Maureen Abajah LOG 125 Chapter 7 Case 7-2 U.S. Airways Overview: US Airways is and has been beleaguered with a myriad of issues, from financial issues to consistently below average ratings when it comes to baggage handling and customer service. They have filed bankruptcy several times and merged with other airlines and now have to work on a way to get to a competitive edge in the industry with all issues facing air carriers in general. Case Questions: 1. If you were the CEO of US Airways, what would you do to confront the competition from its low cost competition? Based on the summary table provided in the text book – the first thing that jumps out is how disproportionate the labor volume/number of employees is to the number of aircraft that the company has.
The legal issues this union might face would be the backlash of law suits for American Airlines because of strikes and no shows of the pilots. 2. Supporting Ideas a. Calling in sick when they are not reference) b. Going on strike without any actual grounds to do so (reference) B.
1. What challenges and opportunities did Boeing face in the late 1990s? Some challenges that Boeing faced in the late 1990’s were as follows: Terrorist attacks – the impact of 9/11 caused the company to lose a lot of money due to the fact that air travel declined significantly. People weren’t flying as much as flight schedules were cancelled because people were scared to fly. In addition, airplanes re-orders were being rescheduled.
To make the work even for everyone, employees have an “Up Dog” list with the employees’ names; the name that is at the top of the list has to deal with the customer coming through the door. After the 9/11 incident, several things changed. The store started closing earlier, Las Vegas casino industry suffered great losses and airlines cancelled
Our nation bowed its head for 2,830 people presumed dead and the 700 bodies found at ground zero and the 189 killed in the Pentagon. After this period of respectful mourning our nation sprung into action as to save the deaths of their loved ones from being in vain. Our nations security was breached on a catastrophic level due to our lack of a superior airport security. Post 9-11 legislation was for the most part based around preventing such an event from ever happening again. The first order of business after the attacks involved a few plans to solve the problems at hand then later more long-term changes were
It had been a long time since Iberia had bought Boeing. He strain every nerve to Boeing to bidding competition includes 14 hours of flying to Seattle. Another stroke of genius was to bring the used Singapore Airlines 747s into consideration. He was also in the 1995 do well (facing the aircraft manufacturers another bad market years) including the resale price assurance and Airbus Company negotiations. Bright (Boeing) was in trouble from the start.
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.
There are entire books that have been written about failures from air traffic control or ground crew or maintenance crews and thus it would not make sense to simply focus errors and human factors in the training of cockpit cruise on so many other departments have historically contributed to accidents as well. For example, let us consider the case of the Tenerife runway accident. Widely regarded as the aviation industry's titanic moment this horrific accident occurred on a runway in the Canary Islands when a Dutch KLM airliner Anna Pan-American airliner collided on the runway when one attempted to take off and foggy conditions being unable to see the other that was using the runway as a taxiing means and much of this particular accident had to do not just with failures on the part of the flight crews specifically the KLM crew but also from failures of air traffic control to properly communicate necessary information to both planes. In the case of aloha airlines flight the failure was on the part of the maintenance crew who failed to recognize stress fatigue in the fuselage of the aircraft given the number of hours it was operating doing island jump flights which resulted in the top of the fuselage blowing off mid-flight. In the case of
Icelandic Volcano, 1 vs. Global Commerce, 0 Icelandic Volcano, 1 vs. Global Commerce, 0 This volcano has a funny name—Eyjafjallajokull—but its impact was not so funny to global businesses, both large and small.38 When it erupted on April 14, 2010, the plume of volcanic ash that spread across thousands of miles disrupted air travel and global commerce for a number of days. As thousands of flights were canceled across Europe, tens of thousands of air travelers couldn’t get to their destination. Could a company even plan for this type of situation?