Research topic: civil aviation HR and the economy

March 2010
People Management;3/11/2010, p38
The article presents research on the impact of the global financial crisis on human resource (HR) management in the civil aviation industry. The research used data from interviews with HR executives and questionnaires answered by key people at civil aviation trade unions and airline management. It revealed that the top airlines incurred operating losses of 15 billion dollars in 2008. It also showed that good HR practice in cost reduction was observed in several airlines including Delta/Northwest airline, Singapore Airlines, and British Airways.


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