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John F Kennedy International Airport

Author : Joshua Stoff
ISBN : 0738564680
Genre : History
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John F. Kennedy International Airport opened in 1948, after the realization set in that the newly built LaGuardia Airport was unable to handle the volume of air traffic for New York City. Pushed through by New York's Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, the airport was to be located 14 miles from Manhattan, in Jamaica Bay, Queens, on the site of the old Idlewild Golf Course. For its first years, Idlewild Airport, as it was originally known, consisted of a low-budget temporary terminal and a series of Quonset huts. A major new building program began in the mid-1950s, and the airport rapidly changed from a ramshackle series of buildings into a glamorous-looking city. Renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963, it has now grown to cover 5,000 acres.

Video Landing Parameter Survey John F Kennedy International Airport

Author : Thomas DeFiore
ISBN : UCBK:C101376240
Genre : Airframes
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The Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center is conducting a series of video landing parameter surveys at high-capacity commercial airports to acquire a better understanding of typical contact conditions for a wide variety of aircraft and airports as they relate to current aircraft design criteria and practices. The initial parameter landing survey was conducted at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in June 1994. Four video cameras were temporarily installed along the north apron of runway 13L. Video images of 614 transport (242 wide-body, 264 narrow-body, and 108 commuter aircraft) were captured, analyzed, and the results presented herein. Landing parameters presented include sink rate; approach speed; touchdown pitch, roll, and yaw angles and rates; off-center distance; and the distance from the runway to the threshold. Wind and weather conditions were also recorded and landing weights were available for most landings. Since this program is only concerned with the overall statistical usage information, all data were processed and are presented without regard to the airline or the flight number. Subsequent surveys have been conducted at Washington National runway 36 and at Honolulu International runway 8L, and these results will be reported in future technical reports.

Understanding Business Strategy Concepts And Cases

Author : R. Duane Ireland
ISBN : 9780324578997
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discover the knowledge and tools that today’s most successful firms use to build business and consistently outperform the competition when you open the latest edition of Ireland/Hoskisson/Hitt’s UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS STRATEGY: CONCEPTS AND CASES, Second Edition. This concise, hands-on approach by recognized leaders in business strategy clearly demonstrates how solid management strategy equals the decisive, responsive action that prosperous firms use to create sustainable competitive advantage. This edition guides you, step-by-step, through creating strong strategy, planning for success, implementing responsive action, competing effectively with strategy, analyzing the environment and firm, and improving upon results. The authors clearly connect strategy concepts to the real business world, giving you the unique opportunity to examine and learn from strategy that has worked as well as strategy that has failed within familiar companies. The latest research and insights from global business leaders, extensive examples, and practical cases help equip you with the hands-on skills and career tools for your own superior performance and strategic management success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Air Crash Investigations The Crash Of Swissair Flight 111

Author : Hans Griffioen
ISBN : 9781409283522
Genre : History
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On 2 September 1998, Swissair Flight SR 111 departed New York, on a scheduled flight to Geneva, Switzerland, with 215 passengers and 14 crew members on board. About 53 minutes after departure, the flight crew smelled an abnormal odour in the cockpit. They decided to divert to the Halifax International Airport. They were unaware that a fire was spreading above the ceiling in the front area of the aircraft. They would never make it to Halifax, 20 minutes after the first detection of smoke in the cabin the aircraft crashed in the North Atlantic near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. There were no survivors, 229 people died in the incident.

Mh370 The Secret Files At Last The Truth Behind The Greatest Aviation Mystery Of All Time

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781786060846
Genre : Transportation
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ON 8 MARCH 2014, MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 TOOK OFF FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BOUND FOR BEIJING. LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF, SOMEWHERE OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, THE PLANE SIMPLY VANISHED. ONE EYEWITNESS SAW A BURNING PLANE CRASH INTO THE SEA. But confusing radar signals tracked an aircraft taking an erratic course across the Malaysian peninsula, then on to the Andaman Sea. Did it crash there? Or did it fly on to land safely in disputed lands of Central Asia, or the top-secret CIA ‘black site’ on Diego Garcia? Data from the Rolls-Royce engines tracked by Inmarsat was said to indicate that it might have ditched in the furthest reaches of the South Indian Ocean. We know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the sea there. And the weather and currents are so bad, it may never be found. Convenient? Two years later, the Australians are still searching - at the cost of billions - and have found nothing. But was the search in such a remote place part of a cover-up to distract the world’s attention because the US Navy had, in fact, shot the plane down? A huge plane, along with 227 passengers and 12 crew, cannot simply have vanished. The Worldwide Web is a-buzz with conspiracy theories. Was the disappearance of MH370 related to the downing of MH17 over the Ukraine four months later? Some have suggested that it was the same plane... Or is the loss of MH370 more akin to the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, after deranged pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the plane into the side of a mountain in the Alps, killing all on board... Since the invention of radio, radar, satellite navigation and the internet, the world has become a smaller place. The answer must be out there. Or, perhaps, hidden within the pages of the secret files...

Designing Twa

Author : Kornel Ringli
ISBN : 3906027759
Genre : Architecture
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When it opened in 1962, the TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK airport was a sensation. Created by Eero Saarinen with a distinctly birdlike design, it was instantly seen as a striking emblem of the romance of air travel. More than half a century later, it remains a beloved icon of modern architecture. Designing TWA is the first book to tell the whole story of Saarinen's building, from its early planning through its closing in 2001 after the takeover of TWA by American Airlines. Documenting the terminal's commission, planning, building, and use, architect Kornel Ringli reveals the constant tension between the operational needs of the airline and Saarinen's visionary imaginings--revealing the TWA building as an incredible architectural achievement that nonetheless failed to meet the day-to-day demands of the business it housed. Lavishly illustrated with archival photographs, Designing TWA is an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the making of a modern masterpiece.

Airport And Aviation Security

Author : Bartholomew Elias
ISBN : 1420070304
Genre : Law
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The response of the U.S. federal government to the events of September 11, 2001 has reflected the challenge of striking a balance between implementing security measures to deter terrorist attacks while at the same time limiting disruption to air commerce. Airport and Aviation Security: U.S. Policy and Strategy in the Age of Global Terrorism is a comprehensive reference that examines the persistent threats to aviation security that led up to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, describes subsequent terror plots against aviation assets, and explores U.S. efforts to counter and mitigate these threats. Addressing the homeland security challenges facing the U.S. in the age of terrorism, this text explores: Security protocol prior to 9/11 Precursors to 9/11 The rising threat of Al Qaeda Tactical and congressional response to 9/11, including new legislation The broader context of risk assessment Intelligence gathering Airport security, including passenger, baggage, and employee screening Airline in-flight security measures Airport perimeter security The threat of shoulder-fired missiles Security for GA (general aviation) operations and airports Beginning with a historical backdrop describing the dawn of the age of global terrorism in the 1960s and continuing up until the present time, the book demonstrates the broad social and political context underlying recent changes in the aviation security system as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks. Coverage examines ongoing threats and vulnerabilities to the aviation infrastructure, including an exploration of how past terrorist incidents have come to shape U.S. policy and strategy.

Aviation Week Space Technology

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ISBN : UCSD:31822032919672
Genre : Aeronautics
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Government Reports Announcements Index

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ISBN : OSU:32435028598639
Genre : Science
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924110489378
Genre : Aeronautics, Commercial
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