Essays on Issues Confronting Air Navigation Service Providers Report

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The paper “ Issues Confronting Air Navigation Service Providers" is a meaty example of the report on management. The air  navigation service provider (ANSP) industry plays a significant role in the operation of the modern economy. The air navigation service provider industry manages the flow of air traffic thus enabling the efficiency in air transportation services. A poorly run ANSP is likely to jeopardize safety, impose high costs, and cause material travel delays on cash-strapped airlines. In order to increase its effectiveness, the ANSP industry has experienced massive innovation over the past two decades.

For instance, by the year 2005 more than forty countries across the world had commercialized their air navigation service providers (GAO, 2005, p. 20). The process of commercializing the ANSPs involved the establishment of new funding methods, a new arrangement of governance, and new techniques for economic and safety regulations for the reorganized ANSPs. However, some countries including the United States of America did not commercialize their ANSPs. In the United States, control of air traffic remains with the Federal Aviation Administration which is substantially organized as a conventional department of the government.

Nevertheless, there is intense debate regarding the commercialization of ANSPs. Generally, the industry of air navigation service providers is currently being faced with financial issues, human resource issues, strategic and technological issues that affect its performance (Gerald 2005, 12). 2.0 Financial Analysis2.1 Financial Performance of Air Navigation Service ProvidersGenerally, the financial performance of air navigation service providers has improved substantially for the last decade. However, the improved financial performance has been attributed more to the commercialization of ANSPs in various countries across the world. Commercialized ANSPs have improved their financial performance due to effective cost control, productivity, and financial stability while maintaining safety.

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