Systems Thinking U.S Aviation Industry Stormy Weather
a Case Study on Systems-ThinkingUnder supervision of: Dr. Mohamed Saleh Made by: Ahmed Soliman
1. The Problem -- Identification2. Symptoms of the problem -- Diagnosis3. Expectations / Forecasts -- Studies4. Real causes of the problem -- Facts5. Scenario : “Tragedy of the commons” --Rhythm6. Causal loop diagram –- Mind Mapping7. Who holds the Blame? –- Role Play8. Suggested Solution -- Conclusion
“Under ideal conditions, the system operates effectively but under adverseweather it can’t adjust to the demands.“ ____,Dealing with Air-Delays by CNN fortune & Money
Widespread DelaysCancellations of FlightsFrustrated CustomersGreat Losses
The number of U.S passengers rose to 635 million last year, experts expect the number to grow to more than a Billion annually.
NIMBY (not in my Back Yard) attituderegarding Expansions & DevelopingfacilitiesAir traffic control systems are OutdatedComputers & Screens were updated withno fundamental change in the way Trafficis directed
Each individual player –each airline-relies on a Common set of resources, without concern for the collective impact of everyone’s actions.Here resources become overloaded.
The truth is there’s littleAirlines can do to tackle the problem, but Industry leaders shall return to Regulations.
Airlines & Government must bandtogether to: Upgrade infrastructure Develop new technologies Design incentives to entice passengers Design incentives to travel off-peak Design incentives to use less Central airports Effectively plan for Shared-Future