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Aviation: Global Issues. Business Communication Practice Test

Учебное пособие предназначено для студентов гуманитарных специальностей авиационных вузов, обучающихся по направлениям бакалавриата и специалитета 38.03.01 «Экономика», 38.03.02 «Менеджмент», 38.03.03 «Управление персоналом», по направлениям магистратуры 38.04.01 «Экономика», 38.04.02 «Менеджмент». Представленные в пособии тексты посвящены наиболее значительным проблемам авиационной индустрии, а также обзору современных вопросов, связанных с работой аэропортов и авиалиний. Задания и упражнения направлены на закрепление лексического материала, изложенного в текстах, и повторение грамматики, пройденной на уровнях бакалавриата и специалитета.
Издательство:
SelfPub
Год издания:
2019

Aviation: Global Issues. Business Communication Practice Test

Предисловие


   Пособие «Авиация: глобальные проблемы. Практикум делового общения» предназначено для профессионально-ориентированного обучения групп студентов гуманитарных специальностей авиационных вузов английскому языку в сфере менеджмента в авиационной промышленности. Данное пособие состоит из глав, подразделяющихся на блоки, в которые включены оригинальный текстовый материал, речевые и лексико-грамматические упражнения, в качестве справочного материала представлены грамматические темы и лексико-тематические разделы.

   Сборник предназначен для работы на продвинутом этапе обучения в высших учебных заведениях, выпускники которых должны осуществлять свою профессиональную деятельность на иностранном языке. Все материалы взяты из аутентичных источников и не подвергались адаптации.

   В основе пособия лежат следующие принципы:

   аутентичность языкового материала;

   взаимосвязанное обучение видам речевой деятельности;

   активизация речевой и мыслительной деятельности;

   практическая ценность материала для дальнейшей профессиональной деятельности обучаемых.

   Данные принципы определяют структуру и работу с учебным пособием. Структура данного сборника, его тематический ряд и предлагаемые виды заданий направлены на развитие аналитических, системных и коммуникационных компетенций.

   Чтение и письмо


   умение читать и понимать литературу по специальности;

   умение проводить творческий анализ и обобщение фактов в письменной форме;

   умение аргументированно изложить мнение по предложенному вопросу в письменной форме.


   Перевод


   умение переводить документы, статьи и другие материалы по профессиональной тематике с английского языка на русский и с русского на английский;

   умение осуществлять перевод “с листа” с английского языка на русский и с русского на английский.


   Говорение и аудирование


   умение строить связанные высказывания репродуктивного и продуктивного характера, в том числе с аргументацией и выражением своего отношения к полученной информации;

   умение делать сообщения и доклады на английском языке по управленческой тематике;

   умение вести дискуссию в рамках профессиональной тематики;

   умение использовать речевые средства убеждения в публичных выступлениях на профессиональные темы в непосредственном контакте с аудиторией;

   умение понимать публичное выступление, умение извлекать имплицитную информацию из устного сообщения монологического или диалогического характера.


   Информационно-аналитическая работа


   умение работать с информационными массивами для анализа ситуации, прогнозирования и ответственного выбора решения поставленной задачи;

   умение интегрировать специальные и языковые способности, накопленные в период обучения;

   умение самостоятельно формировать способности и решать разнообразные проблемы, принимать нестандартные решения.

   Сборник рассчитан на 72 часа аудиторной работы и 60 часов внеаудиторной работы. Пособие состоит из 5 разделов. Раздел “Профессиональное чтение” включает тексты и новости о современном состоянии мировой индустрии авиации. Упражнения, разработанные к текстам, формируют разговорные навыки и способствуют формированию и активизации лексики, необходимой при общении на профессиональные темы. В разделе “Вопросы менеджмента” – 4 блока, в центре которых лежат нетривиальные проблемы управления в области авиации. Грамматические и лексические модели отрабатываются многократно, что позволяет с легкостью погрузиться в раздел “Видео”, где вопросы обсуждаются зарубежными специалистами, что позволяет студентам развить готовность к профессиональной сфере, и в области английского языка. Дальнейшее погружение в проблематику управления в области авиационной промышленности и совершенствование навыков общения на иностранном языке осуществляется в секции “Домашнее чтение” и в разделе “Авиация. Начало”.

