Air Transport Planning and Management
Course Summary:

The Air Transport Planning and Management course offered by Magna Skills is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry, its intricacies, and the skills needed to effectively plan, manage, and operate air transportation systems. This course will cover key topics such as aviation regulations, airline operations, airport management, safety, and sustainability, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in various roles within the aviation sector.

This course has been developed to meet the needs of graduates worldwide seeking to gain greater knowledge and experience of the air transport industry, and looking to progress into senior roles in management, operations and commercial planning of airlines, airports, government departments and aviation-related businesses such as aircraft manufacturing, finance and consultancy.

Course Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the fundamentals of the aviation industry, including its history, development, and significance in the global economy.

  2. Analyze and interpret aviation regulations and their impact on airline and airport operations.

  3. Develop proficiency in airline management, including route planning, fleet management, pricing strategies, and revenue management.

  4. Gain insights into airport management, including terminal operations, security, and passenger services.

  5. Evaluate safety and security protocols in the aviation industry and implement best practices to ensure the well-being of passengers and employees.

  6. Explore environmental sustainability in air transport and identify strategies for reducing the industry's carbon footprint.

  7. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address real-world challenges in air transport planning and management.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the Aviation Industry

  • Historical overview of aviation
  • Global aviation industry trends
  • Economic importance of aviation

Module 2: Aviation Regulations

  • International and national aviation regulatory bodies
  • Airline and airport compliance
  • Safety and security regulations

Module 3: Airline Management

  • Airline business models
  • Route planning and network management
  • Fleet selection and management
  • Pricing strategies and revenue management

Module 4: Airport Management

  • Airport types and classifications
  • Terminal operations and facilities management
  • Airport security and passenger services
  • Air cargo operations

Module 5: Safety and Security in Aviation

  • Safety management systems (SMS)
  • Emergency response planning
  • Aviation security measures and protocols
  • Risk assessment and mitigation

Module 6: Sustainability in Air Transport

  • Environmental impact of aviation
  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and alternative technologies
  • Carbon offset programs and emissions reduction strategies

Module 7: Case Studies and Industry Trends

  • Analysis of real-world aviation challenges
  • Emerging trends and innovations in air transport
  • Guest lectures from industry experts

Module 8: Capstone Project

  • Students will work on a capstone project related to air transport planning and management, applying the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course.