Ethical Issues in Aviation

Ethical Issues in Aviation

Ethical Issues in Aviation focuses on current concerns and trends, to reflect the changes that have occurred in this deregulated era. The book provides the reader with an overview of the major themes in civil aviation ethics.

Author: Elizabeth Hoppe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317141525

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

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Applied ethics has been gaining wide attention in a variety of curriculums, and there is growing awareness of the need for ethical training in general. Well-publicized ethical problems such as the Challenger disaster, the Ford Pinto case and the collapse of corporations such as Enron have highlighted the need to rethink the role of ethics in the workplace. The concept of applied ethics originated in medicine with a groundbreaking book published in 1979. Business ethics books began to appear in the 1980s, with engineering ethics following in the 1990s. This volume now opens up a new area of applied ethics, comprehensively addressing the ethical issues confronting the civil aviation industry. Aviation is unique in two major ways: firstly it has a long history of government regulations, and secondly its primary focus is the safety of its passengers and crew. For decades commercial aviation was viewed in the same manner as public utilities, and thus it was highly regulated by the government. Since the Deregulation Act of 1978, aviation has been viewed as any other business while other experts continue to believe that the sudden switch to deregulation has caused problems, especially since many airlines were unprepared for the change. Ethical Issues in Aviation focuses on current concerns and trends, to reflect the changes that have occurred in this deregulated era. The book provides the reader with an overview of the major themes in civil aviation ethics. It begins with theoretical frameworks, followed by sections on the business side of aviation, employee responsibility, diversity in aviation, ground issues regarding airports, air traffic control and security, as well as health and the environment. The contributors to the volume include both academics doing research in the field as well as professionals who provide accounts of the ethical situations that arise in the workplace.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Ethical Issues in Aviation

Ethical Issues in Aviation

Although there is a chain of command (namely, Captain, First Officer, First Flight
Attendant, etc.), flight attendants are basically responsible for themselves. The
way they conduct themselves, their level of integrity and personal ethics are
highly ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Hoppe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429791994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The aviation industry is unique in two major ways: firstly, it has a long history of government involvement dating back to the early days of aviation; and secondly, its primary concern is the safety of its passengers and crew. These features highlight the importance of ethical decision-making at all levels of the industry. However, well-publicized problems such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 highlight the need for ethics to take a more prominent role in the field. Ethical Issues in Aviation focuses on both past and current topics in aviation, providing the reader with an overview of the major themes in aviation ethics that cover a broad range of subjects. Contributors include academics who do research in the field as well as professionals who provide first-hand accounts of the ethical situations that arise in the aviation industry. This second edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to bring it up to date, and features several new chapters that cover recent events and topics. This book enhances student learning by providing faculty, students, and those interested in aviation with discussion of the most pressing ethical issues that continue to impact the industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Safety Ethics

Safety Ethics

However, this book provides guidance in the moral or ethical aspects of decision-making that perpetuate many of the latent failures in safety-critical systems.

Author: Manoj S. Patankar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000083002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 554

Much of the previous literature in the field of safety focuses on either the technical equipment issues or the human performance factors that contribute to the active failures in safety-critical systems. However, this book provides guidance in the moral or ethical aspects of decision-making that perpetuate many of the latent failures in safety-critical systems. The book provides a concise introduction to the ethical foundations and follows up with case studies from aviation, healthcare, and environmental and occupational health.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Climate Change and Aviation

Climate Change and Aviation

The rapid growth in emissions from the aviation industry presents a number of
challenges if we are to avoid climate change ... requirementsasaresult
ofcorporate social responsibility policy,efforts to improve brandimage or
individual ethical ...

