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Shaking the Skies: The Untold Story of Aviation Since 9/11 and the Biggest Turnaround of an International Organization in History By the Man Who ... Trillion and Made Aviation Greener and Safer Hardcover – 23 May 2013

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: LID Publishing (23 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907794360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907794360
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,243,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Congratulations on a great record. Too often these organizations don t change the shape of the industry. Fortunately, they had you, and in this case, you did. --Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of GE

Shaking the Skies reinforces the importance of working together to deliver a compelling vision, employing a comprehensive strategy and using a relentless implementation process. --Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

Shaking the Skies is not only a leadership primer...but also a truly enjoyable and often amusing peek behind the scenes at global aviation, national leaders of consequence and international negotiations. --Herbert D. Kelleher, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co

About the Author

Giovanni Bisignani was Director General-CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from June 2002 to July 2011. During his nearly ten years with the organization, Giovanni drove major industry changes. The most important were making the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) a condition of IATA membership and introducing a new way of flying through e-ticketing. The former contributed to a 58% improvement in safety over the period 2002-11. Giovanni is a member of the Board of NATS Holdings Limited, the UK s air traffic services provider. He is also a member of the Board of SAFRAN Group, partially owned by the French Government. He is a member of the Board of AirCastle (US), a global aircraft leasing company. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Aviation, Travel & Tourism (Switzerland) and is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, School of Engineering (UK). Previously, Giovanni was CEO of Alitalia, Chairman of the Association of European Airlines and Chairman of Tirrenia di Navigazione shipping company.

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