O'Reilly logo

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

25

Air transport

Introduction

Unlike sea transport, the air transport industry is only about 100 years old. Due to the very particular requirements associated with the air cargo business it has developed methods of operation that are unique in the world of logistics. These tend to be most noticeable in the field of cargo handling due to the restrictions imposed by the aircraft themselves. The whole area of safety of operation and security from terrorist attacks significantly impacts the business. Due to the specialized nature of air transport this chapter aims to give only a very brief overview. The advantages of transporting goods by air are obvious in that cargo may be carried securely for very long distances in a short space of time. This ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required