Air Traffic and Air Transportation, 6 credits

Flygtrafik och flygtransporter, 6 hp

TNFL01

Main field of study

Logistics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Christiane Schmidt

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 78 h
Recommended self-study hours: 82 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KFTL Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 0, 1 -, - Swedish Norrköping C

Main field of study

Logistics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to provide an overview of the air transport area, and the give the students an ability to identify and understand problems that may appear in this area. The students will after the course have an understanding of how air traffic is handled by airlines, aviation authorities, air navigation services and airports. The students will also understand how these different actors interact with each other. After the course the students should be able to:

  • Describe the impact relevant national and international organizations have on air traffic and air transportation, as well as describe the interaction between these organizations
  • Explain how the market for air transportation works and how it is regulated
  • Demonstrate the construction of the air traffic management system in Sweden and Europe and the capacity problem that comes as an effect of this construction
  • Discuss the role of the airport in the global air transportation system
  • Characterize the typical structure of an airline, regarding financing, organization, resources and market position and direction
  • Explain how the different actors in the air transportation system plan their operations, and how this planning affect the operations of the other actors

Course content

  • Organizations in the air transportation system
  • The air transport market
  • The air navigation service
  • The air traffic management system in Europe
  • The airport
  • The airlines
  • Planning of air traffic

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures and seminars. The lectures give the theoretical background. During the seminars, assignments and case studies are discussed. A study visit is also performed.

Examination

UPG1Hand-in Assignments2 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Christiane Schmidt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 78 h
Recommended self-study hours: 82 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Ahmed Abdelghany och Khaled Abdelghany, Introduction to airline management, Introduction to airline management
  • Åkerlind, Olle, Örtlund, Håkan, (2011) The ABZ of flight operations
    ISBN: 9789198009309
    Molkom : Håkan Örtlund produktion, cop. 2011
  • Belobaba, Peter, Odoni, Amedeo R., Barnhart, Cynthia, Bamber, Greg J., (2016) The global airline industry. [Elektronisk resurs] Second edition. Chichester, England : Wiley, 2016.
    ISBN: 9781118881170, 9781118881149
    The main book for the course.
  • Lindh A, Andersson T, Värbrand P and Yuan D, Airport Logistics – Integration of ATM and ground processes.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Hand-in Assignments 2 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Ahmed Abdelghany och Khaled Abdelghany, Introduction to airline management, Introduction to airline management
Åkerlind, Olle, Örtlund, Håkan, (2011) The ABZ of flight operations

ISBN: 9789198009309

Molkom : Håkan Örtlund produktion, cop. 2011

Belobaba, Peter, Odoni, Amedeo R., Barnhart, Cynthia, Bamber, Greg J., (2016) The global airline industry. [Elektronisk resurs] Second edition. Chichester, England : Wiley, 2016.

ISBN: 9781118881170, 9781118881149

The main book for the course.

Lindh A, Andersson T, Värbrand P and Yuan D, Airport Logistics – Integration of ATM and ground processes.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
TEN1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
TEN1

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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