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Primary domain



Changes in economic pressures on aviation industry may result in significant modifications in management structure.

Potential hazard

  1. Loss of technical expertise in management ranks
  2. Realignment of relationships between management and labor resulting in role ambiguity and loss of technical oversight
  3. Poor resource allocation decision-making due to profitability concerns that are not cognizant of safety issues
  4. Exacerbated difficulty in staffing transitions and role redefinitions (including situational awareness training) resulting from investment, allocation decisions
  5. Labor-management disputes resulting in poor operational performance

Corroborating sources and comments

Labor-Management Relations and the Federal Aviation Administration: Background and Current Legislative Issues

Management-Labour Partnership in the European Civil Aviation Industry

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