AVIATION MANAGEMENT

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					  AVIATION
MANAGEMENT
 Chapter 1. Role of the FBO
Introduction

   Terminology
     “General Aviation Service Center”
     “Aviation Service Business”

   May or may not be a full-service
    organization.
   A part of the National Aviation
    System.
Scope of Course

   Explore small business practices
    related to aviation service
    businesses.
   Business Theory:
       Planning
       Marketing
       Financing
       Human resources
       Administration
       Information systems
Scope of Course (cont.)

   Principal; areas of general
    aviation activity:
     Flight line
     Front Desk

     Flight Operations

     Aviation maintenance
Scope of Course (cont.)

   Regulatory Context
   Physical facilities
Aviation Economic History

   Initial expectations as to
    economic value of aircraft.
   Advances due to governmental
    promotion of aviation
     Military uses of aircraft
     Airmail
     Passenger travel

   Development of private
    companies.
Advent of the Jet Engine

   First commercial jet aircraft –
    the Comet.
   The Boeing 327-80, the
    “Dash 80”
   Economic considerations.
Rotorcraft and Vertical Lift

   Helicopters
   Tilt-rotors
   Vertical lift
Experimental Aircraft

   Homebuilts
   Ultralights
Recent Market Changes

   Disposable income
   Effects of 9/11
   Globalization of markets
     Worldwide competition
     Worldwide availability of
      information
     Impact of regionalization and
      national interests
Recent Aviation Milestones

   Industrial development
     Mergers and acquisitions
     Effect of government subsidies
     Emerging technologies

   Airline deregulation
     Union busting
     Bankruptcies
     Hub and spoke policies
     Commuter aircraft system
Liability Reform

   Pre 1986 situation
   General Aviation Revitalization
    Act of 1994
Recent Governmental
Activities
   Revenue diversion
   Airport closures
   Airport improvement funding
   NASA
   TSA
Improvements in technology

   New engines
   New avionics
     GPS
     MFD’s
     Data links
     Terrain avoidance

   Computers
     Flight planning
     Moving maps
Components of the Modern
Aviation Industry
   Pilots
   Support personnel
   Airports
   Air navigation system
   Manufacturers
   Air carriers
   General aviation
   Interest groups
   Government regulations
Summary of the FBO Role -
FAA
   Charters
   Pilot Training
   Aircraft rental and sightseeing
   Aerial photography
   Crop Dusting
   Aerial advertising and surveying
   Passenger transportation
   Aircraft sales and service
   Sale of fuel
   Repairs and maintenance
   Sale of parts
Ancillary FBO services

   Air ambulance
   Aerial pick-up and delivery
   Air cargo
   Emergency medical supplies
   Fishing and hunting
   Holiday and vacation travel
   Business and sales calls
Ancillary FBO services

   Conventions and meetings
   Inter-plant transportation
   Newspapers, business
    documents and check clearing
   Perishables
   AOG items
   Support of fractional ownership

				
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