Albatross Anchor Case Study Unit 354

Slovenia Control goes for Albatross Display Professional Edition.

In May 2011, Slovenia Control launched a call for Tenders procedure to procure a new fall-back Air Situation Display as the previous solution was becoming obsolete and needed to be replaced to equip their future Control Center in 2012.
Albatross Display Professional Edition will be used in operations but also for training, test and evaluation purposes.

“We are extremely happy with this contract as it is a demonstration that Open Source solutions are the way ahead in ATC” says Nicolas Dalleinne who is heading the Albatross initiative at SkySoft-ATM since 2009. “Open Source applications have been adopted by multiple business sectors where reliability and safety are essential. I’m convinced this contract is the first of a long series of implementation of Open Source solutions in ATC”

Marko Hrastovec, who is heading the project for Slovenia Control is also keen on Open Source. “We have selected Albatross as due to the availability of the source code and of the solution on line, we could check that this application could be really fit for our purpose. We will be able to have a direct influence on the adaptation of the product to our needs for present and future needs”.

Albatross Display Professional Edition is delivered with a full set of ESARR 6 SWAL 4 compliant documentation and is supported by the professional services of SkySoft-ATM.

For more information about Albatross: https://www.albatross.aero/

Assignment 2: Case 3-3, Easycar.Com Essay

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Assignment 2: Case 3-3, easyCar.com
1. In Western Europe, the rental car industry is made up of many companies competing against each other, but only a handful of companies are actually dominant. According to the text, in most countries, the companies that were dominant were national or regional companies rather than companies that had a strong international presence. Many smaller companies also operated in each different country but generally only operated in a few locations. The rental car industry in Europe can be split into two segments: a business segment and a leisure segment. The text says that the business segment wasn’t very price conscious, whereas the leisure segment was very price conscious. These characteristics can influence…show more content…

The car was also to be cleaned thoroughly before returned and although it’s always good practice to do a quick cleanup of a rental car, not many companies require a customer to get the car detailed inside and out. These policies don’t really make me eager to use them when I’m looking for a rental car, despite the lower price.
4. EasyCar could be a viable competitor to taxis, buses and trains because of their cheap prices. In some cities, taxis are pretty expensive so if easyCar’s prices are lower, then they would likely be an option that people would choose instead. Buses and trains in Europe aren’t that expensive and trains especially can get a customer to a place they need to be pretty fast, so I’m not sure easyCar would be as much competition for them.
5. By offering cheaper prices for people who make reservations on easyCar.com, the company seemed to be looking at competing with the dominant companies. Their advertising line of “the best reason to use easyCar.com can be found at hertz.nl” would indicate that their website is better and easier to use than Hertz. To compete with companies like Hertz, they need to have lower prices but they need to have better

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