Issues with Airport Organization and Reorganization

In many cases, traditional organizational structures no longer address the complex nature of airport management. This lack of congruence between policy and practice is triggering widespread reevaluation of organizational planning. To develop an optimal structure, it is useful to examine past and current practices in operational design and explore sensible, effective approaches to organizational change. This report provides airport managers with improved tools and effective practices to help manage their organizations to best meet the changing needs of the aviation industry. It examines relevant organizational design in the academic literature, along with current trends and practices in airport management. Twenty-two airport managers representing 36 airports answered an extensive questionnaire that elicited information about their unique experiences with organizational change, and five case examples were chosen for further exploration. A discussion and synthesis of the literature with real-world experience, along with a “flight plan” detailing successful strategies, aims to support airport leaders as they strive to best align personnel and thrive in today’s rapidly changing environment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309223867
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project A11-03, Topic S01-05
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2013 10:20AM