FLEET PLANNING FOR PROFITABILITY

The most important elements of fleet planning and how they interact with each other are discussed. The central planning problem is the selection of aircraft for addition to, or modernization of the fleet. Financial considerations are important not only because of profitability and other financial objectives, but also because of the strains that fleet plans put on airline credit-worthiness. Manpower is another basic consideration of fleet planning studies. Productivity is a major consideration in manpower planning. Closely related to the above factors is the matter of ground support facilities. The inconstant nature of air transport demand is noted, as well as the star role of airports. The interdependence of these factors mentioned above and their relevance to aircraft selection studies are detailed.

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    Reinhold Publishing Company, Incorporated

    600 Summer Street
    Stamford, CT  United States  06904
  • Authors:
    • Cabral, LFR
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 113-117
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Transport World
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM