Writing a book report
Kozanidis, G., Gavranis, A., &Liberopoulos, G. (2014). Heuristics for flight and maintenance planning of mission aircraft. Annals of Operations Research, 221(1), 211-238. doi:10.1007/s10479-013-1376-6
Writing a book report presented in aeronautical engineering style, the article, Heuristics for flight and maintenance planning of mission aircraft”, addresses the pertinent question of whether the flight is available and in good conditions to fly and for how shall it fly? Furthermore, it addresses the question of which among the unit’s grounded aircraft requires the maintenance activities. The authors capitalize on their wealth of experience in aeronautical engineering to describe myriads of key properties of the flight and maintenance planning (FMP) issues and how to use these properties to come up with heuristic procedures that can aid in dealing with large-scale FMP situation.
The three authors of this book; Kozanidis, Gavranis, and Liberopoulos are well versed with the process, physical distribution, as well as logistics & consultancy services particularly in the aeronautical engineering area. Writing a book report has made it to the famous Annals of operations research which is a true manifestation of the book’s rich contents. In this regard, the authors’ input will be instrumental in this project in the sense that it will aid to understand how a flight unit has a maximum availability of their flight over a certain planning horizon, taking into consideration all the flight maintenance requirements.
Cahill, J., McDonald, N., &Losa, G. (2013). Understanding and improving flight crew performance of the preflight, flight planning, and briefing task. International Journal Of Aviation Psychology, 23(1), 27-48. doi:10.1080/10508414.2013.746158
Writing a book report describes the normal preflight, briefing task and flight planning practices and their challenges that play a significant role in the success of flight unit operations. The article stresses the importance of having proper preflight, briefing task, and flight planning to enhance flight safety and customer satisfaction. Furthermore, the article also pinpoints the information technology and certain processes that are required in order to implement an improved briefing task at the flight unit’s operational level.
In the understanding that this article was featured in the International Journal of Aviation Psychology, I expect it to enrich my proposal with a wide range of issues affecting flight units. The authors have vividly relied on the research that is related to the advancement of normal flight practice along with the challenges involved while attempting to establish what is needed for the best practice in the flight briefing. The article is fundamental for my study in the sense that it helps to understand different ways of transforming the flight unit’s normal practices such as flight planning, briefing task, and flight planning to enhance unit’s operational efficiency and customer safety.
Mihetec, T., Odić, D., & Steiner, S. (2011). Evaluation of night route network on flight efficiency in Europe. International Journal for Traffic & Transport Engineering, 1(3), 132-141.
Mihetec, Odić and Steiner use their immense aeronautical engineering knowledge in the article “Evaluation of night route network on flight efficiency in Europe.” The article provides various ways of enhancing flight efficiency particularly in Europe. The authors argue that the efficiency of the unit’s flights is hinged on the trade-offs between airspace, safety, flying distance, fuel cost, fuel consumption, time cost, and time distance. The article cites the performance review commission (PRC) report of the year 2009 which emphasized on the fact that there exist a constant increase of long/medium haul flights in Europe while decreasing the short haul flight operators.
The article authors are very knowledgeable in aeronautical engineering section and their article has been featured in International Journal for Traffic & Transport Engineering. Writing a book reportwill be important to my project since it presents the flight efficiency required by the traffic demand particularly relying on the night route network and also shunning these routes completely. The article will also help to describe the kind of flight inefficiencies that hampers flight unit operations and customer retention in the competitive aircraft industry.
Writing a book report