International Journal of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Selçuk Üniversitesi
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- Havacılık Dizini
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- Yılda 3 Sayı
Son Sayı (Latest Issue) - Year 2022 Volume 3 Issue 2
In this paper, variable wing and/or winglet concepts are investigated. The impetus for the work was to identify and optimize wing and winglets to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of a morphing aircraft. The analysis is based on changing sweep angle and wing-tip twist together with cant angle morphing (Γ = 0° - 45° φ = −10°- 10° and Λ = 0° - 30°). A variety of cases are examined through an aerodynamic analysis tool (VLM) comparing with baseline sweep wing configuration. As a result, significant improvements in flight characteristics are observed by adapting the required angle to receive optimum performance benefits.
The concept of ethics, which examines the values relating to good and evil and right and wrong, has always occurred and been discussed at any time of human life from past to present. Especially after the industrial revolution, which is deemed as the beginning of globalization and industrialization, ethics has started to be a benefit for businesses with the establishment of more professional businesses. In this sense, top-level businesses of today that act within the scope of organizational ethics adopt universal moral values. In this study, a case study is carried out within the framework of a different view, using the literature review method on the dirty tricks campaign of Virgin Atlantic Airways and British Airways in relation to the universal ethical values that support organizational ethics, processes in ethical decision making and the application of organizational ethics. As a result of the case study, it was concluded that it was true to bring organizational ethical principles and rules to the forefront and act ethically by Virgin Atlantic Airways. It is concluded that British Airways harms its organizational image and completely ignores organizational ethics by acting contrary to it and not applying organizational ethical values and principles. In this context, this study aimed to emphasize the ongoing importance of organizational ethics in every stage of business life cycle and to determine the ways of the benefits obtained in businesses in which organizational ethics are applied. This study also aimed to provide theoretical benefits to businesses on organizational ethics.
Flying or aviation, which has been a great dream of humanity since mythology, with its historical past that has just exceeded a century, and which is now a natural part of our daily life; is an indispensable phenomenon that has an impact on almost every aspect of life today. Aviation is often expressed in terms of speed, safety, security, comfort and efficiency, thanks to the use of the best practices of technology from the past to the present. Aviation is extremely important in providing the most effective interventions in disasters that cause great physical, social and economic losses on people. Forest fires are a frequent event in Turkey during the summer months, especially in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, and when evaluated in terms of the extent they have reached in the recent past, they should be handled carefully within the scope of disaster management. In this study, it was aimed to examine the applications of aviation in the fight against forest fires in general and its use, and for this purpose, the role of aviation in forest fires was evaluated within the framework of disaster management. Within the scope of the study, academic publications on forest fires and the publications of authorities, institutions and organizations are considered as secondary data sources. The data obtained were evaluated using the literature review method. In the study, it was concluded that the effective use of aircraft with various features in the fight against forest fires can be extremely beneficial in many areas, from tactical coordination to extinguishing activities, rapid evacuation of the injured, personnel and material transportation, both in the phase of preventing fires and intervening before they grow.
This research focuses on the concept of organizational trust, which stands out in the activities of employees in different business lines of airline companies at airports in Turkey and directly affects expectations such as organizational communication, organizational efficiency, performance, and organizational commitment. In this context, the concept of trust is seen as the belief and expectation of the employee in the promises and actions of the organization. In the research, the relationship between the concept of trust and the transformational leadership skills expected from the responsible managers of the employees, who are effective in the complete and safe execution of the operations at the airports despite the pressure of time and workload, has been taken as the subject. The aim of the study was determined as the effect of transformational leadership on organizational trust. The field of this research consists of employees of 3 different private airline companies, operating at Ankara Esenboğa Airport. In this study, to measure transformational leadership, the method of “Transformational Leadership Scale” developed by Carless et al. was used which had carried out to investigate the effect of transformational leadership behavior on organizational trust . Additionally, to measure organizational trust, the “Organizational Trust Scale” developed by Tokgöz and Seymen by making use of different scale factors with hospital staff, was used . In the study, in which 270 survey data were evaluated, a positive and statistically significant relationship was found between transformational leadership and organizational trust (r=0.642, p