ADM600 - Air Carrier Administration

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Subject Title
Air Carrier Administration

Subject Description
This course is a wide-ranging examination of the air transport industry.  It includes an in-depth study of the history of the industry in North America with a focus on the Canadian industry, its current structure, the problems facing the industry, and prospects for the future.  Students learn the business side of aviation through study of the economics of air transportation, international air law, scheduling of air transport services and airline regulation and de-regulation.  Students are introduced to outside factors leading to business cycles, labour relations, selection criteria for air carrier fleet planning, as well as a look at various general aviation sectors and their role in the industry.  Students will also be introduced to various sections of Airline Financial Reports and will be able to compare the reports to make a conclusion as to the status of the air carrier.
The course is supplemented by student presentations on various industry topics including industry Current Events and the study of aviation support organizations and regulatory bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  This broad view of the industry and how it works will better enable the students to work within the industry outside of the cockpit.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain international air law and aviation enforcement in Canada.
  1. Summarize the history of the aviation industry in North America with focus on Canada.
  1. Explain, compare and illustrate factors affecting business cycles
  1. Explain the various methods to airline scheduling
  1. List the major considerations to fleet planning.
  1. Summarize general aviation’s role in the industry.
  1. Compile current events from the aviation industry using typical media and predict possible outcomes. 
  1. Interpret and analyze airline financial reports.
  1. Examine and explain an aviation support organization or regulator body and present their role and impact on the aviation industry. 
  1. Describe the various labour relations in the airline industry.

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