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

View: 974

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

ETHICAL. ISSUES. IN. AVIATION. 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 ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Hoppe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429791994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 465

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: 165

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: 407

'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

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: 728

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

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

It is imperative that the airline industry is entangled in the globalization paradox (
Thomas, 2011). ... In a nutshell, the issue of introducing 'pay-by-weight' system in
the aviation industry has been sparked by the arguments of just three experts: ...

Author: Patrick Kimuyu

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668615793

Category: Medical

Page: 9

View: 958

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

Ernsting s Aviation Medicine 4E

Ernsting s Aviation Medicine  4E

In this specialist circumstance, advice must be subject to the additional
considerations of the flight environment. There are occasions when it may ...
Some problems arise due to cultural differences that raise ethical issues. In some
countries, for ...

Author: David Gradwell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781444113365

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 219

Ernsting's Aviation Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the stresses faced by both civil and military aircrew on a daily basis. The fourth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on aeromedical evacuation, commercial passenger fitness to fly, transport aircraft and passenger safety cosmic radiation, and naval air operations. It remains the recommended textbook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as a standard in the field, and for similar overseas qualifications. This is an essential text for all civil or military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.
Categories: Medical

Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

9 1 Workload management [ | 9 0 i Outsourcing of ground services Decision-
making pressures [ _J 8 4 Management relationship with unions | -j 8 4 Flight
safety plan funding [ [ 8 3 i Airline's financial condition Merger or organizational
change ...

Author: Mary W. Vilcox

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600217737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 861

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

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:

View: 244

Categories: Aeronautics, Commercial

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: 813

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

Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era

Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era

These vital ethical issues in Aviation medicine / psychiatry need urgent attention
by the PM & DC besides the medical community at large . BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. “
Medical Ethics Today It's Practice and Philosophy " . Publication from BMA Ethics
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Royal Publishing Company

ISBN: CHI:44343317

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 289

View: 485

Categories: Medical ethics

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: 901

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

Aviation Safety A Balanced Industry Approach

Aviation Safety  A Balanced Industry Approach

This book is designed to enhance the pedagogy of aviation safety by presenting topics and information that are derived from and directly applicable to various aspects of the aviation industry.

Author: Michael Ferguson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133709619

Category: Transportation

Page: 432

View: 522

AVIATION SAFETY: A BALANCED INDUSTRY APPROACH, first edition provides an innovative approach to the presentation of contemporary aviation safety detailing a number of pertinent subject matter areas. This book is designed to enhance the pedagogy of aviation safety by presenting topics and information that are derived from and directly applicable to various aspects of the aviation industry. Featuring issues on contemporary aviation safety, flight safety programs, regulatory organizations, ground operations safety, gap analysis, ethics, and safety management systems, the book provides a theoretical background to safety issues, all while making a significant connection to how the information can be directly applied to the aviation industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Transportation

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 ... learn about the unusual political, social,
and ethical issues—local, national, and international—which aviation has raised.

Author: Wisconsin Committee on Aviation Education

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89060473147

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 41

View: 102

Categories: Aeronautics

Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation

Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation

This book brings together the most recent human factors work in the aviation
domain, including empirical research, human ... The issues facing engineers,
scientists, and other practitioners of human factors are becoming more
challenging and more critical. ... Function Allocation V: The Next Generation Air
Transportation System (NextGen) VI: Modeling VII: Safety and Ethics VIII:
Cognition and Workload ...

Author: Steven J. Landry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439871171

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 658

View: 562

Since the very earliest years of aviation, it was clear that human factors were critical to the success and safety of the system. As aviation has matured, the system has become extremely complex. Bringing together the most recent human factors work in the aviation domain, Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation covers the design of aircrafts for the comfort and well being of the passenger. The book discusses strategies and guidelines for maximizing comfort, the design of aircrafts including cockpit design, and the training and work schedules for flight attendants and pilots. It is becoming increasingly important to view problems not as isolated issues that can be extracted from the system environment, but as embedded issues that can only be understood as a part of an overall system. In keeping with a system that is vast in its scope and reach, the chapters in this book cover a wide range of topics, including: Interface and operations issues from the perspectives of pilots and air traffic controllers, respectively. Specific human performance issues, studied from within the context of the air transportation system Issues related to automation and the delineation of function between automation and human within the current and future system The U.S. air traffic modernization effort, called NextGen Diverse modeling perspectives and methods Safety and ethics as driving factors for change Cognition and work overload Empirical research and evaluation of the air transportation domain As air traffic modernization efforts begin to vastly increase the capacity of the system, the issues facing engineers, scientists, and other practitioners of human factors are becoming more challenging and more critical. Reflecting road themes and trends in this field, the book documents the latest research in this area.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

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: 871

Categories: Military research

Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

If deception is acknowledged as undesirable , yet the placebo effect may be
valuable , the remaining issue is : can the ... The ability to be honest with the
patient while achieving the placebo effect can reconcile the legal and ethical
issues ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558000531109

Category: Aviation medicine

Page:

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Categories: Aviation medicine

Business Ethics and Values

Business Ethics and Values

Merely flying to broaden our minds may show a lack of awareness of
sustainability issues . Aviation fuel is untaxed , which makes flying cheaper than if
it were taxed as are other forms of transport . Therefore as the demand for air
travel ...

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273716166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 867

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

Essentials of Law Ethics and Professional Issues in CAM E Book

Essentials of Law  Ethics  and Professional Issues in CAM   E Book

For example, in Meering v Grahame-White Aviation Co.,25 the plaintiff went to his
employer's office to answer questions about suspected thefts in the workplace.
He remained in the office for quite a while and was unaware that there were ...

Author: Julie Zetler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729579704

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 169

A pioneering local textbook covering curriculum requirements for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. Legal, ethical, and professional practice issues are essential curriculum components of all Complementary and Alternative Medicine courses. Statutory bodies, professional associations, educational institutions and accreditation authorities require the incorporation of such content into CAM study. This has created the need for a definitive guide written specifically for Australian students according to CAM curriculum requirements. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is the only local textbook which deals comprehensively with legal, ethical and professional practice issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. This timely medical text takes a multidisciplinary approach, and is written by authors who are both academics and practitioners, with contributing authors for individual CAM modalities. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is ideal for students, trainees and even practitioners in various modalities, including naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic and western herbal medicine. presents a combined solution for professional practice courses which cover legal, ethical and professional practice considerations is the only local book to address these issues for modalities considered by COAG for regulation and registration designed to meet the needs of CAM students at Diploma, Bachelor and Coursework Masters levels case studies, alert boxes, tips and explanations contained throughout includes integrative practice considerations
Categories: Medical