement the book.
Author: Antonio F. Puentes
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Air pilots
The manual flight ability of commercial airline pilots has been scrutinized after several aviation disasters in the first decade of the 21st century where pilot error has been a contributing cause. Voluntary pilot incident reports from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) were examined as one method to determine the prevalence of manual flight skill decline among airline pilots. The investigation studied reports from unstabilized approach to landings where the pilots manually controlled the aircraft during descent. An analysis of the ASRS reports from pilots flying traditional flight deck aircraft compared with pilots flying aircraft with advanced technology flight decks revealed no significant difference in unstabilized approaches. Two additional analyses comparing ASRS reports from regional air carriers versus major air carriers as well as international operations and domestic operations from major air carriers, determined no significant differences in unstabilized approaches. The research indicates that ASRS voluntary incident reports cannot determine significant differences in airline pilot manual flight control between different airline operation types or flight deck technologies.
Author: William K. Kershner
Publisher: Iowa State Press
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A classic for beginning aviators, The Student Pilot's Flight Manual provides step-by-step ground and flight information for student pilots working toward private certification. Kershner's authoritative volume presents a wealth of practical information while encouraging decision making by students. The eighth edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the dramatic changes in weather reporting. The 744 airplane questions from the FAA Recreational Pilot and Private Pilot Written Test Book are included, with full answers and explanations. In addition, the text includes an appendix on engines and other systems, and seven color maps. And as always, Kershner provides the latest facts about aviation. With over 780,000 copies sold in previous editions, this book is a must for any person learning to fly.
Author: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1997-06-01
The first full Committee hearing on Russian participation in the Space Station, the most complex and advanced project in the history of international scientific cooperation. It is also one of the Clinton Administration's largest foreign policy initiatives with Russia. Witnesses include John H. Gibbons, Dir., Office of Science and Technology Policy; Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator, NASA; and Marcia S. Smith, Specialist in Aerospace and Telecommunications Policy, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.