AVIT 302 - Air Transportation
- Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 102
This course provides an understanding of all aspects of the air transportation industry. Topics include state and federal regulations. Requirements of the past, present and future with respect to aircraft and engine design, airports and supporting facilities are covered. Students are introduced to the practical economics of airline operations and maintenance and factors which affect a profit or loss situation.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of AVIT 302, the student will be able to:
- Be able to give examples of fixed and variable costs associated with a small aviation enterprise and explain how fluctuations in output affect the company's profitability.
- Be able to describe the purpose and general evolution of various U.S. regulatory agencies plus trade associations influencing aviation, including the FAA, CAB, lATA, AT A, ICAO, AOPA, NBAA, and GAMA.
- Be able to summarize the growth of commercial aviation including the Spoils Conference, Mail Act of 1934, introduction of instrument flying, introduction of the DC-3, the postwar boom, the jet age, the introduction of jumbo jets, airline deregulation, and the modern era.
- Be knowledgable about the development of general aviation, including the roaring 20s, the great air races of the 1930s, the postwar aircraft boom, the booming 60s and 70s, plus give reasons for the significant reduction in general aviation flying that has taken place in recent decades.
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