The book addresses all major aspects to be considered for the design and operation of aircrafts within the entire transportation chain. It provides the basic information about the legal environment, which gives the basic requirements for aircraft design and its operation. Also the principles of interactions between the airport, air traffic management and the airliner are described. In addition the work flow of the aircraft manufacturer is described to understand the development chain of an aircraft. The basic principles of aircraft design are presented and linked to the operational and legal conditions. The book is written for graduate students as well as for engineers and practials, who are working in aerospace industry, at airports or in air transportation logistics.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Gollnick studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig. After his degree in 1991 he worked as a flight test engineer and project manager at the German Forces Flight Test Center before he became a project manager for aerospace test and simualtion systems and the head of department for Cockpit Systems and Simulation at Eurocopter, Munich in 1999. Since 2007 he is director of the institute "Air Transportation Systems" at the University of Hamburg-Harburg. Also he is director of the DLR-research group for Air Transportation Systems and Technology Assessment. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Schmitt earned his degeree in in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. After his promotion in 1976 he worked as an flight mechanics engineer at MBB (Hamburg) before he became the general manager of the Research and Development Department at Airbus in Toulouse. From 1996 to 2002 he was head of the institute of aviation technologies at the Technical University Munich. Until 2007 he was vice-president for "Future Projects and Technologies" at Airbus and is now retired.
Historical development of air transport.- Market Aspects; Methods for market prediction.- Legal Aspects of ATS.- Aircraft Characteristics.- Aircraft manufacturer.- Operation / Airlines.- Pricing, Ticketing.- Airport, Infrastructure.- Navigation; Air traffic.- Air Transport and Environment.- Air transport and its competitors and future.- Future Challenges.