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"Ethics & The Administration of Public-Use Airports"
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- Subject: CAA: Mutual Help List, "Ethics & The Administration of Public-Use Airports"
- From: "Stephen Irwin" <stepheni@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 04:31:05 -0700
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Given recent allegations of unethical and possibly illegal activity at
several large U.S. airports I thought it might be interesting to start a
thread on ethics in our industry. Are the allegations an alarming trend
in our industry or simply a reflection of a broader problem in what
seems an ethically challenged business culture in our society? What
obligations do we have to the traveling public, local taxpayers and
tenants? If something were technically legal (statutory issues) or
compliant (regulatory issues) but POSSIBLY unethical or POTENTIALLY
unsafe, what factors would we consider when reaching a decision? How
fine do we split hairs in order to reach some desired outcome? In that
mental cost benefit analysis we're all paid to perform numerous times
every day, how much weight do we give to 'doing the right thing'
regardless of the financial or personal consequences? Someone once
defined character as how you behave when you know no one will ever find
out? What is the current state of ethics in our industry?
I look forward to the discussion.
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