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No one can count on steady growth, however. The trends may slow down or stop. Historically, a series of major causes steadily reduced costs and drove the historical rise in air traffic. These were: 舦 Larger, more efficient aircraft, driven by two engines (instead of three or four), with fewer pilots 舦 Economic deregulation of the airlines, accompanied by competition 舦 Worldwide privatization of aviation, and increased attention to costs 舦 The consequent competitive restraint on wages 舦 Historically low fuel prices (when adjusted for inflation) 舦 The introduction of yield management systems that raise overall revenues Some trends may reverse.

Electronic commerce Electronic commerce beyond the airport promotes the demand for rapid transport, for air cargo in particular. Electronic processing of orders gives manufacturers and distributors more timely information about what their customers want, and allows them to reduce and even eliminate local warehouses and storage rooms in retail shops. These reductions mean that less capital sits idly in inventories, reduces real estate costs, and lessens the probability that the inventories are devalued because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A serious interest in the topic is all that is required to make good use of the text. The authors recognize that most people become involved with airport planning, design, and management later in their careers, and come from a broad range of professional backgrounds. The book should be useful worldwide. It stresses universally applicable concepts and approaches to airport problems. It refers to several different sets of international and national standards on the airside and the landside and points out both similarities and differences in current airport practices around the globe.

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