Cold War Fighters

Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54

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Author: Randall Wakelam

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774821515

Category: History

Page: 208

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The cancellation of the CF-105 Arrow in 1959 holds such a grip on the Canadian imagination that earlier developments in defence procurement remain obscure. Randall Wakelam corrects this oversight � and offers fresh insight on the AVRO saga and contemporary procurement issues � by revealing how cabinet ministers, chiefs of staff, and air marshals negotiated competing pressures to arm the air force, please allies, and save money during a decade when Canada's air force was growing by leaps and bounds. The result was the CF-100 Canuck and the F-86 Sabre, Canada's front-line defensive aircraft in the coldest years of the Cold War.

Practical Aviation Security

Predicting and Preventing Future Threats

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Author: Jeffrey Price

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 012391485X

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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The second edition of Practical Aviation Security is a complete guide to the aviation security system, from crucial historical events to the policies, policymakers, and major terrorist and criminal acts that have shaped the procedures in use today. The tip-of-the-spear technologies that are shaping the future are also addressed. This text equips readers in airport security or other aviation management roles with the knowledge to implement the effective security programs, to meet international guidelines, and to responsibly protect facilities or organizations of any size. Using case studies and practical security measures now in use at airports worldwide, readers learn the effective methods and the fundamental principles involved in designing and implementing a security system. The aviation security system is comprehensive and requires continual focus and attention to stay a step ahead of the next attack. Practical Aviation Security, Second Edition helps prepare practitioners to enter the industry, and helps seasoned professionals prepare for new threats and prevent new tragedies. Covers commercial airport security, general aviation and cargo operations, threats, and threat detection and response systems, as well as international security issues Lays out the security fundamentals that can ensure the future of global travel and commerce Applies real-world aviation experience to the task of anticipating and deflecting threats

Aviation and Tourism

Implications for Leisure Travel

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Author: Dr Andreas Papatheodorou,Professor Peter Forsyth,Dr Anne Graham

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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This book deals exclusively with issues related to the relationship between aviation and leisure travel. It does this with an analysis of the theoretical concepts relevant to the subject area combined with a detailed investigation of current practice within the aviation and tourism industries. Each chapter is illustrated with case study material that will reinforce the understanding of the issues that are being examined.

Aviation and the Environment

FAA's Role in Major Airport Noise Programs

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Author: Gerald L. Dillingham

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756706913

Category: Science

Page: 102

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Because of concerns about airport-related noise, the Congress asked GAO to determine: (1) the types of projects that are eligible for federally authorized funding to reduce airport-related noise or mitigate its effects; (2) the differences in the major methods for measuring the impact of airport-related noise; (3) FAA's current noise standards for civil subsonic turbojets & the reasons some of those aircraft are not required to comply with these or earlier standards; & (4) the status of FAA's Land Use Planning Initiative & the major issues the initiative has raised about how best to address airport-related noise. Charts & tables.

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

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Author: P. Galison,A. Roland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940114379X

Category: Science

Page: 383

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All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.

International Aviation and Terrorism

Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

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Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134012365

Category: History

Page: 224

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This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by international terrorism. It begins by exploring the practical implications of the debates over the meaning of 'terrorism' and how the international civil aviation community developed practical solutions to avoid the debilitating debates over the concept while crafting important, if weak, international conventions. As a major civil aviation power, the United States was a predominant influence in security developments in the 1960s and 1970s, yet US civil aviation policy failed to keep pace with the changing nature of the terrorist threat. The commanding position that the United States maintains in international civil aviation provides a microcosm of the promise and perils faced by the world's sole superpower. The author examines US efforts to upgrade civil aviation security in the wake of 9/11 and the impacts of these developments on the international civil aviation system. The detailed discussion of terrorism past and present places the threat in its proper context for both the international civil aviation community and its largest individual actor, the United States. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, aviation security, international security and IR in general. John Harrison is an Assistant Professor at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Head of Terrorism Research at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.

On the Ground

Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry

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Author: Liesl Miller Orenic

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076273

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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The challenges and successes of unionization at four U.S. airlines, with a focus on baggage handlers

Designing Future-Oriented Airline Businesses

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Author: Professor Nawal K Taneja

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472442989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Designing Future-Oriented Airline Businesses is the eighth Ashgate book by Nawal K. Taneja to address the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing all generations of airlines. Firstly, it challenges and encourages airline managements to take a deeper dive into new ways of doing business. Secondly, it provides a framework for identifying and developing strategies and capabilities, as well as executing them efficiently and effectively, to change the focus from cost reduction to revenue enhancement and from competitive advantage to comparative advantage. Based on the author’s own extensive experience and ongoing work in the global airline industry, as well as through a synthesis of leading business practices both inside and outside of the industry, Designing Future-Oriented Airline Businesses sets out to demystify numerous concepts being discussed within the airline industry and to facilitate managements to identify and articulate the boundaries of their business models. It provides material from which managements can set about answering the key questions, especially with respect to strategies, capabilities and execution, and pursue an effective redesign of their business. As with the author’s previous books, the primary audience is senior-level practitioners of differing generations of airlines worldwide as well as related businesses. The material presented continues to be at a pragmatic level, not an academic exercise, to lead managements to ask themselves and their teams some critical thought-provoking questions.

Transport and Tourism

Global Perspectives

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Author: Stephen Page

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131249455

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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Transport and Tourismprovides a much-needed account of the key issues which transport providers, decision makers, managers and tourists face in the use, operation and management of tourist transport. It addresses all the key issues affecting transport and tourism in the new millennium, including: Policy changes such as greater privatisation, low cost airlines and growth in the Asia-Pacific air market The enhanced role of the car The effect of crises on travel, safety and security Transport and Tourismprovides a clear understanding of this shared relationship, examining what is meant by a tourist transport system and how the needs of the traveller are incorporated into management systems. The book includes updated case studies such as the Orient Express, coach tourism in National Parks and low cost airlines. It also includes website references which enable students to access key data sources.

