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Challenges of the 21st century in Aviation Management and the forces of change

Challenges of the 21st century in Aviation Management and the forces of change


Aviation Management has become the center point of many researches and studies, as things in 21st century are becoming more complex in aviation industry. With the beginning of the new century several related challenges with respect to aviation management begins which includes drop in number of passengers, increased in the cost of fares, terrorist and environmental threats and carbon emissions from planes. As people are now more aware regarding the environmental impacts and their rights related to the aviation, aviation managers need to rethink and re-plan their strategies to tackle the current challenges.

The challenges facing in aviation sector and the forces of change

As discussed above in the 21st century there are several challenges that appear before the aviation industry. However, the challenges discussed below are also the major factors that bring change in the sector. Civil aviation remains the mode of transport and is most affected by fluctuations in economy, changes in technology and the perceived safety of travel by the public. Moreover, in Europe, there has been, in recent years, a significant transfer of operation and ownership of transportation facilities, which include major air navigation system and airports. (Jonathan, 2007) Some of the most significant civil aviation in Europe and the challenges they create in the framework of the civil aviation transport over the next five years:

Environmental Concerns

The public and media increasingly insist on reducing noise and emissions. Over the next five years, the control over environmental factors will probably become a vital issue in the aviation industry. The challenge is to incorporate environmental issues into our development process with the same strict regulations and through consultation with industry, like what is done for security issues, while realizing that safety should not be compromised through any way. (Gossling, and Hall, 2005)

ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) is conscious of its responsibility and that of the contracting states from the 60's has been leading on matters relating to the environment in order to achieve maximum compatibility between the safe and orderly development of civil aviation and the quality of environment.

Most of the activities of ICAO in the field of the environment are developed through the Committee on Environmental Protection and Protection (CAEP), with emphasis on promoting a common approach and harmonized globally. 1992, the CAEP presented at the World Conference on Environment held in Rio, an inventory of problems related to civil aviation, summarized in the following aspects:

Aircraft noise

The quality of the environment in the vicinity of airports

Environmental problems affecting the globe (greenhouse effect, acid rain and ozone layer)

Environmental problems caused by the construction and extension of airport or related infrastructure

Water pollution and soil in the vicinity of airports

Wastes produced in airports

Environmental issues arising from the accident / incident of aircraft with dangerous goods and emergency procedures

Within this context, ICAO has recently set itself the ...
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