Evolving Constructs & Measurements of Aviation Fuel Consumption: An Analytical View

Aviation fuel is a major stakeholder in total operating cost of air transportation. Increasing competition & challenge to keep the travel expenses low to survive have created interest in fuel consumption reduction. Although interest of researchers for Reduction in Aviation Fuel Consumption (RAFC) is growing, yet no study has undertaken initiative towards a development of RAFC framework and instruments. Therefore, this article is an effort to present measurement models with different variables for estimating the RAFC through non-financial and financial measures. The study, through extensive literature review identifies and integrates various fuel consumption reduction initiatives and measures to develop key RAFC constructs conducive for further improvement in aviation fuel efficiency. The RAFC is sub classified as driving forces measurement model, implementation measurement model and performance measurement model. Factor Analysis (FA) and measurement models were used to investigate various constructs of RAFC. After sequence of tests and analysis, study provide refined measurements with acceptable psychometric properties. These measurements can also be applied to varying contexts to extend conceptualization or to test different conceptual models, advancing RAFC theory building.


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  • Accession Number: 01679143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2018 3:26PM