Airport Operations, Third Edition (Aviation) Hardcover – 1 Dec 2012
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About the Author
Norman J Ashford was Professor of Transport Planning at the Loughborough University of Technology, England from 1972 to 1997. He is the holder of bachelor, master and doctorate-level degrees in civil engineering. Dr. Ashford worked as a civil engineer in Canada and taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Florida State University. He served as the Director of the Transportation Institute Division of Universities for the State of Florida. Dr. Ashford runs an aviation consulting company and has been active in the areas of airport planning, design, operations, and privatization on more than 100 airports in more than 40 countries.Dr. Pierre Coutu is the President of Aviation Strategies International (ASI) where he leads and guides a multi-disciplinary, international network of civil aviation experts who leverage their experience to provide value-added, senior-level strategic advice and analysis to ASI's world clients. With more than 35 years of experience in the airports business, Dr. Coutu has worked with the Canadian Transportation Ministry in various capacities related to airport management and development as well as with the International Aviation Management Training Institute (IAMTI) as Executive VP and COO, from 1987 to 1998, during which the Institute graduated close to 5,000 aviation executives from 150 different countries. Dr. Coutu has also been speaking at worldwide industry events and teaching airport management within aviation MBA programs at universities including Concordia University (Canada), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China), and Krems Danau University (Austria).
John R Beasley graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class Honors degree in Natural Sciences (Physics), is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI). He worked for Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW) as an investment analyst, publishing major research covering the defense and software sectors. In 2001, Beasley founded his own consultancy, Analytical Decisions, offering decision-making and policy implementation support.
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The authors are having strong academical background and practical experience in civil aviation, therefore they have written one of the finest books on airport operations I have ever read. Yet it is a very serious piece of writing, at once scholarly and erudite, while suitable for different level of people who are working in aviation industry. As such, it bears re-reading and serious study.
This is a book for somebody who wish to grab the full picture to understand the complexity of the airport operation systems, the reader could understand the area of passenger, freight, and aircraft handling, the airport viewpoint on airline scheduling, the safety and security issues, sustainable development and environmental capacity of airports, etc. All the things in this book is across the world, the proposition are followed the rule setup by governmental like FAA and international organization like IATA and ICAO. The book just doesn't bored like reading the manual, and I suspect it will be immensely useful to any of us who are willing to understand the logic of transportation, as they are working in same principle.
Dr. Ashford is a well known author in airport planning. When I first entered airport as a operations staff in 8 years ago, I learn a lot from his previous book - Airport Operations. It is a must-read for me. The Airport Operations 3/E contains a treasure trove of knowledge, in sum, I highly recommended this book for everyone who interested in this topic.
Capt Miguel Dau - Chief Operating Officer GRU Airport
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