Increasing volcanic activity in Iceland continues to affect air travel. The volcanic ash is able to remain in the skies over Europe and parts of Asia for days or weeks, impeding aviation traffic. The 2010 eruptions of EyjafjallajÃ¶kull created traffic problems for all of Europe and resulted in disrupting air travel for millions of passengers (Gruber, 2011).
Proposals to accommodate air travel range from grounding air fleets to creating a multinational air traffic control system that would allow any nationâ€™s aircraft to overfly any other nationâ€™s territory in order to continue to serve paying customers. This would apply to any aircraft including commercial, private, and government planes carrying passengers, mail, consumer goods, and military cargoes.
Imagine yourself as a manager of a commercial courier service in Denmark; the success of your firm depends on the timely delivery and any delays in air traffic can harm your company. Your fellow Danish citizens depend on your firm for many reasons.
- Analyze the impactsâ€”beyond mere loss of revenueâ€”on your business as a result of the grounding of air travel throughout Europe when Icelandâ€™s volcano erupts.
- Propose actions you will need to take, in light of those impacts, across your business functions in order to protect your firmâ€™s assets.
- Formulate how you are going to manage customersâ€™ expectations.
- Define and evaluate possible new partnerships that you might be able to create that would allow you to support your customers.
- Back up your facts, assumptions, ideas, and claims with at least two scholarly sources. You may not use any required reading in this course to meet this requirement. The CSUâ€Global Library is a good place to find these resources.
- Your paper should be 4â€5 pages in length, well written, and formatted according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).