A dictionary of transport analysis by Kenneth Button (editor)

By Kenneth Button (editor)

This concise and obviously concentrated Dictionary, with contributions through the major 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 various administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technology elements of transportation research, defining a number of the phrases utilized in transportation, and supplying important details on many of the significant associations and applied sciences affecting this region This concise and complete Dictionary may be a useful addition to libraries and examine institutes and a priceless source for somebody with an curiosity within the research of shipping.

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According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in 2005 a little over 800 airlines were operating scheduled passenger services on domestic and/or international routings. Flight International magazine, which provides an annual listing of the world’s airlines, estimated that there were over 1400 commercial airlines in existence in 2006. This figure however excludes many airlines operating aircraft equipped with fewer than 20 seats. The most comprehensive listing is provided by JP Airline-Fleets International, which in 2007 had over 6000 entries, but this includes some non-commercial operators of aircraft.

Reforming UK airport regulation. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 35, 119–35. indd 29 23/11/10 15:43:30 30 Alternative fuels alternative fuels Petrol has been the dominant transportation fuel since the invention of the automobile, although other fuels have been tried, some – such as diesel oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or propane – with considerable success. Others have been experimented with primarily because of their lower or less harmful emissions. Other technologies to power cars abandon internal combustion altogether.

Many airports are still owned and operated publicly, but increasingly airports are being privatized. Prices charged by public airports often do not reflect demand conditions. indd 26 23/11/10 15:43:30 Airports 27 based, while at congested airports they should reflect the fact that demand is too high in relation to the capacity. The nodal function is arguably the most important function of an airport. Although aeronautical revenues may be swamped by commercial revenues at some airports, the core business is still the aviation side.

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