Author: Stefan Gossling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136569661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 286

'This is a timely, challenging and fascinating book on a topic of central importance to the success or otherwise of our climate change policies. It sets down a clear marker for what has to be done in the aviation sector.' Professor John Whitelegg, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK 'Climate Change and Aviation presents a clear picture of the transport sector's greatest challenge: how to reconcile aviation's immense popularity with its considerable environmental damage and its dependence on liquid hydrocarbon energy sources. This book avoids wishful thinking and takes the much harder, but more productive, path of considering difficult solutions that clash with short-term and short-sighted expectations about the unlimited growth potential for flying.' Professor Anthony Perl, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University, Canada 'A convincing and timely collection that brings together an impressive range of expertise. The book integrates various perspectives into a powerful core argument - we must do something, and quickly, to tackle the impact of aviation on our environment. The authors recognise the political difficulties associated with promoting change but present constructive options for policy makers. Required reading, especially for transport ministers set on promoting the growth of air travel.' Professor Jon Shaw, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transport, University of Plymouth, UK Trends such as the massive growth in availability of air travel and air freight are among those which have led to aviation becoming one of the fastest growing emitters of greenhouse gases. These trends have also caused a shift in expectations of how we do business, where we go on holiday, and what food and goods we can buy. For these reasons aviation is (and is set to stay) high up on global political, organizational and media agendas. This textbook is the first to attempt a comprehensive review of the topic, bringing together an international team of leading scientists. Starting with the science of the environmental issues, it moves on to cover drivers and trends of growth, socio-economics and politics, as well as mitigation options, the result being a broad yet detailed examination of the field. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in transport, tourism, the environment, geography and beyond, while also being a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers seeking a clear understanding of this complex yet urgently pressing issue.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethical issues regarding the charging of overweight people on airplanes The pay by weight policy

Ethical issues regarding the charging of overweight people on airplanes  The  pay by weight  policy

The idea of charging passengers based on their weight emerged after
economists in the aviation industry discovered a significant increase in fuel cost
that was attributable to flying obese people. In a nutshell, the issue of introducing
 ...

Author: Patrick Kimuyu

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668615793

Category: Medical

Page: 9

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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Medicine - Public Health, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Debates over ethical issues do not seem to end anytime soon. Over the past half century, ethical issues have been emerging in the global society, especially the industrialized world. For instance, the debate over the decriminalization of abortion and euthanasia has lingered around for quite too long without a consensus decision. On the other hand, the issue of gay marriages that emerge in 1970s remained surrounded by immense controversy until a few months ago when the US Supreme Court brought the issue to rest through upholding gay rights. Surprisingly, the termination of gay marriages debate did not seem to change the course of ethical phenomena among the global society. Recently, a new ethical issue emerged: the pay-as-you-weigh policy. This policy requires obese people to pay extra charge in the airlines. In retrospect, obesity is considered as an ethical issue and it has emerged to be a controversial subject. It is an ethical issue because it causes adverse consequences to obese individuals, as well as, the society. However, these factors do not seem to be part of the justification for the introduction of pay-as-you-weigh pricing in the aviation industry. Instead, the core argument by airline administrators and economists is that flying obese people increases fuel costs; thus, the so-called "fat-taxes" will address the issue of financial costs. Contrary to this perspective held within the aviation industry, environmentalists view obesity as an issue that has environmental cost. The increased fuel consumption by airplanes is believed to exacerbate climate change, primarily global warming due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. From these perspectives, it is apparent that obesity is a controversial issue. Therefore, this research will provide a comprehensive overview of the ethical issue of charging overweight people on airlines.
Categories: Medical

The Ethics of Tourism

The Ethics of Tourism

Discuss issues of responsibility and harm in relation to tourists, aviation and
climate change. Use the 'Prisoner's Dilemma' and 'Tragedy of the Commons' to
help explain the ethical problems of flying in relation to climate change. Describe
the ...

Author: Brent Lovelock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136991233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 440

There are increasingly strident calls from many sectors of society for the tourism industry, the world’s largest industry, to adopt a more ethical approach to the way it does business. In particular there has been an emphasis placed on the need for a more ethical approach to the way the tourism industry interacts with consumers, the environment, with indigenous peoples, those in poverty, and those in destinations suffering human rights abuses. This book introduces students to the important topic of tourism ethics and illustrates how ethical principles and theory can be applied to address contemporary tourism industry issues. A critical role of the book is to highlight the ethical challenges in the tourism industry and to situate tourism ethics within wider contemporary discussions of ethics in general. Integrating theory and practice the book analyses a broad range of topical and relevant tourism ethical issues from the urgent ‘big-picture’ problems facing the industry as a whole (e.g. air travel and global warming) to more micro-scale everyday issues that may face individual tourism operators, or indeed, individual tourists. The book applies relevant ethical frameworks to each issue, addressing a range of ethical approaches to provide the reader with a firm grounding of applied ethics, from first principles. International case studies with reflective questions at the end are integrated throughout to provide readers with valuable insight into real world ethical dilemmas, encouraging critical analysis of tourism ethical issues as well as ethically determined decisions. Discussion questions and annotated further reading are included to aid further understanding. The Ethics of Tourism: Critical and Applied Perspectives is essential reading for all Tourism students globally.
Categories: Business & Economics

