Profit Strategies for Air Transportation, by Dr. George Radnoti

Profit Strategies
for Air Transportation

by Dr. George Radnoti

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Practical plans and profitable solutions to the operational problems encountered by commercial and regional airlines, charter, cargo, and corporate aircraft companies, and other air transport businesses.

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SAVE-MONEY, MAKE-MONEY STRATEGIES FOR THE AIR TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY Here are practical plans and profitable solutions to the operational problems encountered by commercial and regional airlines, charter, cargo, and corporate aircraft companies, and other air transport businesses.

This one-of-a-kind resource outlines how sound operational practices can improve the bottom-line of commercial airlines and aviation-based businesses. Written by an industry consultant with extensive experience in airline operations and economics, Profit Strategies for Air Transportation:

* Simulates trips for profit-and-loss analysis.
* Presents dollar-saving methods of fuel conservation.
* Examines maintenance programs, burden, scheduling, and inventory issues.
* Addresses environmental concerns to operations.
* Includes eye-opening performance case studies.
* Covers forecasting methods -- how to apply them and how make them as accurate as possible.
* Demonstrates how to fine-tune resource allocation in order to control costs.
* And much more

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Chapter 1. Introduction to the Economics and Operations of Airlines
Chapter 2. Aviation Industry
Chapter 3. Airline Revenues and Operating Costs
Chapter 4. Aircraft Economic and Performance Evaluation
Chapter 5. Cargo and Terminal Operations: Total-Cost Concept
Chapter 6. Economics of Charter Operation
Chapter 7. Fuel Conservation and Its Economic Impact
Chapter 8. Airport Load Analysis
Chapter 9. Trip Analysis
Chapter 10. Passenger Research
Chapter 11. Forecasting
Chapter 12. Scheduling
Chapter 13. Fleet Planning
Chapter 14. Scheduled Maintenance Program
Chapter 15. Airline Operational and Economic Comparison
Chapter 16. The Environment and Airline Operations
Chapter 17. Short Descriptions of Selected Types of Aircraft
Chapter 18. Performance Description and Comparison
Chapter 19. Evaluation of Investment
Chapter 20. Case Histories: Aircraft Investment Evaluations
Chapter 21. Airline Simulation Study
Chapter 22. Definitions
Chapter 23. Recommended Readings

Reader Review

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the technical and economic aspects of various facets of air transportation including commercial airlines, charter operations, corporate services and other related businesses such as leasing company operations and fractional ownership. The reader gains insights into the areas where costs can be saved and revenues enhanced. For example, the author presents various strategies to minimize fuel usage and hence improve the bottom line.

The book is well written allowing it to be accessible to people working in various specialties in the air transportation business that have opportunities to learn about economic air transport operations. Among the subjects covered include aircraft maintenance economics, various aircraft financing options enabling managers to evaluate those most beneficial for their business and revenue enhancement strategies. The reader will be pleased to learn that environmental issues are not forgotten.

Overall, a useful and helpful book for managers in the air transportation industry who need to learn how to minimize costs, improve revenue and thus enhance profits.

Dr Elijah Chingosho; Nairobi, Kenya


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