Advanced Jet Systems – AVIA 435

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is representative of the systems training a First Officer receives as a new hire in today's airline industry. This course provides advanced jet systems training by systematically studying the type of aircraft systems commonly found on commercially operated jet aircraft. As a training platform, this course specially explores all the major aircraft systems found on the Bombardier CRJ-200. Students will be exposed to aircraft limitations and profiles, Immediate Action Items, checklist usage, and Flight Management Systems (FMS) navigation. The concepts of both Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) will be developed through all aspects of this course.


AVIA 430 AND AVIA 350 (may be taken concurrently)


This course provides a structured jet training program that qualifies our students for preferential hiring at specifically designated commercial airlines. In addition, this course was also developed to comply with the future training requirements mandated in the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. Under this new legislation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering granting flight hour credit for the completion of specific academic training courses that will prepare a pilot to function effectively in an air carrier operational environment and enhance overall safety. This course is designed to satisfy that requirement by providing advanced jet training.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the operation of aircraft systems of the CRJ-200 aircraft.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of CRJ-200 Immediate Action Items, limitations, checklists, and flight profiles.
  3. Correlate systems knowledge with aircraft operations in an air carrier environment.
  4. Function effectively in a multi-pilot environment.

Course Assignment

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

The student will complete 3 Discussion Board forums in this course. Each student will post an initial thread of 400-500 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module for each DB. In addition, the student must then post 2 replies of 250 words by 11:59 (ET) on the Monday of the next module/week (Friday for replies and responses in DB #8). These are intended to be scholarly dialogues and for each thread, the student must support his/her assertions with proper scholarly support in APA format with sources listed as References at the end of the post.

This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussion Board Forums. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt.

Case Study

The student will complete a 3–5 page Case Study on an assigned CRJ accident/incident. Current APA format will be required.


Video Presentation

The student will prepare an 8–10 minute video briefing/presentation on one of several selected topics. The presentation must be supplemented/supported by either a PowerPoint presentation, whiteboard usage or other visual aids.

Exams (3)

The student will complete 3 Exams in this course. All exams will be open-book/open-notes and contain 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions and 1 essay. The allotted time for each quiz is 2 hours.