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Ethical Issues in Aviation

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  • Author: Elizabeth A. Hoppe
  • ISBN: 9781472470867
  • Publisher: Routledge Publishing
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 362 pages
  • Language: English


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Description

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.

Table of Contents
  1. PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
    1. Ethical theories I: dilemmas and decision-making By Mark H. Waymack 
    2. Ethical theories II: rights and character By Mark H. Waymack 
    3. Capitalism and its critics By Nathan Ross 
  2. PART II: GENERAL TOPICS IN AVIATION 
    1. Who governs international aviation? By Dawna L. Rhoades 
    2. Certain restrictions apply: pricing and marketing issues facing airline managers and consumers By Joseph P. Schwieterman 
    3. Outsourcing maintenance: a union perspective By Ted Ludwig 
    4. Whistleblowing in aviation By Bruce Hoover 
  3. PART III: ISSUES IN RESPONSIBILITY 
    1. Ethics and FAA inspectors By Gerardo Martinez 
    2. The Federal Aviation Administration and the ethical dimensions of regulatory capture By Elizabeth A. Hoppe 
    3. Ethics in aviation from the perspective of a flight attendant By Gail L. Bigelow 
    4. ValuJet 592 and corporate responsibility By Kenny Frank 
    5. The sociotechnical cockpit: ethical dimensions of piloting, planes, and programming By Eric B. Kennedy 
    6. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: ethical considerations By Richard L. Wilson 
  4. PART IV: DIVERSITY IN AVIATION 
    1. Racial discrimination against pilots: an historical perspective By Flint Whitlock 
    2. Gender and racial barriers in flight training By James E. Sulton, III 
    3. Diversity recruiting in aviation maintenance By Paul Foster 
    4. Safety, economic favoritism, or age discrimination? The story behind the FAA’s Age 60 Rule By Michael Oksner
  5. PART V: HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT 
    1. Ethical issues in aviation medicine By Warren Jensen 
    2. Environmental concerns in general aviation: avgas and noise pollution By Robert Breidenthal 
    3. Greenhouse gas emissions, persistent contrails, and commercial aviation By Steven A. Kolmes 
    4. Ground-level pollution, invasive species, and emergent diseases By Steven A. Kolmes 
  6. PART VI: OTHER GROUND-LEVEL ISSUES 
    1. There goes the neighborhood: conflicts associated with the location and operation of airports By Brian W. Ohm 
    2. Strings attached? The ethics of air service development incentives By Russell W. Mills
    3. What can aviation maps teach us about ethics? By Peter Nekola 
    4. Ethical dimensions of the 1981 PATCO strike  By Michael S. Nolan 
    5. Air traffic control: a critical system in transition
Editor Description

Elizabeth A. Hoppe is Instructor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Specializing in applied ethics, she conducts research in aviation and business and is a member of the Association for Professional and Practical Ethics.

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