General Aviation Security

General Aviation Security

ETHICAL ISSUES In order to conduct the research on the general aviation
airports that are operated independent of each other, no permission was required
from any aggregate body. The research followed the highest ethical guidelines in
 ...

Author: Ph.D, Daniel J. Benny

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466578890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 352

After 9/11, the initial focus from the U.S. government, media, and the public was on security at commercial airports and aboard commercial airlines. Soon, investigation revealed the hijackers had trained at flight schools operating out of general aviation airports, leading to a huge outcry by the media and within the government to mandate security
Categories: Business & Economics

The DC 10 Case

The DC 10 Case

Designed as a textbook for courses in ethics, this book provides the material needed to understand the accidents in which more that 700 people were killed -- accidents that many believe were the result of unethical actions and inactions by ...

Author: John H. Fielder

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791410870

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 275

Designed as a textbook for courses in ethics, this book provides the material needed to understand the accidents in which more that 700 people were killed -- accidents that many believe were the result of unethical actions and inactions by individuals, organizations, and government agencies. An introduction to ethical analysis and discussions of the ethical responsibilities involved are also provided. The case study offers material for a sustained inquiry into every level of ethical responsibility reflecting the rich ethical complexity of actual events. The DC-10 Case presents these issues through a collection of original and published articles, excerpts from official accident reports, congressional hearings, and other writing on the DC-10. The authors allow the readers to examine the ethical issues of airline safety as they actually occur, taking account of the circumstances in which they arise.
Categories: Social Science

Litigation in Aviation

Litigation in Aviation

... Ethical Considerations in Aviation Litigation For the Plaintiff James J .
McCarthy Magaña , Cathcart , McCarthy & Pierry ... President ICALM Group 3 : 30
Afternoon Break Insurance Issues in Aviation Litigation Assignment of Causes of
Action ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044605116

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics, Commercial

ASTNA Patient Transport E Book

ASTNA Patient Transport   E Book

The flight nurse uses available resources to help formulate ethical decisions. The
flight nurse uses available mechanisms to identify and resolve ethical issues
related to client care. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Standard VI. Collaboration The flight nurse ...

Author: ASTNA

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323066136

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 786

Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.
Categories: Medical

Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era

Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era

And consequently these individuals fight their cases in Ombudsmen office or in
the High Court and often such unsuitable ... These vital ethical issues in Aviation
medicine / psychiatry need urgent attention by the PM & DC besides the medical
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Royal Publishing Company

ISBN: CHI:44343317

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 289

View: 394

Categories: Medical ethics

Aviation Education in Wisconsin Schools

Aviation Education in Wisconsin Schools

For example , aviation seems certain to affect city planning , location of industries
, and future developments in surface ... They must learn about the unusual
political , social , and ethical issues - local , national , and international — which ...

Author: Wisconsin Committee on Aviation Education

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89060473147

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 41

View: 249

Categories: Aeronautics

Megatrends and Air Transport

Megatrends and Air Transport

This book discusses megatrends and subsequently applies them to the air transport industry from a legal, ethical and economic perspective.

