Corporate Aviation Management
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Southern Illinois University Press
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It would not be necessary for me to kick off my shoes and socks to count how many pilots in the United States possess as much knowledge about the subject of corporate aviation management as Raoul Castro. If you were to add the requirement that the members of this knowledgeable group had to reduce their thoughts to writing, the numbers would shrink substantially.
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General aviation plays a very important role in the country's aviation system, with corporate aviation being a critical adjunct with approximately 27 percent of general aviation. Corporate aviation not only provides transportation but also supports related manufacturers and fixed base operators and contributes to an influx of technical personnel into the aviation system...
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The development of this book came about through the encouragement and
help of David A. NewMyer, College of Technical Careers, Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale. Henry R. Lehrer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University, Daytona Beach, Florida, also provided invaluable help.
Grateful acknowledgment is extended to: Flight Safety Foundation, Inc., National Business Aircraft Association, Inc., Cessna Aircraft Company, National...
Part One: Role, Development, and Function of Corporate Aviation Management
1. A Description of Corporate Aviation
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Corporate aviation has evolved as a distinct entity within the aviation industry. The terms corporate and business aviation are often aggregated or used synonymously. Since the first corporate airplane was utilized for the transportation of company executives before World War II, the concepts of business, executive, and corporate aviation have changed, as have the roles...
2. Evolution of Corporate Aviation Technology and Progress of Corporate Aviation
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This chapter deals with the evolution of corporate aviation. It also covers
aircraft and management requirements as corporate aviation progressed and
aircraft technology became more sophisticated.
Evolution of Corporate Aviation
Corporate use of airplanes began with the use of the open-cockpit biplane for advertising purposes. The Curtis Candy Company used a biplane to advertise its candy bars. La Tourraine Coffee Company used an airplane...
3. The Functions and Development of the Corporate Aviation Manager
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This chapter examines how corporate aviation managers deal with human and technical relationships day-by-day and how they can manage those relationships to achieve desired results. It also offers information on the skills required and provides ideas on how to obtain education and training for the development of corporate aviation managers...
4. Principles to Follow in Corporate Aviation Management
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The objective of this chapter is to show that in order to develop a standardized
corporate aviation management concept or method, certain basic principles
have to be established to produce an efficient corporate transportation service.
Frederick W. Taylor was one of the earliest contributors to the study of scientific management and is usually referred to as the father of scientific...
5. The Aviaiton Department Structure within the Corporation
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After the delineation of specific management functions and principles there
must be a chapter to present a general discussion of how the aviation manager
fits into the overall corporate structure and how his or her functions
differ from other managers within that structure.
Figure 5.1 shows where the aviation department should be positioned...
6. Utilizing the Trade Association in the Management Process
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This chapter lists trade associations in order of importance to the aviation department.
It outlines the benefits derived fromjoining the association and how
to utilize the association services for the benefit of the aviation department.
Help to Managers
Aviation trade associations can be of substantial help to an aviation manager in many ways: ...
Part Two: Economics
7. Economics: Cost/Benefit Factors
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This chapter analyzes the economics and financial determinants in acquisition of corporate aircraft. This chapter also examines the cost/benefit factors, tax implications, and methods to be used in the analysis for justifying company-operated air transportation...
8. Selecting the Corporate Aircraft
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Chapter 7 set forth a determination whether a corporate aircraft can be financially justified. The main objective of this chapter is to outline the various factors to be considered in the selection of the most appropriate aircraft to match the operational transportation needs of company personnel, once the decision to proceed has been made...
Part Three: Operations--The Seven Key Factors
9. Corporate Flight Operations Management
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This chapter delineates how the seven key factors of corporate aviation operations
are managed and how management principles and management
functions are used as management tools.
Corporate aviation operations can be divided into seven key factors that comprise three departments and four operational objectives. The departments are flight, maintenance, and schedule and passenger service. The...
10. Corporate Aviation Maintenance
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This chapter reviews corporate aviation maintenance management activities
that are essential to a well-run maintenance department: safety, organization,
planning, economics, dependability, and utilization.
The chapter does not cover maintenance programs or requirements as covered by FAA Part 43. Most aircraft manufacturers offer maintenance programs approved by the FAA for the particular type and model of airplane
11. Scheduling and Passenger Service
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This chapter discusses the objectives as they relate to scheduling and passenger
Primary Objective of a Corporate Flight Operation
The primary objective of a corporate flight operation is to provide safe, efficient, reliable, and comfortable transportation flexible enough to let corporate personnel plan their itineraries within a convenient schedule...
12. Corporate Aviation Safety
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This chapter discusses why a flight department manager or chief pilot must
be aware of the consequences of an accident, and how management must
recognize the contributing elements that can cause accidents and find the
means for the successful implementation of accident prevention.
Much attention is given to aviation safety in one way or another, yet...
13. Corporate Aviation Security
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The objective of this chapter is to impress upon the aviation department manager the need for a precautionary security program, as well as to present methods for setting up a precautionary security program for a corporate flight operation...
14. Emergency and Pre-accident Plants
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This chapter explains the reason why, every flight operation should have comprehensive emergency and pre-accident plans to eliminate chaos, delineate responsibility, and provide set procedures should an emergency or accident occur. 1
15. Training the Entire Department
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This chapter covers the reasons for training all sections of the corporate
aviation department and also outlines methods that can be used to develop
Corporate aviation department training can be separated into management training and aviation-related and non-aviation-related training. Personnel who receive the various types of training are outlined as...
Part Four: Conclusions
16. The Future of Corporate Aviation
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The purpose of this chapter is, first, to describe the future of corporate aviation through a discussion of related Federal Aviation Administration forecasts. Then a discussion of a range of important issues affecting the regulation, operation, and management of corporate aviation will be presented. Even though corporate aviation can be considered one of the healthier...
Appendixes, Selected Bibliogrophy, Index
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Page Count: 328
Publication Year: 2012