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If you are an airline industry analyst or aviation enthusiast with a keen eye on topical issues on commercial aviation and its management practice and challenges, then you have found the right place to quench your thirst for information. My intention with this blog is to serve thought-provoking analyses and commentaries on topical issues on management as it is practiced in the airline industry. I hope to especially share with you my unique “insider’s” perspective. Besides the serious and formal stuff, I will throw in some pieces with a light perspective from time to time. Be sure to check the “Aviation Themed Jokes” section for this.
Celebrating 12 Years in the Industry
On May 21st 2013, I celebrated twelve years of diligent service in the airline industry. What a journey it has been. There have been moments of joy and those of sadness. I have shed tears of triumph and those of defeat at different times in the journey. Even though there are moments in my commercial aviation management career that I would so love to erase out of memory, overall, it’s been challenging, Interesting and enjoyable.
From “Naivety” to “Authority”
My very first close encounter with a jetliner was with a Boeing 737-300 that was in a hangar for maintenance. Believe it or not, it under awed me! Its appearance on the surface did not meet my expectations. I had all along imagined that a jetliner is supposed to be sophisticated both on the outside and inside. After all, how else would they be able to fly 35,000 feet above the ground while preserving the lives of the souls on board! I guess it was a case of “naivety” and “exaggerated expectation” against “uncomplicated reality”. I guess I can blame the exaggerated expectations on the story of Theodore Honey and the Reindeer Jetliner that I so thoroughly enjoyed when I read Neville Shute‘s book “No Highway”.
Fast forward some years and here I am today; a mature industry insider and enthusiast. Long gone is the naivety and exaggerated expectation that made me dismiss a Boeing 737 jet which remains one of the most iconic images and success stories in the history of commercial aviation . Today I rate myself an authority in commercial aviation management. I hold a substantive, deep and unique insider view of the industry that I would love to share with you through this blog.
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