The Orion Shield Project: Analysis Individual Assignment 1 Kelly A. Scott AMBA 640 Professor Versace October 18, 2011 Executive Summary The Orion Shield Project was an undertaking to improve the structural capabilities of NASA’s Shuttle Launch Booster and to use new materials that would result in a longer life span and the ability to meet new temperature specifications. Henry Larsen, the director of engineering, was instrumental in the proposal planning and attaining the project. Henry had questionable judgment as well poor ethics. His first bad decision was hiring an inexperienced Project Manager, Gary Allison, which was made because Gary ignored his own moral compass for the sake of getting a promotion. This was much too significant and expensive of a project to hire someone to manage the project that did not have enough experience to handle such a big project.
“Concorde” Supersonic Airplane Jay Nguyen Enmore Design One of a kind, the only supersonic commercial aircraft in the history of aviation, “Concorde“, was a big technological achievement, an aircraft made beyond its time. The staggering high cost of fuel, environmental opposition and inability to obtain permission to fly supersonically over land lead to economical failure instead of its huge development difficulties and costs. In this essay I will seek to critically examine of explanation for “Concorde failure“ and also consider the impact of Concorde design in our society and future aircraft industry all over the world. The idea of a supersonic aircraft had started as early as 1943 but not yet develop until 1950’s (1). After World War II ended in 1945 , the technological competing between big economy countries such as Britain, France, Soviet and America started to get stronger.
Hitler also thought that since the government was just developing it would have been a good time to seize power and take over the government. Finally, Hitler attempted the Munich Putsch also to gain support from the streets but this had failed him. I agree with the statement ‘the Reichstag Fire more important than the Enabling Act in allowing Hitler to consolidate power’ because of several reasons. Firstly, without the Reichstag Fire there wouldn’t have been an Enabling Act. The Reichstag Fire led to the Enabling Act because Hitler had managed to convince Hindenburg that it was a ‘communists uprising’.
Executive Summary The events that lead to the debacle at Denver International Airport (DIA) are a perfect template to disaster. There were many causes of failure for their new integrated baggage system; however, one stands out as the root cause. On behalf of DIA and BAE the dysfunctional decision-making due to lack of knowledge on projects of this scope, had this project doomed from the beginning. Denver’s existing airport, Stapleton, was seen as a liability in the late 70s early 80s due to the booming economy at that time. It was determined in 1983 the airport needed to be expanded and ground was broken in 1989 for what is now DIA.
Vish Persaud October 11, 2014 Professor Raza Mir Five forces Model of the Airline industry Air travel has changed the way people live and experience the world today. The airline industry is a strategic sector that plays a fundamental role in the globalization of other industries since it promotes tourism, world trade, and foreign investment; therefore, will leads to economic growth. However, all airlines within the industry operate in a highly dynamic environment where various legal, social, technological and economic forces interact with each other, thus influencing their decisions and action. In the industry where airlines can face severe financial distress due to oil crisis, recessions and terrorist attacks. The business needs to assess its competitive environment and identify key factors that may influence its actions (porter, 1998, p. 45).
These developments changed the US policies of brinkmanship and massive retaliations, as these methods only worked while the USA remained militarily superior. The Cuban missile crisis showed how back dated these policies were, something Kennedy’s military advisors failed to notice, his understanding of the dangers and his controlled response helped save the USA from the most destructive war ever seen. However the military assured destruction that came with the power of the nuclear era forced the USA and USSR into the standoff of Cuba. This crisis was inevitable and the only way of bringing the arms race to the end. However the driving
Explain how Airport billing is becoming more and more complex with surcharges, discounts and targets. 4. Explain the principles of marketing successfully the needs by thorough knowledge of current and potential markets for its airline services. 5. Discuss the segmentation variables in the Air Passenger Market.
The Air Force was looking to replace the T-41 aircraft, which was the primary aircraft being used for candidate screening with advanced aerobatics aircraft. The replacement was suggested by the senior and most powerful official at that time but which was not impressed by many others indicating that the screening of candidates doesn’t involve any acrobatics which will be taken care of in the training stage. But with a strong support of the Air force chief of staff the idea of replacement has moved forward to identify a potential replacement aircraft, one of the first decisions was defining an acquisition strategy. The strategy was to avoid designing and developing an aircraft from scratch but to evaluate existing aircraft already in the marketplace, known as commercially off-the-shelf (COTS). This approach would reduce the cost of acquiring the aircraft, in large measure due to the fact that extensive testing and evaluation was not needed, since most of this was already done when the product was introduced commercially.
------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCTION This case discusses the history of Boeing and salient forces affecting the global aircraft industry, along with the key strategic issues driving Boeing’s competitive strategies. Boeing and Airbus dominate the global aircraft industry, but have very different visions of the future of commercial air travel. Consequently, the strategies they have devised to manage the competitive environment are disparate. The case provides a unique opportunity to explore these differences, how functional strategies support the overall competitive strategy, and the critical decisions now faced by both competitors. The objective of the case study is to evaluate current industry conditions and to make corrective recommendations to improve Boeing’s strategy.
The airport was already under construction and the window for developing the system was too tight. In addition, walls and other areas already completed had to be taken down and re-designed to accommodate the BHS. The geometry of the airport did not align with the BHS. There were numerous decisions made that contributed to the failure, but here are some of the key issues. First, contracts were awarded to contractors in the city who had little knowledge of the project complexity.