Corporate and Business Aviation – AVIA 360

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 01/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the exciting industry of corporate aviation. The course does introduce some business theory, but most of the course is designed as a practical guide for those who are interested in being involved in the field of on-demand aviation. Students will be introduced to the importance of the feasibility study and then discover the pitfalls of aircraft selection and acquisition. The course also highlights topics like international operations, maintenance requirements, and the importance of a good safety culture.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This course will introduce the student to the various aspects of corporate and business aviation. Students graduating from the Liberty University School of Aeronautics must be prepared to understand and implement business and management principles in a corporate or business aviation environment.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the rationale behind business aviation by using contemporary examples of small, medium, and/or large corporate flight departments.
  2. Evaluate aircraft options for a specific on-demand need by analyzing and interpreting data from an aircraft feasibility study.
  3. Recommend a solution for on-demand transportation by identifying and solving company travel inefficiencies.
  4. Identify key variables of managing both national and international flight operations.
  5. Recognize how timeless management principles affect professional and ethical decision making.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400–500 words in length 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.

Corporate Aviation Proposal Outline

The student will submit a 1–2-page outline. The outline will frame the structure of the corporate aviation proposal, detailing its main ideas and supporting points, and a minimum of four references.

Corporate Aviation Proposal

The student will prepare an Corporate Aviation Proposal for a business. The proposal should be professional and must include charts, tables, and images. It must incorporate information from a minimum of four sources (including the textbook) and be written in a professional format.

Exams (4)

The student will complete 4 exams in this course. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice questions, and have a 40-minute time limit.