The US Aviation Industry
|The Current Trend and the Airport Management|
Date Thursday, November 17, 2011@18:30`20:30
Venue 7th Floor Conference Room, Kohku-Kaikan
Participants 187

In the U.S., most airports are owned by public entities (states, cities, counties, public corporations and others) and no airports have been successfully privatized at the moment, in spite of the implementation of the Pilot Program by the U.S. government. Under such ownership, the authority of each airport is responsible for the management of itself. The airport authority has striven to keep their financial conditions transparent and sound. For example, they coordinate terminal space management with private companies and introduce their approach to funding.

However, airport management involves some potential risks of decreasing flights and passengers, caused by the strategy changes of airlines or the shift of power in competition among neighboring airports. Currently, some U.S. airports are facing these difficulties.
In the first part of the seminar, JITI presented a keynote speech on current trends in the U.S. aviation industry, based on various data, and its analysis on the management of airports in the U.S.
In the panel discussion, participants exchanged views on the efficiency of airport management in the U.S., and suggested ways to reform the airport management system in Japan.

OPENING REMARKS Hirotaka YAMAUCHI, Board Member and Executive Director, Aviation Policy Research Association@(Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University)

RESEARCH REPORT

Nobukazu NAGAI,  Director, Japan International Transport Institute, USA

Panel Discussion

Hirotaka YAMAUCHI (Moderator)
Kazusei KATO, Professor, Nihon University, College of Economics
Shinya HANAOKA, Associate professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of International Development Engineering
Nobukazu NAGAI

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