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4 Factors That Influence Aviation

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Aviation is a tremendous feat once thought impossible, and yet it is now a cornerstone of modern life; flight serves private citizens in travelling the world and businesses in transporting cargo throughout the nation and internationally. However, there are a number of factors that influence aviation, and they must all be managed effectively in order to ensure smooth operation of a given airline. Here are some of the most prominent factors at play in the aviation industry.

Airplanes and other aircraft are complex machines and, just like any complex machine, have a number of moving parts, contributing accelerated degradation over time. This is a common problem with vehicles in particular, because vehicles transport not only cargo, but also people. Therefore, airplane maintenance is a crucial part of avoiding loss of life and valuable goods. It is legally required for any aircraft to be inspected annually in order to assess damages, but the toll operation takes on aircraft can necessitate more frequent action. This is even more important than with other vehicles due to the complexity of operation and the number of variables that can affect aircraft during flight, so make sure to stay on top of maintaining your aircraft.

CORSIA Compliance
The CORSIA agreement is one of many initiatives aimed at curbing the effects of climate change and specifically pertains to the aviation industry. The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation affects states that have signed off on the initiative, and it will potentially overhaul international aviation. Initially, CORSIA is recommended but not enforced, but it will become mandatory in 2027. However, the agreement currently requires airlines to report carbon emission levels for statistical purposes. Testing, recording, and reporting your airline’s emissions levels is an important part of the inspection process as of 2019 as a result. While other aspects of the agreement are not yet mandatory, participation is encouraged for the overall improvement of the aviation industry.

Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers are a fundamental part of the aviation ecosystem for a number of reasons, primarily that of safety. Airplanes in particular provide little in the way of flexibility when airborne as a result of their dependence of aerodynamics in order to stay aloft; this means that, unlike a helicopter, an airplane can’t stop or slow down too much while in flight. Airplanes also provide a low, potentially hazardous amount of visibility for the pilots.

Because of these factors, air traffic controllers are employed to monitor the positions of multiple aircraft relative to each other and to the relevant airport in order to tell pilots what they lack the ability to know themselves and keep mid air collisions from taking place. By necessity. these air traffic controllers are tied to a specific airport, rather than an airline, so the process of safely landing or taking off involves communication with a third party at least 50% of the time, potentially a much higher percentage thanks to connecting flights.

Connecting Flights
Connecting flights are a crucial part of the way airlines operate for multiple reasons. A connecting flight is a flight in which the flight path is not a straight line but rather accounts for a stop along the way. These often are overall longer flights that become a series of shorter flights, and this serves two vital functions. First and foremost, this provides aircraft with the ability to refuel in a particularly long trip. Since there is no feasible way to refuel a plane on the go, these stops are necessary.

However, connecting flights also create a more efficient airline, because it enables distance destinations to detract fewer resources by offering multiple destinations along the way. Non stop flights to distant locations is impractical not only because of the concerns regarding fuel, but also because it would essentially waste time not to the same slights to passengers with closer destinations that are more or less on the way.

The operation of an airline is a balancing act that requires attentive and responsible leadership. However, despite this, careful management of airlines has resulted in flight being a safer method of transportation than cars. With this guide, you’re prepared to make your airline safe and efficient.

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Updated 06-16-2020 at 08:39 AM by Nels_Anderson