Key Functions of Airlines

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AIR CARRIER PLANNING & OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Objective

Airlines are no more used by the rich. Now they have become Essential for the modern day of transportation system the objective of this topic is to make the student aware of it operation and also its management. .From outside to a passenger it seems a very simple means of transport but its operation and management it an absolute professional and it requires highly professional approach. This module has been planned to learn the air carriers’ planning and its operational needs

Over view

The overview of this course is to give the future managers an inside view of Airlines management which is spread to
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Archytas, a Greek scholar, built a wooden pigeon that moved through the air. It is unknown exactly how this was done, but most believe that the Greek coected it to a steam powered arm that made it go in circles. About 300 B.C, the Chinese developed kites, which are a form of gliders, which much later in history allowed humans to fly in them.

During Greek times a great mathematician, Archimedes discovered the principle of buoyancy in about 200 BC. He discovered how and why some objects float in liquids. This fact helped in the progress of true flight. When the great libraries in Alexandria, Egypt were destroyed in 500 A.D. the discoveries of Archimedes and many others were lost for a thousand years. 2000 years later men used Archimedes' principle to help them with the hot-air-balloon. Later in 1290 A.D Roger Bacon theorized that air, like water, has something solid around it, and something built correctly could be supported by the air.
First Attempts

Early attempts to defy gravity involved the invention of ingenuous machines, such as ornithopters. These were based upon designs written in 1500 by Leonardo da Vinci. This type of flying machine utilizes the flapping of the wings in order to achieve flight. Needless, is to say that all attempts to fly using this type of machine failed. n 1680, Giovanni Borelli stated that people's muscles are too weak to flap the large surfaces needed to obtain flight.
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