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This comprehensive guide provides thorough coverage of essential concepts and practical methods needed to succeed in the dynamic field of airport management. Written by a former Assistant Director of Airport Operations, this wide-ranging book explores topics critical for modern aviation management professionals, including airport structure, operations and management, safety and security, air traffic control, capacity and delay, international commerce, human resources, information technology, and funding and financial management. The book also delivers important background information to give you a solid foundation of professional knowledge, covering the history of airports and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, as well as airport planning, design, construction, and environmental impact. Drawing on considerable firsthand experience, the author explains numerous keys to success, including marketing to enhance the customer experience; maximizing revenues; managing governmental, legal, and public relations; and handling properties, contracts, and commercial development. Combining essential theory, practical applications, real-world examples, and an extensive glossary of industry terms, AIRPORT MANAGEMENT, First Edition, is an ideal resource for both current and aspiring airport managers who want to succeed in this challenging, rewarding field.
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As chair of aviation science at California Baptist University, C. Daniel Prather, Ph.D., M.P.A., AAE, is developing an entirely new collegiate aviation program. Dr. Prather previously served as associate professor of aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University and has taught courses in airport and airline management, FBO management, airport planning and design, aviation safety, and airport funding policy. Before entering academia, his career included service as assistant director of operations and as an airport operations specialist at Tampa International Airport (TPA). Dr. Prather is an accredited airport executive (AAE) through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), a trainer for AAAE, an instrument-rated private pilot, and a prolific author and researcher. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and an M.P.A. from Southern Illinois University.Review:
1. Historical Overview. 2. Airport Organization. 3. Air Traffic, Capacity, and Delay. 4. Planning. 5. Design and Construction. 6. Environmental. 7. Operations and Maintenance. 8. Safety and Security. 9. Marketing. 10. Governmental, Legal, and Public Relations. 11. Properties, Contracts, and Commercial Development. 12. Financial Management. 13. Funding and Financial Impacts.
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