By Kenneth Button (editor)
This concise and obviously concentrated Dictionary, with contributions through the prime professionals of their fields, brings order and readability to an issue which could be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It offers a bridge among the educational disciplines concerned and illustrates the applying of transportation coverage that crosses numerous administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technological know-how features of transportation research, defining a number of the phrases utilized in transportation, and delivering important info on the various significant associations and applied sciences affecting this zone This concise and entire Dictionary can be a useful addition to libraries and examine institutes and a important source for a person with an curiosity within the research of shipping.
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (1999). Aviation and the Global Atmosphere. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, published for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. indd 22 23/11/10 15:43:30 Airlines 23 airlines An airline is a company or an organization operating aircraft on a commercial basis carrying passengers, freight and mail. Flights can be operated on a scheduled or non-scheduled, charter basis. To function as an airline it is necessary to hold an operating licence issued by the relevant regulatory authority where the airline is based.
Natural windblown dust or dust from construction and maintenance activities, such as de-icing sand and resuspension, also have to be considered. Local air quality can be gauged by measuring the amount of pollutants in the air. In most big cities there are measurement stations which continuously measure the amount of some pollutants. It is also possible to estimate air quality with dispersion models. These consider the spatial and temporal dispersion of emissions, including the formation of secondary pollutants.
There are also complementarities on the cost side: think of, for instance, joint assets such as terminal buildings. In practice, it may be difficult to disentangle the operational costs for commercial and aeronautical use. In theory, a private operator will assign the cost of joint assets to the activity that has the lowest demand sensitivity. Most likely this concerns the aeronautical activities, although there exists hardly any empirical evidence on this. A common conjecture is that airports engage in cross-subsidization: aeronautical activities are financed by commercial activities.
A dictionary of transport analysis by Kenneth Button (editor)