Travel & Tourism

AS Level for OCR : GCE AS Level Double Award

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Author: Hilary Blackman

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435446413

Category: Tourism

Page: 330

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This full colour student book gives candidates a further five units to complete the Double Award. It is exactly matched to the specifications of OCR.

Risk Management and Corporate Sustainability in Aviation

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Author: Dr Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz,Dr Triant G Flouris

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409486788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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Sustainability factors should be considered by managers like any other business risk issue; these factors are expected to have a substantial impact on corporate management. Air transport corporations need a strong sustainability management framework to effectively manage economic, environmental and social risks to achieve their corporate sustainability objectives, and to meet their stakeholders' demands. This book offers a new Enterprise Sustainability Risk Management (ESRM) model to fulfill these requirements. In the model presented, the triple bottom line (TBL) agenda is incorporated into the companies' sustainability management. ESRM deals with the environmental, social, and ecological risks as well as the strategic, economic, operational, and threat risks of companies. The best corporate sustainability strategies and management approaches require the consideration of all corporate risks in both a holistic and systematic way. Flouris and Kucuk Yilmaz present an effective way to manage sustainability risks via a new, well-designed, integrated, dynamic and flexible framework. It introduces an opportunity for turning risks into potential corporate advantages. Risk Management and Corporate Sustainability in Aviation is addressed to professionals, students and researchers within air transportation business management and risk management.

The American Aviation Experience

A History

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Author: Tim Brady

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809323715

Category: Transportation

Page: 462

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A chronological history of American aviation is followed by coverage of such topical themes as balloons and dirigibles, government in aviation, and military airpower developments.

Innovation and the Development of Flight

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Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890968765

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 335

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Perhaps no technological development in the century has more fundamentally transformed human life than the airplane and its support apparatus. The nature of flight, and the activities that it has engendered throughout the world, makes the development of aviation technology an important area of investigation. Why did aeronautical technology take the shape it did? Which individuals and organizations were involved in driving it? What factors influenced particular choices of technologies to be used? More importantly, how has innovation affected this technology? Innovation and the Development of Flight, a first strike at the “new aviation history,” represents a significant transformation of the field by relating the subject to larger issues of society, politics, and culture, taking a more sophisticated view of the technology that few historians have previously attempted. This volume moves beyond a focus on the artifact to emphasize the broader role of the airplane and, more importantly, the entire technological system. This suggests that many unanswered questions are present in the development of modern aviation and that inquisitive historians seek to know the relationships of technological systems to the human mind. Some of the subjects discussed are early aeronautical innovation and government patronage; the evolution of relationships among airports, cities, and industry; the relationship of engine development to the entire aviation industry; the Department of Commerce’s influence on light plane development; pressure in the Air Force for the development of jet engines; and lessons of the National Aerospace Plane Program. Aviation historians and historians of technology will find Innovation and the Development of Flight a valuable examination of aeronautical innovation providing foundations for continued explorations of this field.

The United States Government Internet Directory, 2010

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Author: Peggy Garvin

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598884220

Category: Political Science

Page: 627

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Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's information online is massive and can be difficult to locate.

For Greener Skies:

Reducing Environmental Impacts of Aviation

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Author: Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Environmental Compatibility,National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309083370

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 70

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Each new generation of commercial aircraft produces less noise and fewer emissions per passenger-kilometer (or ton-kilometer of cargo) than the previous generation. However, the demand for air transportation services grows so quickly that total aircraft noise and emissions continue to increase. Meanwhile, federal, state, and local noise and air quality standards in the United States and overseas have become more stringent. It is becoming more difficult to reconcile public demand for inexpensive, easily accessible air transportation services with concurrent desires to reduce noise, improve local air quality, and protect the global environment against climate change and depletion of stratospheric ozone. This situation calls for federal leadership and strong action from industry and government. U.S. government, industry, and universities conduct research and develop technology that could help reduce aircraft noise and emissions-but only if the results are used to improve operational systems or standards. For example, the (now terminated) Advanced Subsonic Technology Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) generally brought new technology only to the point where a system, subsystem model, or prototype was demonstrated or could be validated in a relevant environment. Completing the maturation process-by fielding affordable, proven, commercially available systems for installation on new or modified aircraft-was left to industry and generally took place only if industry had an economic or regulatory incentive to make the necessary investment. In response to this situation, the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency, asked the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council to recommend research strategies and approaches that would further efforts to mitigate the environmental effects (i.e., noise and emissions) of aviation. The statement of task required the Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Environmental Compatibility to assess whether existing research policies and programs are likely to foster the technological improvements needed to ensure that environmental constraints do not become a significant barrier to growth of the aviation sector.

Aviation Weather Services

A Call For Federal Leadership and Action

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Author: National Aviation Weather Services Committee,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309596599

Category: Political Science

Page: 102

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Each time we see grim pictures of aircraft wreckage on a rain-drenched crash site, or scenes of tired holiday travelers stranded in snow-covered airports, we are reminded of the harsh impact that weather can have on the flying public. This book examines issues that affect the provision of national aviation weather services and related research and technology development efforts. It also discusses fragmentation of responsibilities and resources, which leads to a less-than-optimal use of available weather information and examines alternatives for responding to this situation. In particular, it develops an approach whereby the federal government could provide stronger leadership to improve cooperation and coordination among aviation weather providers and users.