This course will explore the regulatory, network, business, and operational framework that supports air carrier operations and management. Special topics include business strategy, airside planning and procedures, operational and crew planning, processes, disruptions in operations, and tactics for mitigating service interruptions. The course will incorporate concept-relevant current trends within the air carrier industry through review, analysis, and discussion.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course will introduce the student to the various aspects of airline operations on the global scale. Students graduating from the Liberty University School of Aeronautics must be prepared to understand and relate to the operational framework and systems in the air carrier environment.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the regulatory framework under which air carriers operate.
- Identify the market and business strategies for airlines.
- Analyze network and air traffic system processes for airlines.
- Discuss operational and crew resource planning strategies.
- Assess operational disruptions and apply effective management strategies.
- Relate the subject material to real world applications.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussion: Class Introduction
The purpose of the Class Introduction is for the student to get to know his or her classmates. The student will view his or her classmates’ posts, get to know them, and say a friendly hello to a minimum of 2 classmates.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each thread. Each thread must be 400–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words in length. (MLO: A-F)
The student will submit a narrated PowerPoint presentation, profiling an air carrier of choice. The profile will frame (at minimum) the carrier’s market, service characteristics, regulatory oversight, alliances and codesharing partners, fleet structure, and corporate culture. The presentation must be between 7 and 10 minutes, with a minimum of 10 slides not including an APA reference slide. A minimum of 4 sources is required, and one must be the course text. (MLO: A-F)
The student will complete quizzes in this course. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, and contain a combination of questions. The student will have a set time limit to complete each exam. (MLO: A-F)