Category Archives: Aviation Sector

Case Studies on Aviation Sector

A Case Study on Strategic Management: American Airlines

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major airline of the United States. It is theworld’s largest airline in passenger miles transported and passenger fleetsize; second largest, behind FedEx Express, in aircraft operated; and second behind Air France-KLM in operating revenues. A subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the airline is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent tothe Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American operates scheduledflights throughout the United States, and flights to Canada, Latin America,the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, and India.The Chairman, President, and CEO of AA is Gerard Arpey. In 2005, theairline flew more than 138 billion revenue passenger miles (RPM). Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on Asiana Airlines

Asiana Airlines, a member of the Korean BCSD, recognizes the importance of preventing global warming as a part of its corporate social responsibility and makes companywide efforts to do so by saving energy and reducing aircraft emissions. Carbon offsets are applicable to all employees who go on business trip on Asiana operated flights and a carbon offset program for customers is set to be introduced in 2009.

The company also has energy savings activities for its operations, ranging from procedural and flight plan improvements to reduced flight distance & altitude and weight management. Asiana Airlines also creates energy savings through maintenance. By combining all of its efforts, Asiana Airlines reduced emissions by 220,000 tons in 2007. The company will continue to reduce CO2 emissions by introducing high-efficiency aircraft and through other measures. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on The Boeing Company Derivative Class Action

In 2006, plaintiffs in a derivative class action against the directors of The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), led by their counsel Labaton Sucharow, achieved a landmark settlement establishing unique and far-reaching corporate governance standards relating to ethics compliance, provisions that will also obligate Boeing to contribute significant funds over and above base compliance spending to implement the various prescribed initiatives.

In particular, Boeing’s Board of Directors will expressly undertake, through amendment of Boeing’s Corporate Governance Principles, reasonable oversight and monitoring responsibility for the implementation of Boeing’s ethics and compliance program and the effectiveness of those processes on an annual basis. The Audit Committee Charter also will be amended, including to provide for the Audit Committee to undertake responsibility for reporting no less than annually to the Board with respect to the implementation and effectiveness of Boeing’s ethics and compliance program. Click here to read more…

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Case Study of Aegean Airlines

IATA has engaged with Aegean Airlines (A3) to examine the issue of baggage mishandling and has conducted a diagnosis at Athens International Airport (ATH) between November 15th and November 19th 2010, primarily focusing on the A3 operation. Athens International Airport (ATH), located in the capital of Greece, is the major hub and base of Aegean Airlines. The airport serves more than 15 million travellers annually. ATH currently has two terminals: the Main Terminal and the Satellite Terminal accessible by a foot-tunnel from the Main Terminal. All passengers check-in at the Main Terminal…

Aegean Airlines is the largest Greek airline by total number of passengers carried, carrying around 2 million passengers in 2010. A3 has been a Star Alliance member since June 2010. A3 operates an average of 90 flights a day out of their Greece hub, flying a loose load fleet consisting mostly of Airbus 319, 320 and 321. Aegean, like many airlines, strives for excellent baggage performance, and therefore, was very supportive and accommodating with working the Baggage Improvement Program

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A Case Study of Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 United Kingdom

London Heathrow Airport, is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the fourth busiest airport in the world (as of 2011) in terms of total passenger traffic, handling more international passengers than any other airport around the globe. Heathrow Airport is used by over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations worldwide. The airport is a primary hub of British Airways with heavy traffic round‐the‐clock. Click here to read more…

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AVIC Aero-Engine Controls Co Ltd Case Study

AVIC Aero-Engine Controls Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of aeroengine control system products. The company is also involved in subcontract business. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on Auckland International Airport Ltd

The Airport handles over 13.4 million passengers a year (6 million domestic and 7.4 million international) and is a major driver of the economy. As Australasia’s second busiest international airport, just after Sydney Airport, over 70 per cent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand viaAuckland Airport using the 18 passenger carriers servicing 35 destinations worldwide.

As New Zealand’s majortransport hub, Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will sustainably cope with an anticipated 24 million passengers a year by 2025, reflecting New Zealand’s growing popularityas one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Royal New Zealand Air Force

The military museum has become less concerned with remembrance and more concerned with education and analysis. In New Zealand the armed services operate three museums; the Army, Air Force and Navy Museums. The following article is a case study based upon an interview undertaken with the Director of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum. This case study highlights the tensions a military museum Director may encounter in undertaking their duties, and satisfying their diverse stakeholders. Click here to read more…

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Case Studies on Auckland International Airport Limited

Auckland International Airport Limited (Auckland Airport), the main transport hub for New Zealand, was formed in 1988 when the New Zealand Government corporatized the management of the airport. Today, Auckland Airport has been voted as one of the 10 best airports in the world two years running, and is a major driver of the economy – generating billions of dollars, creating thousands of jobs and making a vital contribution to New Zealand trade and tourism. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Auckland Airport

Over 70 per cent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 13 million passengers a year. More than 30 international airlines serve Auckland Airport, Australasia’s second busiest international airport, after Sydney.

Datacom redesigned the developed the Auckland Airport website delivering an intuitive user interface, improved information architecture, multiple templates for different content types, effective search engine optimisation and a flexible framework for future development. Click here to read more…

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