Air Cargo Systems vs. Surface Cargo Systems
The air cargo system consists of everything related to air cargo and the air cargo industry: aircraft, aircraft roller and locking systems, terminals, ground handling equipment, personnel, documentation, and regulations. You are to analyze a surface cargo system. Please consider the other four modes of transportation discussed in Module 2.
Note: Please number and state each requirement, and give each answer its own separate paragraph(s).
- Provide a brief synopsis of the Surface Cargo System you picked.
- Compare the Air Cargo System components to your Surface Cargo System components.
- Describe in detail similar components and different components.
- Consider the management concerns of incorporating intermodal operations between the two systems.
Air Cargo Hub Video Analysis
Research the Internet for an air cargo hub that you may consider for your research paper. If your air cargo airline does not have a hub, please research an airline that does. Some airlines have point-to-point service in lieu of hub and spoke arrangement. Please check the other students’ posting so we do not have many repeat topics.
Please number and state each requirement, and give each answer its own separate paragraph(s).
- Title of the video
- Brief synopsis of your selected Air Cargo Hub
- Main points that you found interesting as it relates to air cargo hubs/facilities
- Description of the technology you observed during the video
Aircraft Loading Systems – Video Analysis
In this discussion activity, address the following:
Visit YouTube (Links to an external site.) and type into the search “Aircraft Loading Systems.” Please do not use the videos that are in the Reading and Presentation assignment. Consider a topic that will assist you in your research paper. Check the other students’ posting so we do not have many repeat topics.
Number and state each requirement, and give each answer its own separate paragraph(s).
- Title of the video
- Brief synopsis of your selected Aircraft Loading System
- Description of the different types of material handling equipment you observed
- Description of the technology you observed used with Aircraft Loading Systems