Aviation Sample Paper on Implications and Challenges of Development and Implementation of NextGen Air Transportation System

Implications and Challenges of Development and Implementation of NextGen Air Transportation System

Abstract

The paper will give an in depth analysis of the challenges that have been associated with both the development and the implementation of the NextGen Transportation System. The paper will define the scope of activities to undertake. The depth and the significance of the project will be thoroughly analyzed accordingly to represent the relation of each PO to the project topic. A discussion of the programs that are involved in the project will be given. The discussion will show how these programs are to be used to provide some solutions to the problem stated. This will involve giving a brief definition of each program. In addition, information that the researcher thinks will be useful as well as the sources that they expect to find the information will be outlined. This will help in critically using the outcome during the research to get to know the challenges that were experienced during development of the transport system as well as their implications, thus reliable solutions.

Assessing the Implications and Challenges Associated with the Development and Implementation of the NextGen Air Transportation System

Statement of the Project

This study will be carried out based on an individual project to show the implication and the challenges that have been experienced in the development and implementation of the NextGen Transportation system. The study aims at identifying specific programs during the development and implementation of the system and the implications they had. In addition to this, these problems will be analyzed and the resulting implication of each problem will be identified. It will thus be possible and easy to define a solution for every challenge identified.

 Introduction

The topic to be studied in the paper is the implication and challenges that have been experienced in developing and implementing the NextGen Transportation System. Managing an aviation transport system means that the personnel involved have to make full use of the flight department. Operation aspects in an aviation department are documented in the management and maintenance agreement, which includes the mode of selection of crew, mode of training them, methods used to schedule flights as well as other accounting records that are maintained for future reference. There have been challenges in managing and following flights because of the les consultation that is done in the flight departments in the past (Wiener & Nagel, 2008).

Program Outcomes to be Addressed

CRITICAL THINKING

This refers to the application of one’s well thought ideas to solve a problem. For the individual project, the researcher is required to apply critical thinking by analyzing the effects of the transport system on those who have had a chance to use it. This will involve critical thinking as the researcher will be required to think outside the box. For the research be successful, the researcher will need information on those that have been using the system. Thus, the researcher will use his or her information that they provided to reach the respondents. The researcher will get the information from the records maintained by the management team by analyzing the records. He or she will maintain critical thinking by getting all information needed for the research from records, reports from the management and databases from those who have used the system. He will use critical thinking to analyze the various obstacles and challenges that the system has brought. The researcher will also evaluate possible solutions to those problems. Additionally, the researcher will evaluate priorities for future users in order to make the implementation successfully the first go around.

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

This is the analysis done on any data gathered. After researching from the records and reports for related information and data that the researcher needs, he will be able to access relevant information. The data researched and analyzed will vary from tables, graphs and charts that depict quantitative data that is directly related to the NextGen System. The researcher will analyze, evaluate, interpret and measure the gathered data. This will be followed by calculating the direct results of both the challenges and solutions of the NextGen system implementation. Some spreadsheets could also be compiled as a way of presenting the results. The graphs and charts that will be evaluated will be based on the different users of the system. For instance the users will be grouped according to their age and frequency of use to have different kinds of responses dependent on these factors.

INFORMATION LITERACY

This is the knowledge and identification of sources for conducting the research from. After identifying the sources, the researcher will access them to obtain information. The project will involve collection of information by use of primary sources such as interviews and questionnaires and secondary reliable sources such as records and reports kept by the management, to obtain related data upon the given topic. Primary sources will research, identify, and evaluate the challenges and implications of the NextGen system through reliable databases of current end-users. Using secondary sources, the researcher will evaluate new and future user trends of the system.

COMMUNICATION

Communication will occur from the researcher through email, and participation in the discussion board. Weekly status updates will also ensure effective communication throughout the process to identify any possible challenges or related questions.  In case of emergencies, there will be presentations to be made through preparation of spreadsheets that could be presented through Skype. Telephone calls will also be made to the management team in such a case.

SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

This is the technical know-how of the information regarding the physical laws and physics associated with the NextGen system. The researcher will analyze challenges and obstacles that have occurred to the NextGen system in regards to physics, weather, and mechanics, financial constraints and technical hitches. The data will be analyzed and interpreted to show the direct relation of the NextGen system and the physical world obstacles and the methods used to overcome them such as use of advanced technology as seeking financial help from global organizations such as the World Bank. Physiological factors and human performance will also be researched and evaluated and relation to the implementation of the NextGen system.

CULTURAL LITERACY

This is about the beliefs, customs, and values of people that could affect the use of the system in terms of its management. The researcher will satisfy cultural literacy by collecting data from various current users using Internet, say from Face Book and Twitter as well as contacting them directly to analyze the different obstacles and challenges from different geological locations and cultures. The type of information the researcher expects to get will vary depending on the different geological and cultural locations. Analyses will be completed on the histories of the researched locations. The impacts and influences will also be evaluated. NextGen will also be evaluated in regards to the safety culture to determine its relation to the new system.

Lifelong Personal Growth

Refers to one’s development and growth after an activity or process is done. Implementing the system has been hectic because most of the travelers have been inconvenienced, which prompted development and implementation of NextGen. The study will be important because it will help in coming up with solutions that will improve management of aviation transport systems. The study will make use of primary sources, records and reports of previous end users and customers to interpret the direct relation of the new and old systems challenges and benefits. Professional development will be analyzed to determine the shortfalls and benefits of the system. In addition to this, some of the problems that have been affecting the system will be solved thus, the new users will face the same challenges.

AERONAUTICAL SCIENCE

Aeronautical Science is the use of scientific skills that are applied in the operations of aviation such as flights management and safety. Aeronautical Sciences and the direct relation to the implementation of the NextGen System will be analyzed and evaluated to demonstrate the various related concepts and benefits. Human factors and flight operations, in relation to NextGen will be analyzed and evaluated to determine the shortfalls and benefits of the system. The challenges and benefits of the NextGen in relation to Air Traffic Control System will be evaluated to determine the overall effectiveness and safety margin of the new system in comparison to the old one.

AVIATION LEGISLATION AND LAW

These are the provisions in a country’s statutes regarding aviation (Giemulla & Weber, 2011). The researcher will apply Aeronautical Science in determining whether the right procedure to develop NextGen was used. Any law that applies to aviation will be reviewed to ensure that there are no omissions made when developing the system. The researcher expects to find such as the formality, written in paper from the management that they used to develop the system. This information will be obtained from the constitution and any legal documents issued to the management. Aviation safety

The researcher will apply this outcome to develop some of the dreadful activities undertaken that could harm lives of people. The information he expects to find is the occurrences that took place when developing the system and some information about the developers of the system (Penner & Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2009). With this, the researcher will access them; thus, will interview the developers to know the prevailing conditions that were there when they were developing the system. The researcher will find this information from the management kept records. The researcher expects to find the information about the travelers in the travelers booking records that the flight department maintains on a daily routine.

AVIATION MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

This is the control in aviation. Managing an aviation transport system means that departments involved have to make full use of the flight department (Larsen, Sweeney & Gillick, 2012). Operation aspects in an aviation department are documented in the management and maintenance agreement. Aspects documented include the mode of selection of crew, mode of training them, which is the information that the researcher expects to find. The researcher will satisfy this program outcome by determining whether the system has been operating, as it is required by the law. This information will be found in the documents of formation issued from a legal aviation department as well as records kept under the flights section.

References

  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. (2014). College of aeronautics: Undergraduate capstone policy guide. Retrieved October 30, 2014 from https://erau.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/institution/Worldwide_Online/ASCI_490_C/Aeronautics_UG_Capstone_Policy_Guide.pdf.

Giemulla, E. M., & Weber, L. (2011). International and EU aviation law: Selected issues. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

Larsen, P. B., Sweeney, J. C., & Gillick, J. E. (2012). Aviation law: Cases, laws and related sources. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Penner, J. E., & Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2009). Aviation and the global atmosphere: A special report of IPCC Working Groups I and III. Cambridge [u.a.: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Wiener, E. L., & Nagel, D. C. (2008). Human factors in aviation. San Diego: Academic Press.