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School Or College Projects On Airlines

Mon Mar 12, 2001 10:19 pm

Any one done a project assignment for school, college or university based on airlines.

I have just started post graduate course at my local university and I need to do a marketing assignment 2500words. So I thought I would do one on an airline. they are big enough and generally market themselves well. Probably know enough about airlines now without too much extra work just need to add in a few marketing concepts.

So which airlines and what subject was it for. I remember reading about someone doing a project on the airlines of France.


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Teej13
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Mon Mar 12, 2001 10:37 pm

I'm doing an economics thesis on it now... mergers, alliances.. stuff like that. I'm concentrating solely on the U.S., simply because of the amount of data available.
 
penguinflies
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 2:55 am

you can do something about oligopolies and marketing alliances (FF miles, code sharing...) Or about passenger preferences (one TWA marketing nicely infers about the service Southwest gives at Lambert)

How about peak demand pricing that congress is trying to inforce, or saturation of flights at peak demand times and how they are marketed (the last one is a thesis i am doing for my ATC class minus the marketing part).
 
Southern
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:01 pm

Hi!
if u're living in Aust just give QF or AN a buzz and ask for a student pack. I did a history of the Australian airline and they send u all sorts of things, including a B767 saftey card... photocopied of course!

 
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:12 pm

I did a report for first year Stats (uni first year...) and I surveyed 50 people for their preference of either a window seat or an isle seat on long haul flights and short haul flights...
This was done at BNE International airport for one whole day.
Long haul--over 5 hours flight time
Short haul -- less than 5 hours flight time...

Outcome- Longhaul pax prefer isle seat as they could go to the toilet without climbing over 1 or 2 people
Shorthaul pax prefer window seat
 
aussie_
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:22 pm

I'm in Paris at present (I'm from Australia) for research on a thesis (honours) on the french airline industry and their alliances.

There is heaps of info if you know where to find it.
 
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Teej 13:

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:24 pm

Teej 13:

can you contact me (e-mail's in my profile). There's a couple of sources I need access to but can't get which you may be able to help me on (for global alliances etc)

thanks.
 
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:51 pm

I am doing some magazine articles for my communication studies coursework (UK)
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 11:14 pm

I'm currently doing a thesis about the best structure for an aircraft maintenance organisation. I did a 4-week internship at TNT Airways in Liege, Belgium (LGG - EBLG) to compile the required information.

The problem with TNT Airways is that it is a very young company (founded 16 February 2000) with a lot of child deseases.

Until early 2000 TNT's aircraft fleet was operated by Pan Air of Spain, Air Foyle of the UK and Mistral of Italy. The fleet has now been transferred to TNT Airways, a Belgian company (a/c regs now all OO-xxx). However the communication between the the new maintenance company for TNT at LGG (TNT AMS - Aircraft Maintenance Services) fails at all levels.

My task is to improve the company communications and at the same time write procedures for this according to JAR rules.

Not an easy job, but I receive a lot of help from everyone at the company.

Best regards,
GR.
 
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Tue Mar 13, 2001 11:21 pm

I did a coursework on the Airline industry and the economic recession last year for my IGCSE Economics( GCSE for you brits.. ) I had to keep a portfolio of newspaper articles about the Airline industry as a whole - then select a few to do an analysis on. I focused on the privatization ( well.. the plan ) of Thai Airways , the setting up of Virgin Blue , The broken up CAAC and the performance of the newly formed companies and airline alliances - then putting them into economic concept. One of the few coursework I enjoyed doing... and it showed!
 
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Wed Mar 14, 2001 3:12 am

I am still in high school, atleast until June this year. In 10th grade I did a 4000 words essay for English on "What are your chances of dying in a plane crash?" In 11th grade taking the IB I finished 2 major projects dealing with airplanes. One was for my math IB course which was statistics on plane accidents. The second was setting up a user freindly site focusing on air travel from the Frankfurt area for IT. I also did some minor pieces of work for my English portfolio, one consisting of a commercial made for an imaginary airline and a journalistic review on Virgin Atlantic. I could post this review up if anyone one is interested. I have to say though it is not a flattering one on VS!

In August I start studying Aviation Management and have have a good idea that I will be writing quite a bit on airlines!

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jaumett
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Wed Mar 14, 2001 3:25 am

sr 103,

where can you study aviaton management? What kind of degree is that?

thanks,

jt
 
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Wed Mar 14, 2001 3:25 am

I do GNVQ TRavel + Tourism, as well as the usual A-level courses. I have had ot do a few essays on them, I did a 4500 project on Pilots, thanx to britishairwaysjobs.com, and NCL airport.
 
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RE: Jaumett

Wed Mar 14, 2001 4:21 am

Aviation Management is a degree basically in business but with specialization in Aviation, also available with a flying option. Quite a few Universities offer this course. The ones that come to my mind are:

Florida Tech
Embry Riddle
Lynn, Boca Raton
Western Michigan
Jacksonville University
and many more......

Anyone out there with more information???

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deltairlines
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Wed Mar 14, 2001 9:55 am

Purdue offers a course in Aviation Management in Junior year.

Jeff
 
NUAir
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Thu Mar 15, 2001 2:18 am

The best way to get into Aviation management is to not study aviation management. Talking with people from Northwest, United and American they look for people with outside perspectives on the industry adn that can bring in new ideas and thoughts not learn about all the things they already know. Best advise is to go to a school that teaches aviaiton business and take a few courses but don't concentrate in it.

I'm also working on my thesis at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, forecasting future aircraft use and its impact on airport operations. I do a lot of work with Airbus, Boeing, and airline reps from all over the world. Great internship and a great industry to work in I could never call this work.

Good luck on your quest for a topic!! May I add that you might want to consider the increased impact of A340-600 and 777-300 on airport operations over the A380. They are the most overlooked aircraft and are giving every major airport around the world a major headache.

Good Luck,
NUair
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Thu Mar 15, 2001 2:54 am

I am doing a directed readings (kind of like a small thesis) next term on Bermuda II and the U.S./U.K. Open Skies negotiations. Since I am in law school, it will be very legal in nature with a close analysis of the relevant treaties and documents. It should be a good way to combine my interests in law, international relations and aviation all into one!
 
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RE: School Or College Projects On Airlines

Thu Mar 15, 2001 3:40 am

Well, I have some works on airlines, I have made a Regression Model for Airline passengers in Mexico, and now I'm doing a Systems Dynamics Project in the usage of my home airport (MTY). Another project is about Work Design and we would like to evaluate personnel workcenters like carrying luggage, fueling planes, etc. I'm an Industrial Engineering student but I apply each course I take for aviation.

David.

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