The major changes taking place in technology have some of the greatest effect in the world of aviation. Yet, in an industry which started with the concept of 'open skies', each sector has traditionally developed on its own and adjusted to developments in other areas as and when required. The need for integration is particularly important as the skies become increasingly crowded. More intense commercialization dramatically increases the interlocking between technological developments and the size of the financial investments required. For maximum efficiency the aviation system thus has to develop as an integrated whole with a greater awareness of events in other sectors. This book is intended to meet this requirement by addressing the breadth and depth of the aviation system and looking at some areas where significant advances are happening. While following the processes of development, the reader will see where the results might lead in the new century. Its three parts concentrate on areas of great significance - in integration as well as in technological progress - especially for their impact on human and social aspects. The editor and the invited contributors are amongst the foremost experts, researchers and industry leaders in their fields in the global aviation community, many with hands-on experience of massive change. The intended readership includes those who are moving into management functions in air traffic management, airplane manufacturing and airline operations; in training centres, colleges and institutions.
Table of Contents
Contents: New Concepts for Aircraft and Airports: A systems approach to developing the new aircraft; New generation airports; The airport business and information technology; Airport security. Human Factors and Training: Human Factors in the cockpit; Laws for the design of the Universal cockpit displays; Creating a culture of safety; Human Factors in Air Traffic Control; Training issues in Air Traffic Flow Management. Managing the Aviation System: The Air Traffic Management System - present and future; Improving capacity - implementation of the FANS CNS/ATM system in the Asia/Pacific region; The new IATA international passenger liability regime; Developments in aircraft interior design.
Dr Rodney Baldwin is Managing Director of Baldwin International Services, Luxembourg, and is currently working with a number of government agencies to improve aspects of the aviation industry and air traffic management. Previously he was Director of the Eurocontrol Institute of Air Navigation Services, where he played a key role in increasing its coordination with national government agencies. He has a doctorate in electronics and communications and has written numerous publications most recently with a chapter in Designing Instruction for Human Factors Training in Aviation, edited by Graham Hunt (Ashgate 1997).
’...will increase your awareness of what is going on around you in the aviation environment and how preparations for the next century are being addressed.’ The Controller ’Those concerned with mainstream issues in ATC and an increasing overlap in the roles of pilots and controllers, will benefit from the direction provided by this book.’ Aerospace Professional