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    his life. The last was obsessed with flying and anything related to it. Howard loved to build since he was a little boy. When he was grown up, his company built the famous aircraft ‘Spruce Goose’, which was supposed to be used in World War II. For his important contribution in the history of aviation, a spotlight will be aimed onto his, background, achievements, challenges and barriers confronted this creative man in his…

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    Howard Hughes remains one of the great entrepreneurs of the twentieth century. His business acumen and influence extends far beyond the American aviation Industry, which he is famously known for developing. Among the wealthiest Americans while he was alive, his business ventures included airlines, film production, real estate, tooling and even hospitality. The keys to his success were his keen ability to seek and exploit business opportunities, interest in hiring top talent as well as his…

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    Hughes H-4 Hercules, commonly known as the “Flying Boat” or “spruce goose” was, and still is, the largest wooden aircraft ever designed and flown5. It holds the record for having the biggest wing with a span of 320 feet, which could cover an entire football field2. Henry Fraiser was the man who first proposed the idea of the enormous flying boat based on the demand for a transport plane to support the activities of the US military during World War 24. Frasier approached the famous aircraft…

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    Hughes had been interested in aviation long before his father’s death. The Hughes family was known for their engineering background; and growing up Hughes Jr. would take things apart and put them back together. Before the age of twelve, Hughes built Houston’s first radio transmitter and a motorized bicycle. And by the age of fourteen, Hughes started taking flying lessons. One day Hughes Sr. and Jr. were at a Harvard-Yale boat race. Hughes Sr. promised Jr. anything he would like if Harvard won…

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    Howard Robard Hughes Jr, an American filmmaker, businessman, entrepreneur, inventor, aviator, aerospace engineer, and philanthropist (Nash, 2004), was a man before his time. Unaffected by the crash of the market of 1929 and the negative effects of World War II and the Cold War, Hughes became a millionaire and soon after was named the richest man in the United States. For many decades, as part of the one percent, Hughes was a major contributor to America’s economic growth. His contribution to…

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    Howard Hughes; billionaire, playboy, aviator, businessman, movie producer, but today most commonly commemorated as a social recluse. First off, what is a recluse? Well, a recluse is a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society. Now, the question of the day has become, how did Howard Hughes go from a rich affluent playboy to a total germaphobic, spending his life hiding in a Las Vegas hotel room? Well, just like Justin Bieber, fame and wealth took a negative toll on Howard Hughes. Howard…

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    Hughes had been interested in aviation long before his father’s death. The Hughes family was known for their engineering background; and growing up Hughes Jr. would take things apart and put them back together. Before the age of twelve, Hughes built Houston’s first radio transmitter and a motorized bicycle. And by the age of fourteen, Hughes started taking flying lessons. One day Hughes Sr. and Jr. were at a Harvard-Yale boat race. Hughes Sr. promised Jr. anything he would like if Harvard won…

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    Pilot Error

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    80% of all commercial airline crashes are believed to be pilot error, causing it to be the number one reason why planes crash (Haq). Pilots go through immense training and often need thousands of flight hours just to be a commercial airline pilot. Often this kind of error happens when the plane is on the runway. Taking off and landing the aircraft are some of the more difficult maneuvers that a pilot must do. Failure to get enough speed to get the aircraft off the ground will result in the plane…

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    Jetblue Case

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    AZ to MD JFK to NY CA to FL JetBlue $ - $188 $842 Southwest $456 $ - $898 Delta $846 $272 $1,626 American $403 $374 $721 1. Based on the research it appears JetBlue has lower prices compared to its competitors. JetBlue did not have available flights from Phoenix to Baltimore on October 25th. JetBlue’s base is JFK in New York. When JetBlue was able to lock in JFK as their base they…

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    Teedyne Case Study

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    “Teledyne is a leading provider of sophisticated solutions designed to help operators increase flight safety and operational efficiency through more efficient aircraft data and information management. With 50 years of experience working closely with civil and military operators worldwide, they have developed a range of products that fit together to provide total solutions and deliver greater benefits to our customers. The focus of Teledyne 's solutions is to help airlines collect, manage and…

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