AER 1002: Commercial & Regulatory Aspects of the Air Transportation Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

Jane’s all the world’s aircraft. (1940-). London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
This resource provides a brief history of every aircraft currently in use in the world. It also provides a brief history of the aircraft manufacturers.
Brookhaven Reference TL501 .J3

Leary, W.M. (Ed.). (1992). Encyclopedia of American business history and biography: The airline industry. New York: Facts on File.
This volume describes airline companies, organizations, and significant individuals. Each alphabetic entry is between 3,500 and 10,000 words in length and discusses the entries significance and influence on the airline industry - whether positive or negative. Many entries contain photographs and brief bibliographies.
Reference TL 509 .E54 1992

International directory of company histories. (1988-). Chicago: St. James Press.
Includes four-to-five page histories of major companies which discusses their importance in the industry, gives brief financial data, and includes bibliographies for additional information.
Reference HD2721 .D36

Airline History and Development

Leary, W.M. (Ed.). (1992). Encyclopedia of American business history and biography: The airline industry. New York: Facts on File.
This volume describes airline companies, organizations, and significant individuals. Each alphabetic entry is between 3,500 and 10,000 words in length and discusses the entries significance and influence on the airline industry - whether positive or negative. Many entries contain photographs and brief bibliographies.
Reference TL 509 .E54 1992

Pisano, D.A. and Lewis, C.S. (Eds.). Air and space history: An annotated bibliography. (1988). New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.
A wonderful annotated bibliography covering all aspects of air transportation history, both U.S. and international. Air Transportation is the most pertinent chapter in terms of regulation and history. It covers the industry from the 1920′s through the date of publication.
Reference Z 5060 .A44 1988

Smith, Jr., M.J. (1986). The airline bibliography: The Salem College guide to sources on commercial aviation. (2 vols.). West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press.
Volume 1 of this bibliography focuses on the United States specifically. It covers history of the industry, regulation, individual airlines, and safety. Volume 2 covers aircraft and international airlines. Each section contains a brief introduction. In addition, the airliner entries contain a brief history, which in some cases is the only history available on a particular airline.
Reference Z 5064 .C7 S54 1986

Becoming an Airline

Use Regulations.gov to find an airline’s application for operation. If you wish to search on JetBlue, be sure to also search on New Air Corp. Also, keep in mind that dockets are only available from 1998 through the present.

eRulemaking Program Management Office. (n.d.). Regulations.gov. Washington, DC: eRulemaking Program Management Office. Retrieved May 18, 2008 from: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp
This site is searchable to find on-line information about proposed and final regulations, copies of public comments on proposed rules, proposals for new airlines, and more. Dockets are available in TIFF and PDF format.

U.S. Department of Transportation. (2007, November 27). Air Carrier Economic Authority. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved May 18, 2008 from: http://ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/aviation/index.html
This site will link you to a list of carriers undergoing certification, provide “How To” manuals on becoming a carrier, and provides forms for insurance and registration.

Air Carrier Management and Organization

Aviation competition: Restricting airline ticketing rules unlikely to help consumers. (2001, July 31). Washington, DC: General Accounting Office. GAO-01–831. Retrieved May 18, 2008 from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d01831.pdf
“This report reviews (1) the factors that airlines consider when setting fares; (2) the factors that create hidden-city ticketing and the pricing practices that foster back-to-back ticketing practices; (3) the potential effects on airfares and service, especially to consumers in small communities, of a legislative requirement to permit hidden-city ticketing, and; (4) the potential effect on airfares and service of legislation that would allow back-to-back ticketing.”

