John O Connell Cranfield University

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John O Connell Cranfield University

John Frankie O’Connell has previously worked for the Boeing commercial aircraft company as an analyst for a number of years and then for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (extended campus in California) as an airline lecturer for a further five years. While at Embry-Riddle, he regularly lectured at the NASA Ames research facility at Moffett Field on Air Transport related issues. He has been onsite with around 40 airlines around the world in both an advisory and training capacity in the many multifaceted subject areas that pertain to air transport. His latest book entitled ‘Air Transport in the 21 st Century’ has become a very popular manuscript in an academic and commercial context. Author of the most downloaded paper in the Journal of Air Transport Management for the past 9 consecutive years.

  • MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University (1992)
  • MBA(Aviation) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1998)
  • PhD in Airline Strategy from Cranfield University (2008)
  • Private Pilot’s Licence from US Federal Aviation Authority (2002)

Current activities

  • Teaching the airline strategy module on the MSc programme
  • Post-graduate teaching on other academic air transport modules
  • Supervision of post-graduate and doctoral research students
  • Deliver courses on airline management issues to Singapore Airlines & Turkish Airlines
  • Speaker at international conferences on air transport issues
  • Academic research into various topics that significantly impact the airline industry
  • Teaching on bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in air transport
  • Editor of a special issue of Journal of Air Transport Management on Business Model Innovation in the Air Transport Industry in 2016

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