   Выбор заданий для аудиторной и домашней самостоятельной работы, объем материала, предлагаемого для изучения, а также выбор и порядок следования тем и разделов должен быть индивидуализирован для каждой группы в зависимости от конкретных задач.


Professional Reading Section – Aviation Issues


   1. Read the news items: a) say if the statements are true or false; b) make a summary of each one.


   (1) First Flight Looms for MC-21


   United Aircraft Corporation has revealed a revised timetable for the new Irkut MC-21 currently under development. Updating Russian President Vladimir Putin on the programme in mid-November, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the first flight of the new type was expected in 'February, maybe the beginning of March'. He noted that Irkut was planning to upload new software to the aircraft in early 2017 and would complete final systems testing before the aircraft takes to the air.

   The single-aisle jet, which is intended to rival the Airbus A320 and Boeing737, has been undergoing comprehensive testing since it was publicly unveiled in June. Two MC-21 prototypes have been completed to date – one example is at the manufacturer's plant in Irkutsk, Siberia, and the other is in Moscow Region. A third jet is due for completion by the end of December.


   The prototype of MC-21 is undergoing refining after a maiden test flight.

   true

   false


   New software will be installed before the first flight.

   true

   false


   (2) Freighter Joint Venture Ends


   Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Antonov Airlines have announced that their An-124 freighter joint venture, Ruslan International, will end on December 31.

   The two companies created the offshoot in 2006 to jointly market their combined An-124-100 fleets, with the aim of improving availability of the unique ramp loading cargo aircraft for customers across the globe.

   Vice President commented 'Our joint venture with Antonov Airlines has enjoyed ten fruitful years and during this time we have been able to ensure our global customers have benefited from the unique operating capabilities of the An-124 whenever and wherever they have needed them. With the world's largest fleet of the type, Volga-Dnepr is committed to maintaining this capability for our customers with our own services, supported by our worldwide offices'.

   Volga-Dnepr's Vice President Development and Special projects added 'We have the advantage of the experience we gained from the end of our An-124 joint venture with HeavyLift Cargo Airlines in 2001, and the subsequent growth of our outside and heavyweight cargo business in the international market. We now have an even more diverse and capable product offering for customers under our 'Cargo Supermarket' concept.'

   Volga-Dnepr's business collaboration with Antonov will continue for the technical aspects of airworthiness and flight safety support of its An-124 fleet.


   The aim of collaboration was to guarantee a wide range of cargo services.

   true

   false


   The collaboration had entered the turbulence zone and this caused its stoppage.

   true

   false

   (3) IAG Gets Connected


   International Airlines Group will introduce high speed inflight Wi-Fi across its airlines' short-haul fleets after reaching an agreement with Inmarsat.

   The consortium, which owns Aer Lingus, British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling, will become launch customer of Inmarsat's next-generation 4G broadband network, which combines satellite and ground-based networks to deliver inflight connectivity. IAG said the technology will be rolled out across 90% of its combined fleet of 341 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, starting with a BA A321 this summer. «We're giving our customers the fastest connectivity you can get on any aircraft», IAG CEO remarked. «Having announced Wi-Fi for long-haul flights earlier this year, we are now equipping our airlines' short-haul fleets with inflight broadband access. Connectivity is essential because it’s what our customers demand and IAG will be the first European airline group to offer high-quality air-to-ground Wi-Fi on short-haul flights.»


   The news item focuses on the introduction of Wi-Fi onboard for long-haul flights.

   true

   false


   Wi-Fi connection is required according to new established standards for customer service.

   true

   false

   (4) Auf Wiedersehen 737


   Lufthansa has ended its 4-year association with the Boeing 737 after retiring its last examples from service. The final flights, operated by 737-33 D-ABEC took place on October 31 when the aircraft flew from Frankfurt to Hamburg where the German carrier and its maintenance division Lufthanse Technik officially bid farewell to the type. After the ceremony, Captain and fleet commander, Ulrich Pade, and his crew carried a group of journalists and employees back to Frankfurt, making the final airline's rotation with the 737.

   Commenting on the retirement, Head of Hub Management Harry Hohmeister said: «We have always taken innovative approaches to cater for the customers' needs and to take advantage of market opportunities, which is why we played a key role in the 737's creation and development. We will continue to pursue this innovative approach with the latest generation of aircraft».

