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            The Wright Flyers 1899-1916: The kites, gliders, and aircraft that launched the Air Age

            The Wright Flyers 1899-1916: The kites, gliders, and aircraft that launched the Air Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hallion, Richard P.; Illustrated by Tooby, Adam

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            Orville and Wilbur Wright, two bicycle-making brothers from Dayton, Ohio, secured their place as the most famous names in aviation history when, on December 17, 1903, they made the first powered, controlled, and sustained heavier-than-air flight. But their success over the cold a...nd windswept Carolina dunes that day has overshadowed their many other accomplishments before and after that historic flight. The Wrights' progression from theory to analysis to ground-testing components and wing shapes, and then to flight-testing kites, gliders, and their first powered aeroplane, marked the world's first successful `X-Plane' research and development programme. They established a template all subsequent aircraft have followed, one still relevant in the era of hypersonic flight and drone research. This book traces the Wright Brothers' story, from their first success on that cold December day throughout their glory years to their eventual eclipse by other aviators. It explores in detail the process that lead them to their pioneering craft and their many subsequent achievements over the following years, and highlights their enduring importance in the age of modern flight.
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            ISBN 9781472837776
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series X-Planes
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            Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy

            Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy (Paperback)

            By Morrell, Peter S.; Graham, Anne

            • RRP: $70.99
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            While there are a multitude of publications on corporate finance and financial management, only a few address the complexity of air transport industry finance and scant attention has been given to airport financial management. This book deals exclusively with airport issues to re...ctify this. 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 industry. Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy bridges the gap between much academic research on airports published in recent years - lacking much managerial relevance - and real-world airport financial management. This is achieved by featuring expert analysis of contemporary issues specific to airport finance and funding strategies, illustrated by worked examples from a wide range of different countries to enhance understanding and create a global perspective. The book is designed to appeal to both practitioners and academics. Airport-specific topics include: performance measurement and benchmarking, valuation, tools for financial control and management, alternatives of financing, privatisation, competition and implications of economic regulation.
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            ISBN 9780367512156
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Airport Financial Management

            Airport Financial Management (Hardback)

            By Mew, Keith A.; Rodriguez, Mario

            • RRP: $285.00
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            This book provides a comprehensive overview of financial management systems at U.S. airports. In doing so it tackles a major and under-addressed challenge facing the 4,500 publicly operated airports, arguably their most significant issue after safety and security. Topics covered ...include financial statements and reporting, budgeting, rates and fees, concession leasing, and capital development and leasing. Airport Financial Management is written for air transport students and researchers as well as current and future airport financial administrators.
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            ISBN 9780754677017
            Released NZ 22 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aviation Performance and Productivity

            Aviation Performance and Productivity (Hardback)

            By Budd, Lucy; Ison, Stephen

            • RRP: $423.00
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            Modern airports are dynamic and increasingly commercialised facilities that are designed and managed to serve the needs of a diverse group of users, including airlines, passengers and, increasingly, private shareholders. This volume includes articles that investigate the implicat...ions of privatisation and changes in global airport regulation on airport pricing, the experience of airport privatisation in selected global markets and the impacts of airport privatisation on costs and efficiency.
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            ISBN 9781472451583
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series The International Library of Essays on Aviation Policy and Management
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            Aviation Design and Innovation

            Aviation Design and Innovation (Hardback)

            By Budd, Lucy; Ison, Stephen

            • RRP: $423.00
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            In order to facilitate the safe, efficient and cost effective exchange of passengers and cargo between ground and sky airports require the provision of adequate runways, aircraft manoeuvring areas, cargo sheds and passenger processing facilities. Airports are capital intensive fa...cilities and planning errors which result in the over or under-provision of capacity are both costly and problematic to rectify and so understanding the optimal configuration of passenger terminals is paramount. Of course, the design of passenger terminal buildings is influenced not only by levels of demand, the commercial requirements of airlines and tenant companies, the availability of investment funds and political influence but also by the aircraft that will be using the facility both now and in the future. Indeed, the introduction of the first generation of passenger jets in the 1950s and higher-capacity wide-bodied aircraft in the late 1960s required not only the expansion of gate areas and passenger processing facilities but also the introduction of new technologies such as the travelator, the baggage reclaim carousel and the airbridge. The introduction of the A380 `Super Jumbo' into revenue passenger service in 2007 similarly demanded a reconfiguration of the airports it serves and practitioners need to be cognisant of the options for accommodating a new generation of large aircraft. While large aircraft generally require a lengthy turn around period between flights and the extensive provision of expensive fixed ground support infrastructure, low cost carriers pursue a business model based on very short turnarounds and minimal use of airport infrastructure assets such as airbridges. One of the main challenges facing airport operators is how to accommodate the diverse and dynamic requirements of different operators and these issues are addressed in this Volume. Traditionally, aircraft were made and manufactured by small companies within one country but as costs have increased and tec
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            ISBN 9781472451606
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The International Library of Essays on Aviation Policy and Management
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            The Aerospace Business: Management and Technology

            The Aerospace Business: Management and Technology (Paperback)

