Inventors designed flight instruments to better the navigation of pilots routes Additionally radios were starting to be used and came in hand for

Inventors designed flight instruments to better the

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from coast to coast. Inventors designed flight instruments to better the navigation of pilots’ routes. Additionally, radios were starting to be used and came in hand for emergency situations and communication between the pilot and the ground. Pilots were also able to communicate with other aircraft as well in order to prevent collisions. All these innovations led to the success of the beginning of the commercial airplane industry. Rationale Many had attempted to transport mail by air before the success of “heavier than air” flight. Some succeeded with experimental “lighter than air” aircraft. The technology just wasn’t there though and trains moved the mail faster than an aircraft. Ovington was successful in transporting mail by aircraft and the Post Office saw this and took it to Congress. Congress was interested in establishing mail routes and performed an experiment. It was successful and airmail routes were started. The older technology made it extremely difficult to navigate and most pilots lost their way. The mail put extra weight on the aircraft that the engines struggled to handle and small fuel tanks made for frequent stops. The airplanes could only travel during day as during the night they couldn’t see. All of these factors were taken in by Congress and they directly influenced the future regulation of aviation. At first congress established light ways for night time flights. Over the next decade, mail routes were established and the Kelly Act was enacted by Congress and regulated the mail routes. I have shown that I have mastered how new
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AVIATION LEGISLATION - ASCI-254 – LEARNING OUTCOMES PORTFOLIO technologies and Government interest first started commercial aviation and later brought the need for regulation.
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AVIATION LEGISLATION - ASCI-254 – LEARNING OUTCOMES PORTFOLIO Learning Outcome #3 Interpret the specific contextual elements that shaped key aviation regulatory events, such as passage of the 1938 Civil Aeronautics Act and the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. Artifact Discussion 5.7 Topic #1: The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 For over 40 years the CAB had regulated the airline industry. They were in charge of establishing routes and fares. For many it seemed as if it was a good idea to deregulate the airlines. However, some were against the deregulation of the airlines. In the end, I think we can all agree that The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 had major effects on the airline industry. I will discuss three main factors influencing the Act and will include two different exceptions. Ticket prices influenced Congress’s decision to pass the Act. “The sharply rising cost of airline tickets was of increasing concern to the public, and the lack of fare flexibility was a growing concern both to the non-scheduled and charter carriers and to the U.S. Department of Transportation.” (Barnum,1998) Before the act was passed, the CAB regulated the fares. Every flight was expensive and people mostly traveled for business. There was little competition because of this. This is why you see that flights in the 60’s looked luxurious with much room and
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  • Spring '12
  • davidlowe
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Air safety

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