   The German flag carrier was the first airline to purchase Boeing's ubiquitous narrowbody with an order for 22 series – 100 examples in February 1965.

   Lufthansa has subsequently operated 14 737s including the -200, -300, -400 and -500 models.

   The airline's last six aircraft were phased out of regular service with the end of the summer season on October 9 and will be ferried to Florida for onward sale.


   The news item highlights the farewell of the German flag carrier with the legendary narrowbody airliners produced by Boeing.

   true

   false


   The process of purchasing the latest generations of aircraft is dictated by customer's needs.

   true

   false


   (5) Flexible Cabins

   

   Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (Ameco), has completed cabin modifications on ten Airbus A330-200s for Air China. The work, started last September, was carried out during scheduled C-check maintenance layovers, reducing the overall downtime for each aircraft. Following the alterations, the cabins can now be quickly reconfigured to cater for different Business and Economy Class layouts depending on the type of service the aircraft is scheduled to fly. Ameco also upgraded the in-flight entertainment, seat power and passenger services systems while the jets were in the hangar. The company says by optimizing its working processes, the modifications for each aircraft were carried out in just seven days.


   Thanks to regular C-check maintenance sessions Ameco achieved incredible reduction of downtime.

   true

   false


   Upgrading of ten aircraft cabins was achieved due to reconfiguration of the cabins to meet the type of service.

   true

   false


   (6) Austrian Expansion on Hold


   VIENNA ARPORT has appeared against a court ruling banning the construction of a third runway at the Austrian hub. The facility has been lobbying for an additional runway, to be built to the southeast of the airfield, for several years amid claims its existing infrastructure was close to maximum capacity.

   However, its plans were dealt a blow on February 18 when Austria’s Federal Administrative Court blocked the proposal, claiming the positive aspects of the new runway did not justify its environmental impact and extra carbon dioxide emissions.

   Launching its challenge on March 23, the airport said: “An extraordinary appeal has been filed with the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court on grounds of unlawfulness of content, serious procedural violations, inconsistency in the reasoning underlying the court decision and inconceivable interpretation of the law.”

   Julian Jäger, a management board member of Vienna Airport operator Flughafen Wien added: “In terms of its contents, the court decision is indecisive and contradictory. On the one hand, the court found that there would be further passenger growth at Vienna Airport, and that there is a need for an additional runway for aircraft to take off and land. However, it does not deal with the issue of where this need will be diverted if the runway is not built.”

   Jäger noted that banning a third runway at Vienna will force passengers and would have a significant impact on Austria’s economy and tourism industry.

   As Airliner World went to press, no appeal hearing had been scheduled.

   Vienna Airport has faced another round of governmental challenges and a vital necessity to expand the airport has been ruled out.

   true

   false

   The decision to ban a third runway building severely undermines Austria's economy.

   true

   false


   (7) Aeroflot Expansion


   AEROFLOT HAS outlined ambitious plans to acquire almost 70 new aircraft over the next two years. A report released by the flag carrier in early March said it aims to take delivery of 59 airframes during 2017, and a further 45 new-build aircraft next year. These will be split between Aeroflot and its subsidiaries Rossiya, Aurora and Pobeda. The group will dispose of 36 older examples during the same period.

   The bulk of the incoming jets will be single-aisle types – 11 Airbus A320s, nine A321s and Superjet 100s, which will be used to improve regional connectivity.

   Aeroflot will also accept several widebody aircraft, including six 777s and two 747s. The latter are the final two former Transaero Airlines examples being acquired by Rossya. The Russian flag carrier expects to receive its first five A350 XWBs in 2018.


   Aeroflot rejects any plans to expand its fleet because of the tough economic period and the flag carrier refuses to return to the plan until the situation stabilizes.

   true

   false

   The production of Airbus and Boeing dominates in the order list of the flag carrier.

   true

   false


   (8) Facelift for Reagan National


   PLANS FOR a new 14-gate concourse at Washington’s Reagan Airport (IATA: DCA) have been unveiled as part of a $1bn expansion programme.

   A new “commuter concourse” replaces 14 remote stands currently used by regional aircraft at DCA, while other work included in ‘Project Journey’ includes two new security checkpoints fully connecting the concourse level of Terminal B/C to airline gate areas plus improvements to roadway and parking configurations.

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