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  • Continental Airlines
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    1. Continental Airlines, like other companies in the airline industry, is a volatile organization. However, Continental has many strengths that have allowed it to prevail through tough times and avoid complete ruin. The CEO of Continental Airlines played an important role in reviving the company. His "Go Forward Plan" vocalized the strategy of the company and focused on every aspect of the organization. Continental has a well-defined target market, providing services to upper-class and business ...
  • Managers Of Ling Temco Vought
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    Saddling High Levels of Debt During the 1970's, the managers of Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc. (LTV) -manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft related electronics, borrowed heavily to exploit the advantage of financing operations with debt. At first the airlines were making profits; their operating income a lot higher than interest expenses. Unfortunately as the business cycle turned, the company was unable to continue making profits, reporting losses. Their expenses were a lot higher than their interest...
  • Pilot With United Airlines
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    Does Bigger Really Mean Better When looking at the aviation industry desire to merge into one mecca airline, a good example is with United Airlines and US Airways, many consumers forget about those who are actually working for those airlines Consumers beware - further consolidation could lead to higher prices and poorer service (Marks). Sure bringing together two ideas to make the route system of one particular airline vaster, but the effects on the employees can be very stressful and sometime t...
  • Delta Air Lines Inc
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    While sitting in Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, one cannot help but to notice and feel an overwhelming dominant presence of one particular airline. Delta as we know it today, traces its roots way back to 1924. Huff Dal and Dusters was founded as the world's first aerial crop dusting organization. In 1928 the company became Delta Air Service, and the following year Delta carried its first passengers over a route stretching from Dallas, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi with stops in Shre...
  • Section 1 Company Profile British Airways Plc
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    Global Economic There is increasing confidence that the world economy is enjoying a classic cyclical recovery. Global economy is on a recovery path aided largely by the quick end to the Iraqi war, which generated positive outlook among markets and built up business and consumer confidence. GDP growth rate was 0.2% in the first quarter of 2003 in UK, growth rate for the second and third quarter went up to 0.6%, pointing to a growth rate of 2.0% end 2003. Unemployment rate has been decreasing to a...
  • Job Market For The Aviation Industry
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    THE AVIATION INDUSTRY The Aviation Industry and the Future Abstract This paper looks at the Aviation industry. A description of how the aviation industry includes manufacturing, airport operation, maintenance, and pilots. It looks at how the aviation industry has a positive influence on other business such as sightseeing / tour, hotels, and restaurants. Finally the paper looks at how the industry is doing now and the projections for the future. The aviation industry is alive and well. The aviati...
  • Leadership In Aviation Robert L Crandall
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    Leadership in Aviation Robert L. Crandall American Airlines was under Robert Crandall's leadership from 1980, when he was named president and later chairman, until he retired in 1998. He possesses characteristics like intelligence, character, ability, and desire, all of which is needed to get things accomplished through people. American Airlines was transformed from a small, domestic carrier to one of the world's leading airlines with the largest jet fleet worldwide. American led the airline ind...
  • Law The Airline Deregulation Act
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    On October 24, 1978, President Carter signed into law the Airline Deregulation Act. The purpose of the law was to effectively get the federal government out of the airline business. By allowing the airlines to compete for their customers' travel dollars, was the thinking, that fares would drop and an increased number of routes would spring up. Expected Results The results of airline deregulation speak for themselves. Since the government got out of the airline business, not only has there been a...
  • Major Leaders In The Television Network Industry
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    I agree with this statement. When it comes to trying to break into an industry and have a competitive advantage over the rest, the strategy we have to use has to be distinctive. This means we have to come up with a different approach to capture our customers to make them want to use our product rather than product's from the industry's leaders. The best competitive position is always to have no competition. To achieve that level, organizations should not be following what the leaders are doing i...
  • 1 By Low Cost Airlines
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    Strategic Discussion on U. S Airline Industry Discussion Question 1: Use the model of the general environment (Chapter 2, Table 2.1) to evaluate the opportunities and threats facing the U.S. airline industry and Southwest Airlines in particular. What are the key opportunities and threats? The health of the overall U. S airline industry is still tenuous in-spite of the passenger traffic volumes returning to pre-9/11 levels. A survey estimated that from 2001 through 2003, the US airline industry r...
