Avian Flu Pandemic

Avian flu, also known as bird flu, is a type of flu which affects wild birds and is caused by naturally occurring influenza viruses. There are about fifteen different subtypes of avian influenza viruses, but the H5N1 subtype has raised a lot of concern due to its ability to mutate quickly and a tendency to obtain new genes from other viruses that infect different animal species. There have been severe avian flu outbreaks affecting domestic poultry and wild birds mainly in Asia and some parts of the Middle East. Humans are not usually infected by the H5N1 virus, but infection could occur when o ...

Aviation Industry

In the aviation industry, accurate and correctly maintained aviation records are significance in evaluating the quality of maintenance sources, evaluating the economics and procedures of maintenance programs. The records are essential in eliminating the need for re-inspection and rework in order to determine airworthiness. In his further studies Carmody (1997) commented that “only that information required to be a part of the maintenance record should be included and retained” (p. 247). It should be noted that irrelevant entries reduce the value of records in meeting their purpose. Carmody (19 ...

Airline Industry

The commercial passenger airline business got to $118.2 billion in the year 1999 and it has continued growing much faster compared to the economy. From the time of deregulation in the year 1978, the commercial airline industry has been repeated with periods of time of where there is excessive capacity in the number of passengers and the complementary pressures of pricing. In a few past decades the airline travel industry has benefited from high profits and continuous development. The recent hikes in the prices of fuel and also the increase in prolonged labor and business concerns have raised v ...