Butler, G., & Keller, M.R. (Eds.). (1999). Handbook of airline finance. [Washington, DC]: Aviation Week Group of McGraw Hill.
The role of finance in aviation management is comprehensively covered in this handbook. Chapters include such topics as outsourcing, role of insurance, slots, leasing, and airline privatization. Entries are written by industry experts and usually include extensive endnotes.
Brookhaven Reference HE 9782 .H26 1999
Reference HE 9782 .H26 1999

Butler, G., & Keller, M.R. (Eds.). (1998). Handbook of airline marketing. [Washington, DC]: Aviation Week Group of McGraw Hill.
Comprehensive resource featuring articles written by experts in aviation field. It covers such topics as airline marketing case studies, forecasting the future of air cargo, pricing and revenue management techniques, and more.
Brookhaven Reference HE 9781 .H36 1998 Reference HE 9781 .H36 1998

Butler, G., & Keller, M.R. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of airline operations. [Washington, DC]: Aviation Week Group of McGraw Hill.
Airline operations are those actions that support an airline in providing transportation. This handbook provides in-depth articles covering a range of operations concerns, such as safety, competition, dispatch operations, maintenance, navigation, and more.
Brookhaven Reference TL725.3 .H362 2000 Reference TL725.3 .H362 2000

Butler, G., & Keller, M.R. (Eds). (2001). Handbook of airline strategy: Public policy, regulatory issues, challenges, and solutions. New York: McGraw-Hill.
This handbooks focuses on airlines in the face of increased competition and increased conglomeration. It also covers the e-commerce, utilization of “strategic differentiation” in information technology to identify customer trends, and route planning.
Brookhaven Reference HE 9762. H37 2001 Reference HE 9762. H37 2001

Airline Web Sites

Airport Security

U.S. Government Accountability Office. (1980-). Various airport security reports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office. Retrieved May 18, 2008, from: http://www.gao.gov/airptsec.html
These reports focus on the issue of airport security.

Office of the Inspector General “The Office of Inspector General works within the Department of Transportation to promote effectiveness and head off, or stop, waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs. “

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Established in 2001, this agency is dedicated to making travel secure while ensuring freedom of movement. The web site provides travel tips, news, security information, budget information, and more.

Aviation Law and Regulations

Aviation rulemaking: Further reform is needed to address long-standing problems. (2001, July 9). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office. GAO-01–821. Retrieved May 18, 2008 from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d01821.pdf
This report reviews the FAA’s rulemaking process.

Dempsy, P., Hardaway, R., & Thoms, W. (1992). Aviation law and regulation. (2 vols). Salem, NH: Butterworth Legal Publishers.
Provides an overview of the history of aviation regulation with chapters on consumer protection, regulation of international aviation, labor relations and labor law, essential air service, safety regulation, and more. It provides references to the CFRs involved and cites various law cases.
Reference KF 2439 .D45 v.1–2

FAA Advisory Circulars. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration.
Advisory Circulars are suggestions for how to comply with the FARs and cover all aspects of the air transportation industry.
Reference TL 521 .A35

U.S. Government Accountability Office. (1996- ). Various aviation reports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office. Retrieved May 18, 2008 from: http://www.gao.gov/
The GAO publishes reports on all aspects of airline regulation and safety. The reports above are just a small sample of the primary documents you can access at this site.

Federal Aviation Regulations. (1974-). Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration.
The complete and up-to-date regulations which control all aspects of the air transportation industry.
Reference KF 2400 .A329

Lowenfield, A.F. (1972). Aviation law: Cases and materials. New York: Matthew Bender.
Provides the full-text of historical aviation laws, such as the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, the Chicago Convention, and the Warsaw Convention.
Reference KF 2400 .A7 L68 Suppl.

Spence, C.F. (Ed.). (2005). FAR/AIM 2005. Englewood, CO: Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc.
Provides basic flight information necessary for pilots to keep them up-to-date. In addition, it contains selected Federal Aviation Regulations and Advisory Circulars.
Reference TL 710 .F37 2005 Brookhaven Reference TL 710 .F37 2005

Proposed Changes to Regulation

Check these sites for discussion on changes in transportation regulation.

Federal Register. (2004, December 21). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved February 8, 2005, from http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html
The Federal Register is the office daily publication for government agencies to announce proposed rules, rules, and other official business.

eRulemaking Program Management Office. (n.d.). Regulations.gov. Washington, DC: eRulemaking Program Management Office. Retrieved May 18, 2008 from: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp
This site is searchable to find on-line information about proposed and final regulations, copies of public comments on proposed rules, proposals for new airlines, and more. Dockets are available in TIFF and PDF format.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (n.d.). Washington, DC: U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved February 8, 2005, from http://www.house.gov/transportation/
Take a look at this House committee’s site for information on aviation security, aviation investment, and more.