  • Key To An Airline Merger
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    This paper evaluates the key financial challenges facing organizations in Risk Management, Managing International Acquisitions, and Managing Working Capital simulations. Secondly, an evaluation of Southwest Airlines (SWA) management of working capital and the optimal financial strategies employed is presented. Also evaluated are the potential improvements in financial performance along with long-term and short-term strategies. Lastly, considered in this paper is whether a merger or acquisition w...
  • Virgin Atlantic's New Upper Class Suite
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    Virgin AtlanticMarketThe airline industry was affected more than most by the tragic events of September 11th 2001. There was an immediate and significant reduction in passenger demand, particularly across the North Atlantic, and a number of airlines became bankrupt. 9/11 was quickly followed by further challenges of SARS and the effects of the Gulf War. The industry is slowly rebuilding passenger confidence and recent traffic figures show signs of a recovery from 9/11. However, it is clear that ...
  • Stop Traffic From Other Hubs And Airlines
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    Since the 1940's, the rate of airline accidents in the United States has been declining. Following the introduction of jet aircraft in the late 1950's, such as the Boeing 707, this long-term decline in the accident rate accelerated. By the late 1980's, only a small number of airline accidents occurred each year, and as a result, the rate of decline has slowed in recent years. In addition, the overall accident rate for commuter carriers has declined by 90% over the last two decades, largely due t...
  • Deregulation Of The Airline Industry
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    Industrial consolidation through mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies further facilitated single-carrier concentration in hub cores. The acquisition of Republic by Northwest in 1986 increased concentration levels in Minneapolis / St. Paul and Detroit, while the TWA-Ozark merger in 1986 did the same for St. Louis. Similarly, Eastern's bankruptcy and subsequent dissolution increased Delta's market share in Atlanta from 58 percent to 83 percent. By regulating the airline industry, the CAB was ab...
  • Deregulation Airlines
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    Give credit where credit is due. Twenty years ago, the Carter Administration and Congress, behind the ceaseless efforts of Alfred E. Kahn, former chairman of the now defunct CAB (Civil Aeronautics Board), deregulated the airlines, a move that has saved consumers billions of dollars. Drinking large dipper fulls from the Conservative / Libertarian intellectual well, the Carter Administration acted on the assumption that a freer market would be better able to meet consumer demands, than a governmen...
  • Delta Airlines
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    Delta Airlines Who would have thought that a major airline of today could contribute it's success to Boll Weevil insects that decimated the cotton fields of the south. Some say there would not have been a Delta Airlines at all if it were not for the Boll Weevil infestation of the early 1920's. Even the name came from the Mississippi Delta where the Boll Weevil's plagued many cotton fields. According to the book Delta Airlines by Jones, C.E. Woolman was the assistant district agent working for th...
  • Summary The Strategic Position Of Sia
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    Industry Analysis o Five Forces Model. o Potential entrants have significant barriers including a requirement of large capital, access to routes and terminals and cost of meeting regulations. o Low threat of substitutes for business customers from technologies such as video conferencing or networking. o High threat of substitutes for recreational and discretionary customers including alternative locations, pursuits and industries. o Power of customers significant as customers can change the airl...
  • Star Alliance Customer Strategy
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    INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Macro Environment a. Economy at Large b. Legislation and Regulation c. External Shocks d. Technology 3. Immediate Competitive Environment (Five Forces Model) a. Rivalry Among Competitors b. Substitutes c. Barriers to Potential New Entrants d. Buyers e. Suppliers 4. Strategy Recommendations a. Low-Cost / Low-Price Strategy b. Alliance Expansion Strategy c. Balance ScoreCard Strategy - "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it" d. Selected Strategy 5. Implementation 6....
  • 9 11 The Airline Industry
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    Porter's Five Forces Model When relating the airline industry, or more specifically Northwest Airlines, to Porter's Five Forces Model there are five forces to be examined, hence the name. First off it is good to look at the risk of entry by potential competitors. With respect to this force there is a high barrier to entry due to the high cost of capital. To be a competitor in the airline industry you must first have and airplane. Airplanes are large investments that require high mechanical maint...
  • Members Of Airline Alliances
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    Situation: Throughout the time one of the most regulated industries has been the airline industry. The creation of the European Union (EU) had allowed for the airlines from those countries to fly among each other's with fewer regulations. This deregulation has propelled a wave of changes for the carriers based on these countries. One of these changes is the proliferation of strategic alliances as the globalization of this market increases. These alliances are created with the purpose of lowering...

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