Introduction In just over a century since the first airplane flight in 1903, aviation has become one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. As such, it has become extremely complex environment which requires precisely defined rules and regulations in order to keep the business organized and maintain required safety performance, desired efficiency and development rate. Therefore, legislators have had a challenging task to impose precise laws and bylaws under which will aviation transport system operate. Change from regulated to deregulated airline market in last decades of 20th century has forced the air carriers to compete for passengers and market share and also required them to change business strategies, to merge and make alliances.
Technology and the kinds of savage warfare conducted by the American and enemy forces during World War II both played a crucial role in determining the outcome of the war. The war began with most armies utilizing technology that had changed little from World War I, and in some cases, had remained unchanged since the 19th century. The war began with cavalry, trenches, and World War I-era battleships, but within only six years, armies around the world had developed jet aircraft, ballistic missiles, and even atomic weapons by one. The best jet fighters at the end of the war easily outflew any of the leading aircraft of 1929, such as the Spitfire Mark I. The early war bombers that caused such carnage would almost all have been shot down in 1945,
Going public when the airline industry are still suffering from 9.11 attack is adventurous, especially it is even harder when the competition of the airline industry is severe, given the fact that 87 new-airline failure over the past 20 years. However, JetBlue has good management team with strong capability, and it has considerable competitive advantage compared to comparable companies, hence there are more opportunities and strengths than threats and weaknesses. JetBlue’s executive management team have rich experience in the airline industry. CEO David Neeleman has extensive experience with airline start-ups and worked in various low-fare flights. COO David Barger and CFO John Owen had worked in airline companies before joining JetBlue.
Two technological advances that had a major impact on World War I were the tanks and the airplanes. Each of these technological advancements gave both a positive effect and a negative effect for the war. These technological advances gave an upper hand to one nation and other advances to another. Later other nations slowly began to copy and mimic other nations’ technology; trying to perfect it. Both the tank and the airplane made a big impact in World War I.
At some point in the mid eighties members of the Senior leadership of the Air Force decided they felt that the entrance test aircraft should be much more powerful and capable such as a typical fighter aircraft. Mr. Baker tells us that there was much discussion and some argument about this decision amongst the rank and structure of the Air Force. In the end it was decided for the Air Force to use an existing acquisition strategy to purchase a replacement Testing aircraft. This Strategy is called the Commercial Off The Shelf strategy or COTS for short. The Air Force Senior leaderships position was that this COTS strategy is the best way for them to obtain a huge high dollar program such as a new aircraft system.
New inventions that were discovered in the era of World War I made fighting techniques more efficient. This war was the turning points for new and useful weapons. Before this point the methods to warfare were very simple and straight forward, now with planes in the air creating a whole other dimensions to tactics and strategy, tanks that covered the ground, and torpedoes in the water. Times were changing and if you were lagging behind you may have been defeated by other nations. Some of the biggest changes to the scenes was the invention of machine guns, poisonous gases/ chemical warfare, and trench warfare.
Lindbergh (1927) says he replaced the weight of the navigator with something called an inductor compass. This was based on the relation between the earth’s magnetic field and the magnetic field generated in the airplane. He claims “This inductor compass was so accurate that [he] really needed no other guide” (Lindbergh, 1927, p.515). The surprising speed of his plane was another reason why Lindbergh reached Paris with such ease. In the New York Times it talks about out of three pilots that attempted to keep up with him from takeoff, only one was successful.
“Never was so much owed by so many to so few”. This famous quote given in a 1940 speech by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was used to describe the valiant, and ultimately victorious efforts of Royal Air Force pilots in the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain was an aerial battle fought from June 1940 to October 1940. The battle was fought between the air forces of England (RAF) and Germany (Luftwaffe). England would ultimately win the battle, but much to the endurance of heavy losses, both military and civilian.
Vidovic, M., & Rugai, N. (2007). ARE HOOK TURNS A MAJOR OBSTACLE TO SAFE SKYDIVING? A STUDY OF SKYDIVING FATALITIES IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1992 TO 2005. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 105(3), 795-802. doi:10.2466/PMS.105.3.795-802 1) This article was written in a volume of Perceptual & Motor Skills a peer reviewed periodical property of Ammon’s Scientific, Ltd. 2) I am using this along with information from the USPA website to provide an accurate portrayal of statistics related to skydiving accidents. Zaretsky, R. (2011).
Boeing, a recent leader in the commercial and military aerospace industry, believes in delivering innovative engineering solutions to accelerate development of tomorrow’s products. Boeing strives to continue being the leading company in its industry, despite its resent down turn in demand to a rivalry company Airbus. The competitive advantage that Boeing holds over Airbus is it innovative strategy and its ability to create opportunities out of its misfortunes. There are many internal and external facts that play into Boeing’s and the industries success, such as the high bearers to entry, manufacturing techniques, and lower breakeven point. Boeing is a company that has the tools to stay as an industry leader, as long as it uses its competitive advantage of innovation; Boeing is a company with the potential to stay on top.