Managing the Skies

Public Policy, Organization and Financing of Air Traffic Management

Author: Clinton V. Oster,John S. Strong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351920235

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Over the past two decades, the organization and provision of air traffic control (ATC) services has been dramatically transformed. Privatization and commercialization of air navigation has become commonplace. Far-reaching reforms, under a variety of organizational structures and aviation settings, have occurred across the world, most notably in Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. In contrast, innovations have lagged behind in other countries - including the United States. In addition, much recent attention has been given to aviation infrastructure and safety in Africa, in some parts of Asia and Latin America, and in rapidly growing air markets including India and China. In response, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and multilateral banks and institutions have launched a major effort to improve the performance and safety of civil aviation in developing economies. Managing the Skies has been written to provide a guide to what has been tried in air traffic management, what has worked, and what lessons might be learned. The book starts with an introduction to air navigation, its development and current state, as well as trends in aviation activity. It examines in detail the experiences of ATC in both mature and emerging markets across the world, considering many alternative models, efforts to restructure and comparisons of performance. The book contains several in-depth case studies to provide a truly global perspective of ATC practices. Particular attention is given to the FAA and its efforts and challenges in reforming ATC in the US, both historically and in the current climate. It addresses the issues of finance, organization, investment, and safety restructuring and reform options that are at the core of current debates involving air traffic control in the United States. Further to this, the authors discuss the alternatives available for future change. The book concludes by examining the cross-cutting issues of labor relations and organizational structures, presenting the lessons learned and considering what the future may hold. As the world experiences a resurgence in air travel and civil aviation, the issues discussed in Managing the Skies are particularly timely not only for industry and government leaders, but for the world's air travelers.

Fuel Reduction for the Mobility Air Forces

Author: Christopher A. Mouton,James D. Powers,Daniel M. Romano,Christopher Guo,Sean Bednarz

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833087652

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2830


Reducing aviation fuel use is an ongoing goal for military and civil operators, and Air Mobility Command is feeling increasing pressure to further reduce fuel use by implementing and following known best practices. Although the Air Force had achieved a 12 percent reduction in fuel consumption by March 2012, it must continue to pursue cost-effective options to reduce fuel use even further.

Information Systems Transformation

Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies

Author: William M. Ulrich,Philip Newcomb

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080957104

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 2197


Every major enterprise has a significant installed base of existing software systems that reflect the tangled IT architectures that result from decades of patches and failed replacements. Most of these systems were designed to support business architectures that have changed dramatically. At best, these systems hinder agility and competitiveness and, at worst, can bring critical business functions to a halt. Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) restores the value of entrenched systems by capturing and retooling various aspects of existing application environments, allowing old infrastructures to deliver renewed value and align effectively with enterprise strategies and business architectures. Information Systems Transformation provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and leverage existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines, tools, and standards as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Drawing upon lessons learned from real modernization projects, it distills the theory and explains principles, processes, and best practices for every industry. Acts as a one-stop shopping reference and complete guide for implementing various modernization models in myriad industries and departments Every concept is illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results Authored by the Co-chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) Task Force, which sets definitive systems modernization standards for the entire IT industry A web site supports the book with up to date coverage of evolving ADM Specifications, Tutorials, and Whitepapers, allowing you to remain up to date on modernization topics as they develop

The Mobility Forum

The Journal of the Air Mobility Command

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: N.A

View: 6830


Assessing Unit Readiness

Case Study of an Air Force Fighter Wing

Author: Carl Johan Dahlman,David E. Thaler

Publisher: RAND Corporation


Category: Air pilots, Military

Page: 43

View: 5482


Ongoing allegations of problems with readiness in the current environment of constrained resources and demanding contingency requirements have driven efforts to characterize the effect of this environment of representative operational unit and to capture the features in a readiness management system. A broad recipe for assessing readiness involves defining what is healthy, evaluating the current and future status, and identifying where that status deviates from a healthy state. Results indicate that the fighter wing faces a mismatch between the tasks it must accomplish and the resources at its disposal. Withour the proper standards and the right metrics for tracking how units can meet those standards, senior management will be unable to identify and assess shortfalls in readiness throughout the force.

Department of Defense Appropriations for 2000

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of Defense

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7027


The 31 Initiatives

A Study in Air Force - Army Cooperation

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428915626


Page: N.A

View: 7194


Climate Action 2009/2010

Author: United Nations,Sustainable Development International,United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9780956372222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7167


This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond. Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and business to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This book features a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies and initiatives and illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change.The articles cover Human Impact, Policy, Business and Finance, Technology, Energy, Transport, Ecosystem Services, Built Environment and a Regional Focus on Canada.


Author: Paul McElroy

Publisher: Japphire Productions Incorporated

ISBN: 9780967996301

Category: Fiction

Page: 493

View: 1000


At OHare airport the world's busiest air traffic controller Ryan Kelly is a master in a virtual game of 3D chess. His pawns: planes full of human lives. When an outsider upsets his board, two jetliners collide and Kellys world spins out of control. Convinced hes not to blame, Kelly fights to save his reputation and expose the true villain before he strikes again.