Nicolson, David L.
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A brief description of air travel today, including costs and statistics. Factors affecting changes. How increased costs for airlines will affect fares. Profits and controls. Examples of industry changes from Britain. The formation of British Airways from the merger of BEA and BOAC. Reactions to the changes. A brief description of services, particularly in Canada. Opportunities for airlines in the international market, and also for airlines to contribute to cultural understanding between nations, and in the field of education. An example using Canada's Heritage Society programme. The issue of safety. Technological developments in aircraft. Cornerstones of a five-year plan: safety, regularity and reliability, passenger service and technological improvements. The involvement of staff in future planning of operations, and organisational design. Results of the merger.