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    Avianca Research Paper

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    Introduction of Avianca Airlines Avianca is the Colombian national airline carrier, founded on December 5th, 1919, and is the second oldest airline in the world after KLM airlines. (Timothy, 2013) Avianca is a historical airline created by a group of people from Colombia and Germany and was registered under the name of SCADTA meaning Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aereo in the city of Barranquilla. (Avianca, 2017b) Transportes Aereos Centroamericanos (TACA) was founded in 1931 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (Avianca, 2017b) Moreover, Avianca is the largest airline based in Bogota, Colombia, and the second largest airline in Latin America. Hernan Rincon has been CEO of Avianca since April 2016. (Avianca, 2017c) Task 1 Avianca is based in Colombia, South America, which is the 3rd…

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    Plane Crash Culture

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    The quote, "[The pilot’s] plane is moments from disaster. But he cannot escape the dynamic dictated to him by his culture in which subordinates must respect the dictates of their superiors." represents a major idea of how cultural PDI plays a vital role in plane crashes. In the second sentence of the quote, it says “that he can't escape the dynamic dictated to him by his culture”. This is the idea of cultural PDI and this causes mitigation and other various harmful things that can lead to a…

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    The US airline industry has experienced considerable merger and acquisition activity since its early years; especially following deregulation in 1978. Figure 1 provides a timeline of mergers and acquisitions for the four largest surviving airlines based on passengers served from 1920s to 2010s (GAO,2013). Source: GAO (2013) Figure 1: Highlights of US Domestic Airline Mergers and Acquisitions, 1920s – 2010s 2. Case Study: American Airlines Today, American…

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    Diagnosis Phase Essay

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    Test #2 Correction Question 2. Diagnosis Phase: When I first read the question, it reminded me of my multivariable calculus first class session where my professor used an example of a plane being landed in windy weather, to teach us a concept of vectors. Initially, I began to picture the scenario of a plane flying under consideration of wind being involved instead of looking at the numbers. Afterward, I drew the free body diagram of how the problem looked as using numbers and direction. Since…

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    Analysis of “A Tale of Two Airlines” “A Tale of Two Airlines” is a short article written by Christopher Elliot. Elliot, a well-known author and journalist, writes for National Geographic Traveler, MSNBC, Tribune Media Services and the Washington Post and is an experienced traveler. “A Tale of Two Airlines” was published in National Geographic Traveler in the December 2012/ January 2013 issue, which is significant because these months are very busy months in terms of travel. People fly…

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    Jetblue Crisis Case Study

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    avid Neeleman founded the Airlines in 1999, and the airline was considered as the first “mega start-up” applicant in the nation with $130 million in equity capital (JetBlue, 2012). Its maiden flight took off in February 2000, by the end of that year, more than one million passengers flew with the airline (JetBlue, 2011). Before the crisis, among low-cost airlines JetBlue is ranked high in on-board customer satisfaction and on-time flight, more so, the airline was well-known for its…

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    Reflection Writing this reflection about the experience of doing the professional project with a team has made me realize that communication is the most vital part in the project not only with clients but also with group members. My group has an important client, which is the Brisbane Airport Corporation. As we all know that Brisbane airport has a strict security system, which means we should accept security check when we enter the inside airport and their staff will follow us wherever we go in…

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    Strategic Information Systems 1. How does e-Enabled create value for Boeing? Value is defined as the distinction between the opportunity cost of the supplier and the willingness of the customer to pay. Value is defined as the distinction between the opportunity cost of the supplier and the willingness of the customer to pay. Boeing was leading airplane maker in 2004 and for decades it had dominated the global aviation market. However, as the industry reached maturity, European-based…

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    A380 Vs B7 Essay

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    These days many people argue about the best aircraft in the world, there are two aircrafts that people argue about first A380 from airbus family and the other one B747 from boeing family , each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages . However airbus 380 and Boeing 747 are the largest commercial aircrafts but there are similarities and differences between them. In this paper I am going to examine which aircraft is better A380 or B747. In order to do this I will present two main…

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    How To Build A Turbofan

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    Introduccion Nowadays aeronautical sector is a competetive enviroment where every day more companies are involved.The most important cost for airlines is fuel consumption.The efficiency reached today is difficult to overtake with traditionals methods of design.Owing to this factor, companies are trying to investigate new formulas of designing, manufacturing and operating. In terms of aircrafts propullsors, turbofan is the most common engine used for civil applications. Turbofans have a…

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