Aviation Oversight Essays

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Without the federal government’s direct oversight of development in aviation, much of the technology and advancements we utilize today would not be available. Previous to the Deregulation Act of 1978, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) monitored and controlled nearly every aspect of the industry. It wasn’t until after the act was released, did the aviation industry begin seeing its true potential in transportation. By the early 1900’s, with the aviation industry just beginning, many enthusiasts experimented with the new concept of flight and quickly began improving the basic concepts of aviation. What was initially intended for hobbyists quickly became a staple for the U.S. Government in support of World War I and later the Post…show more content…
Many felt the CAB was too involved in operations, by micromanaging commercial fares, routes and schedules (Siddiqi, n.a.). In 1978, Congress signed the long awaited Airline Deregulation Act. The act’s primary purpose was to remove the government’s ability to make direct decisions on airline management, however, the FAA still reserves the authority of approving or disapproving decisions that influence aviation certification and safety. Presumably the most measurable benefit of the deregulation is the airlines independence to internally manage daily operations and increase the competition of passenger travel. With the CAB no longer in direct control of setting fares or schedules, airlines are finally able to make cost effective decisions based on individual business models. Since the deregulation, airline companies experience better efficiency, have reduced customer costs and increased profits. While some airlines continue direct destinations, most other airlines have transitioned to the hub-and-spoke system. This concept is based on the
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