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An in Depth Look at the Air Transportation IndustryAn in Depth Look atthe Air Transportation IndustryForDr. IchouaAirline Management InstructorEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityWorld-Wide CampusByFrank LynchBSAB 415 StudentMarch 26, 2017Lynch 1
An in Depth Look at the Air Transportation IndustryThe air transportation industry is “a global network of commercial aircraft operators, airports, air navigation service providers and the manufacturers of aircraft and their components”(Air Transportation, 2017). The largest, most well-known, sector of the air transportation industry are the larger, legacy, airlines such as Delta Airlines or United Airlines. The two largest aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and AirBus are also a large sector of the industry. However, the industry is comprised of all civil flight; both certified air carriers and general aviation. Certified air carriers, or commercial flight, is flight which is operated for compensation or hire and typically refers to the airlines, whereas, general aviation, refers to all other types of civil flight. This typically refers to private use by individuals who own their own aircraft.The average person, will interact with the commercial aviation sector during their lifetime. Not as many will interact with general aviation. This is because most people are not pilots and don’t own their own plane. Rather, the majority of people who fly, are passengers aboard a