            By Spreen, Wesley

            • RRP: $106.00
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            This textbook provides a detailed overview of industry-specific business management and technology management practices in aerospace for relevant bachelors and MBA programs. The Aerospace Business: Management and Technology sequentially addresses familiar management disciplines s...uch as production management, labor relations, program management, business law, quality assurance, engineering management, supply chain management, marketing, finance, among others. In this context it analyzes and discusses the distinctive perspective and requirements of the aerospace industry. The book also includes subjects of special interest such as government intervention in the sector and strategies to deal with the environmental impact of aircraft. As each chapter deals with a separate management discipline, the material reviews the historical background, technical peculiarities, and financial factors that led the aerospace industry to evolve its own distinct practices and tradition. Theoretical bases of the practices are explained, and the chapters provide actual examples from the industry to illustrate application of the theories. The material is compiled, organized, and analyzed in ways that often provide original perspectives of the subject matter. University students, particularly in programs oriented towards aviation and aerospace management, will find the book to be directly applicable to their studies. It is also extremely appropriate for aerospace MBA and executive MBA programs, and would suit specialized corporate or government training programs related to aerospace.
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            ISBN 9780367280581
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky

            The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky (Hardback)

            By Abbott, Malcolm; Bamforth, Jill

            • RRP: $282.00
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            The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky provides an introduction to the world of the early aviation industry and the business endeavours of the original aviators. Many of the first pioneers who flew heavier-than-air planes went on to develop consi...derable industrial concerns. In doing so they exhibited a number of entrepreneurial qualities, which provide useful case studies for those interested in studying how successful entrepreneurs create or develop opportunities at the inception and emergence of high-tech industries. This book looks at the careers of pioneer aviators in the United States, Britain and France such as A.V. Roe, Thomas Sopwith, Glenn Curtiss and William Boeing. It examines this group of entrepreneurs during the start-up and early development stages of an emerging industry undergoing considerable technological change, and relates this experience to contemporary studies and experiences of entrepreneurship. The book explores what made these men successful in their entrepreneurial endeavours to help promote a better understanding of what makes an entrepreneur and what business and economic conditions are needed to allow such men to be successful. This book makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the development of the twentieth century economy and is essential reading for students and academics who are interested in the development of aviation and the nature of entrepreneurial behaviour.
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            ISBN 9781138368743
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Design and Development of Aircraft Systems

            Design and Development of Aircraft Systems (Hardback, 3rd Edition)

            By Seabridge, Allan; Moir, Ian

            • RRP: $254.99
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            Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Third Edition is for people who want to understand how industry develops the customer requirement into a fully integrated, tested, and qualified product that is safe to fly and fit for purpose. This edition has been updated to take into... account the growth of unmanned air vehicles, together with updates to all chapters to bring them in line with current design practice and technologies as taught on courses at BAE Systems and Cranfield, Bristol and Loughborough universities in the UK. Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Third Edition has been written to be generic and not to describe any single process. It aims to complement other volumes in the Wiley Aerospace Series, in particular Aircraft Systems Third Edition and Civil Avionics Systems by the same authors, and will inform readers of the work that is carried out by engineers in the aerospace industry to produce innovative and challenging - yet safe and reliable - systems and aircraft.
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            ISBN 9781119611509
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Aerospace Series
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            Aircraft Surveillance Systems: Radar Limitations and the Advent of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast

            Aircraft Surveillance Systems: Radar Limitations and the Advent of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (Paperback)

            By Ali, Busyairah Syd

            • RRP: $86.99
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            The Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems provide air traffic controllers with the information necessary to ensure the specified separation between aircraft and efficient management of airspace, as well as assistance to flight crew for safe navigation. However,... the radar systems that support air traffic management (ATM), and in particular air traffic control (ATC), are at their operational limit. This is particularly acute in the provision of the ATC services in low altitude, remote and oceanic areas. Limitations in the current surveillance systems include unavailability of services in oceanic and remote areas, limited services during extreme weather conditions, and outdated equipment with limited availability of spare parts to support system operation. These limitations have resulted in fatal accidents. This book addresses the limitations of radar to support ATC in various operational environments, identified and verified by analysing five years of safety data from Avinor, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) in Norway. It derives a set of taxonomy and from this develops a causal model for incident/accident due to limitations in the surveillance system. The taxonomy provides a new method for ANSPs to categorize incidents while the causal model is useful for incident/accident investigations. The book also provides theoretical justifications for the use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) to overcome the limitations of radar systems and identify areas of improvements to enable seamless ATC services. Written in a style that makes it accessible to non-specialists, Aircraft Surveillance Systems will be of interest to many in the field of aviation, particularly ATM, safety and accident/incident investigation. It will also offer a useful reference on this vital topic for air traffic management courses.
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            ISBN 9780367881719
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A History of International Civil Aviation: From its Origins through Transformative Evolution

            A History of International Civil Aviation: From its Origins through Transformative Evolution (Paperback)

            By Dobson, Alan

            • RRP: $86.99
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            For civil aviation to progress it has never been just about technology and business practices. To go from the rudiments of the early services that plied across short distances in Europe and America to what we experience today required most of all that politicians and policy-maker...s address the central problems of national sovereignty over air space and national ownership and control over airlines. Those problems have plagued the development of seamless and efficient air services for consumers in the international sphere. One would have thought that international airlines might have led the way towards a uniform globalized system given the nature of their enterprise, but that has definitely not been the case. Sovereignty and security issues have more often than not trumped commercial arguments for a more level playing field for international airlines. There has thus been an on-going tussle between sovereignty, state security and mercantilist practices on the one hand and the ambition for civil aviation to flourish on the other. As one early commentator put it:' one is convinced that the sovereign state cannot be left without authority over what happens just above its territory, (but) ... one shrinks from the idea that aerial navigation could be the object of narrow-minded restrictions.' How those narrow-minded restrictions were gradually eroded, though still not eliminated, to enable civil aviation to flourish is at the heart of this work. This book will be of direct interest to students of aviation, modern history, international relations and transport. It is also of value to airline industry professionals and government transport departments.
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            ISBN 9780367887407
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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