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Fundamentals of International Aviation (Paperback)

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International aviation is a massive and complex industry that is crucial to our global economy and way of life.

Fundamentals of International Aviation, designed for the next generation of aviation professionals, flips the traditional approach to aviation education. Instead of focusing on one career in one country, it has been designed to introduce the aviation industry on a global scale with a broad view of all the interconnected professional groups. Therefore, this is an appropriate introductory book for any aviation career (including aviation regulators, maintenance engineers, pilots, flight attendants, airline managers, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and airport managers among many others).

Each chapter of this text introduces a different cross-section of the industry, from air law to operations, security to remotely-piloted aircraft (drones). A variety of learning tools are built into each section, including case studies that describe an aviation accident related to the content of each chapter.

This book provides a foundation of aviation industry awareness that will support the next generation as they choose a career path that best aligns with their interests and ambitions. It also offers current professionals an enriched understanding of the practices and challenges between the many interconnected professional groups that make up the rich fabric of international aviation.

Online slides and a test bank are available as an eResource for this book, which can be found at

About the Author

Dr. Suzanne Kearns is an Associate Professor within the aviation program at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She is a former aeroplane and helicopter pilot, the author of three other books, has developed and delivered 'Introduction to Aviation' courses to hundreds of students over the past 15 years.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138708976
ISBN-10: 1138708976
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 21st, 2018
Pages: 372
Language: English