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation. (n.d.). Washington, DC: U.S. Senate. Retrieved February 8, 2005, from http://commerce.senate.gov/subcommittees/aviation.cfm
This link will take you to the Aviation Subcommittee webpage.

Deregulation

Airline deregulation: Changes in airfares, service quality, and barriers to entry. (1999, March 4). Washington, DC: General Accounting Office. RCED-99–92. Retrieved September 20, 2004 from: http://www.gao.gov/archive/1999/rc99092.pdf
“This report determines (1) how airfares have changed since 1990 for travel to and from 171 airports serving various U.S. communities; (2) how the quality of air service has changed since 1978 for travel to and from these airports; and (3) the extent to which barriers to entry-restrictive gate-leasing arrangements, controls on the number of allowable takeoffs and landings at some airports, and the limits on the distance of flights from some airports influence competition at affected airports.”

Entry and competition in the U.S. airline industry: Issues and opportunities. (1999, July). Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
This report follows up on an earlier one, Winds of Change, which favored deregulation and studied its immediate effects on the airline industry. This report seeks to focus on the need for “preserving and enhancing the gains made since deregulation, primarily bychanging public policy to foster more widespread and vigorous airline competition.”

Also check the library’s catalog for more books on this subject using these headings:

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International Air Transportation

International aviation developments: Global deregulation takes off. (1999, December). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 9, 2005, from http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intav/alncrpt3.pdf
This reports discusses the economics of air transportation within the transatlantic market. It focuses on the effects of multinational alliances in terms of bilaterial agreements and licensing.

Operation of Aircraft: Annex 6 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. (1998). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Civil Aviation Organization.
The individual parts cover the international operation standards required in commercial aviation, general aviation, and helicopters.
Reference K 4097 .C66 Ann 6 1998 pts. 1–3

Airworthiness of Aircraft: Annex 8 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. (1988). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Civil Aviation Organization.
Reference K 4097 .C66 Ann 8 1988

Air Traffic Services: Air Traffic Control Service, Flight Information Service, Alerting Service: Annex 11 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. (1998). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Civil Aviation Organization.
Reference K 4097 .C66 Ann 11 1998

Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation: Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. (1994). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Civil Aviation Organization.
International standards and recommended practices for aircraft accident/incident investigation.
Reference K 4097 .C66 Ann 13 1994

Aerodromes: Annex 14 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. (1995). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Civil Aviation Organization.
Airport design and operations.
Reference K 4097 .C66 Ann 14 1995 v. 1–2

Security: Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. (1997). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Civil Aviation Organization.
Reference K 4097 .C66 Ann 17 1997

The Regulation of International Commercial Aviation. Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana Publications, Inc.
Contains international air transportation treaties.
Reference K 4115 .5 .67

International Aviation Web Sites

IASL - Air & Aviation Law. (2003). canada: Institute of Air and Space Law. Retrieved February 9, 2005, from http://www.iasl.mcgill.ca/airlaw/index.htm
This site provides the text and some discussion of various treaties that effect international aviation.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Databases, links to aviation organizations, schools, travel information, press releases, library, reports.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Provides a history of the organization, news releases, contact information, and conference information. There is also a link to the ICAO library where a visitor can search their online catalog.

Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) The JAA is an association of the joint civil aviation regulatory authorities of a number of European States. This goal of this association is to who have develop and implement common safety regulatory standards and procedures that align with those of the United States. As such, this site provides Section 1 of the Joint Aviation Regulations, as well as other publications, conference proceedings, and information on initiatives in all areas of aviation.

Periodicals

For periodicals pertaining to aviation and aeronautics that the library owns, look at this catalog search.

To search for periodicals that may be available in our full-text databases, search the Journal Locator by keyword.

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Journal of Air Transport Management

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