Supersonic airline research in Europe began in 1956 and resulted in the British and French Governments signing an international treaty for the joint design, development and manufacture of a supersonic airliner six years later. The first prototype was rolled out, as at Toulouse in 1967 and since then, there have been a number of notable dates in the history of Concorde.
The first production aircraft off each production line did not enter service but acted as a test bed for the granting of airworthiness' certification as well as providing extensive route proving information. In the end only British Airways and Air France purchased Concordes, with the airlines initially purchasing 5 and 4 aircraft respectively.
In this paper the Project Manager was assigned by both the British airways and the Air France to prepare a report in developing a commercial supersonic airliner and ensure that it is completed on time and within budget.
The paper describes the skills and competencies required for a project manager to be able to produce the necessary development of the supersonic airliner. The project manager will be able to site some problems that may encounter during the development. The possible cause of delays and incompletion of the project is analyzed. Proper approach on this project is needed to be able to focus on the project.
The Project manager should possess the following skills to be able to success in this project: Technical Expertise, Ability to work with the user/client, Project management tools and techniques,ability to nurture and motivate project team members, and ability to solve problems.
Technical Expertise - is the most ...