Author: Ruwantissa Abeyratne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319611242

Category: Law

Page: 253

View: 479

This book discusses megatrends and subsequently applies them to the air transport industry from a legal, ethical and economic perspective. Starting with a detailed discussion on what these megatrends are, the book provides an essential overview of megatrends and air transport, including analytical discussions on how megatrends could affect basic issues such as nationalism and sovereignty, market access in air transport, and commercial space transport. It also delves into the rights of the airline passenger as affected by megatrends. Further, the book analyses a broad range of topics, including: the digital transformation of air transport; technology and air transport; robotic pilots and their legal ramifications; the human-robot interface and the law with focus on the pilot; cognitive computing; and issues of empowerment and connectivity. It discusses in detail United Nations initiatives and initiatives of the International Civil Aviation Organization, considering aspects such as: the new world order; e-trends and air transport; apps that make air travel easier; and apps designed to help the aviation authorities. Further topics include artificial intelligence and air transport and related technical, ethical and economic issues, as well as a legal inquiry into manufacturer’s defects; design defects; and liability for failure to warn of defects. Questions are posed and answers provided on the effects of artificial intelligence and legal issues stemming from its use in air transport. Two major discussions follow on millennials and air transport, and on the Internet of everything as related to air transport. The conclusion ties in megatrends with air transport and offers the industry a way forward for adapting to these trends.
Categories: Law

Business Ethics and Values

Business Ethics and Values

Merely flying to broaden our minds may show a lack of awareness of
sustainability issues . Aviation ... The charges of McDonaldisation and Logo -
isation define the ethical questions surrounding the cultural and social aspects of
globalisation .

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273716166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 186

Blending academic theory with real-world cases, the third edition of this book provides a self-contained course in business ethics. The book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students with or without practical experience in the business world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Science Technology and Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science  Technology  and Ethics

The International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO ) represents 188
independent civil aviation authorities , but the FAA is the largest intellectual and
financial ICAO contributor . ... Excellent introduction to ethical issues in
engineering .

Author: Carl Mitcham

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: UOM:49015003043248

Category: Science

Page: 2378

View: 916

This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.
Categories: Science

Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Deliberate G - Induced Loss of Consciousness
Experiments JOSEPH G . EURETIG , B . S . , J . D . Panel Summary ... Aerospace
Medical Association , Washington , DC Panel on Deliberate G - LOC EURETIG
JG .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558002517957

Category: Aviation medicine

Page:

View: 116

Categories: Aviation medicine

Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

Business ethics is a form of the art of applied ethics that examines ethical rules and principles within a commercial context, the various moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting, and any special duties or obligations ...

Author: Mary W. Vilcox

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600217737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 610

Business ethics is a form of the art of applied ethics that examines ethical rules and principles within a commercial context, the various moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting, and any special duties or obligations that apply to persons who are engaged in commerce. Business ethics can be both a normative and a descriptive discipline. As a corporate practice and a career specialisation, the field is primarily normative. In academia descriptive approaches are also taken. The range and quantity of business ethical issues reflects the degree to which business is perceived to be at odds with non-economic social values. Historically, interest in business ethics accelerated dramatically during the 1980s and 1990s, both within major corporations and within academia. For example, today most major corporate websites lay emphasis on commitment to promoting non-economic social values under a variety of headings (e.g. ethics codes, social responsibility charters). In some cases, corporations have redefined their core values in the light of business ethical considerations. Catching business ethics in action, however, remains a seldom-spotted nugget for in reality it depends on the characters of the characters.
Categories: Business & Economics

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

Readers  Guide to Periodical Literature

See issues of Aviation Week & Space Technology Rocky Mountain high - tech (
Colorado ) E. Truitt . il Space World X ... of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Ethical aspects Industry grapples with challenges posed by contract compliance .

Author: Anna Lorraine Guthrie

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3615953

Category: Periodicals

Page:

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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.
Categories: Periodicals

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

They claimed civilian designers sacrificed ease of production and maintenance
for superior flight performance. ... and ethical questions more complex, many of
the organizational issues of modern, multi-billion-dollar aerospace R&D are not ...

Author: P. Galison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401143790

Category: Science

Page: 383

View: 637

All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.
Categories: Science

Ethical Issues Associated with Scientific and Technological Research for the Military

Ethical Issues Associated with Scientific and Technological Research for the Military

and military aircraft , which fly at high speeds , can be severely damaged . The Air
Force typically loses a few aircraft each year to birdstrikes ( in 1987 , a B - 1B
crashed after colliding with a pelican ) . When the bird strikes the transparent ...

Author: Carl Mitcham

Publisher:

ISBN: 0897665600

Category: Military research

Page: 277

View: 156

Categories: Military research