Buying the Big Jets: Fleet Planning for Airlines Paperback – 21 Jun 2007
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'This well organized book fills a huge gap in aviation literature. Clearly written, with excellent use of diagrams, it provides an insight into and an understanding of fleet planning, the cornerstone of airline management.' Rigas Doganis, Cranfield College of Aeronautics, UK 'The airline industry is very complex and one in which it has always been very difficult to make money. A key component of the multi-faceted challenge is the way to accommodate highly variable demand with a pre-determined number of aircraft, each with a fixed capacity in the short term. Paul Clark in his book Buying the Big Jets provides a comprehensive, lucid, and an informative guide for airline fleet planners to optimize their capacity resources in the fiercely competitive marketplace. It is a "must-have" book for airline practitioners responsible for fleet planning because of the experiential insights contained in the book on a broad spectrum of relevant topics and an equally beneficial book for students of the airline industry to learn about complex subjects such as market segmentation and spill, aircraft performance, and investment appraisals.' Nawal K. Taneja, Ohio State University 'Buying the Big Jets has succeeded in bringing together, in an easily understandable form, the many factors that currently influence the aircraft purchasing process...a useful tool to broaden the knowledge of specialists involved in the process...a good balance has been achieved between breadth and depth and the book will be of interest to a wide spectrum of technical and non-technical readers.' The Aerospace Professional '...a valuable examination of the current practices in aircraft evaluation and selection, clarifying the new fleet planning methodologies and decision making processes...of great value to professionals with fleet planning responsibilities, students of air transport and for the banking community, where insights into aircraft acquisition are vital.' Air International 'This book gives an overview that is broad, thorough, accessible and endowed with many interesting facts and figures: this is a recommended book for aviation students and non-specialized professionals who want to get acquainted with the more technical aspects of fleet acquistion such as engineering, planning and marketing aspects.' Aerlines, December 2007
About the Author
Paul Clark is the author of Stormy Skies. He worked for more than 20 years at Airbus, then established and managed AirBusiness Academy in Toulouse for 3 years before moving to Montreal to run the IATA Training and Development Institute for almost 2 years. He is currently working independently as an aviation consultant (Through The Looking Glass: www.ttlglearn.com). Paul is a Visiting Professor at City University in the UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
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The author managed to make this book an appealing reading for all level of professional experience, thanks to his ability to write plainly, and combining theory with personal experience.
The book contains many diagrams that illustrate the concepts (for example: waves of departure from a hub) and is written in an easy to understand style.
My business is aerospace as opposed to Airline Operation and procurement and this book gave me a rich insight into aicraft procurement.
I have seen no other book like it. Read it together with Stephen Shaw's "Airline Marketing and Management" which together form a great basis for understanding the airline industry.
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As an informed reader from Africa, I have a lot of positive comments for the book. I am, however aware that the author is focusing his message on the large buyers from developed countries, the newly industrialised countries of Asia/Pacific rim and the oil rich Middle East.
Just bought this book recently. Incidentally also just received a certificate from IATA for a related fleet planning course and noticed it was signed by Paul Clark who is the director of the institute and authour of this book.
Lots of details to learn and coming from a flight operations background, a sure way to appreciate all the work going on behind the scenes in airline operations. And I have not finished the book!
If I were the head of IATA, I would recommend all airlines to have one at least in their technical library
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