two pilots flying an airplane

Author: Dr Geraint Harvey

Civil aviation has faced a number of crises in the 2000s. The terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001, the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003, the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-2009 and volcanic ash from Iceland that stopped air travel in Europe in 2010 have resulted in acute, if intermittent challenges, as well as those arising from significant long-term changes in the airline industry.

Overall Impact
Research by Dr Harvey at Swansea University Business School during 2005 – 2009, analysed managerial response to the challenges faced by civil aviation since 2001 and their impact on employment relations. The research has raised awareness and increased understanding of the critical importance of positive employment relations and influenced attitudes to the priorities in meeting the challenges within civil aviation. The impact is evident in international public debate on labour policies and practices, especially the Social Dialogue process coordinated by the European Commission (EC) and adopted by the international Labour Organization (ILO).

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