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Contemporary Issues in Air Transport

Aim & scope

The Contemporary Issues in Air Transport Book Series seeks to address the state of current thinking and the future research direction across the full range of Air Transport issues. It is apolitical and offers a truly global perspective.

The Series comprises titles edited by experts in their respective fields that collectively investigate the range of theoretical and practical concerns relating to the contemporary planning, operation, regulation, and management of international air transport.

Each title is carefully commissioned and overseen by the two Series Editors, Professor Stephen Ison and Professor Lucy Budd. Each volume is peer reviewed and focuses on a particular air transport theme. The Series is multidisciplinary and has an international authorship.

Contemporary Issues in Air Transport

The Series seeks to address the information needs of practitioners, academics, policy makers and students and makes both a theoretical and empirical contribution.

  • The aim and scope for the Series is to create a world leading collection of titles that form a globally comprehensive insight into contemporary issues facing air transport regulators, businesses, operators and users worldwide.

  • The Series seeks to be a single source of academically rigorous insight into contemporary air transport issues that is global in its approach and content.

  • Its purpose is to deliver the best in research and practice to readers.

  • It provides a single interdisciplinary point of reference that brings together the leading names in the subject area to further readers’ knowledge and gain a critical understanding of contemporary air transport issues and how they might be addressed.

  • The Series is comprised of edited collections, with each chapter contribution being commissioned by the Volume Guest Editor/s.

  • Each title provides a comprehensive resource, available in one place, written and edited by leaders in their respective field within Air Transport.

  • Each title is based wherever possible on original research and/or robust literature reviews, offering up to date cutting edge research that is peer reviewed to ensure accuracy and consistency.

We would particularly welcome proposals in the following topic areas, although we are open to other topics that fall within the aim & scope of the Book Series:

  • Risk Management in the Airline Industry

  • UAVs/Drones

  • Air tansport  and sustainability

  • Air transport and climate change

  • Aerotropolis

  • Air cargo

If you are interested in proposing a volume in the Series, please download the form linked below.


  • Researchers and advanced students in air transport management, transport and business management, transportation economics, infrastructure planning as well as industry courses in aviation planning, operations and management.

  • Practitioners in airlines, airport operators, third party suppliers, air navigation service providers, surface access transport providers, air cargo and freight forwarding companies, regulators and policy makers worldwide.

Series Editor

Stephen Ison


Stephen Ison

Professor of Air Transport Policy,

Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicestershire, UK

Read more about Stephen Ison
Lucy Budd


Lucy Budd

Professor of Air Transport Management

Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicestershire, UK

Read more about Lucy Budd