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ASCI 617 : Airport Safety and Certification

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Airport Safety and Certification
This course provides a review and analysis of all Federal regulations applicable to safe conduct of airport operations. The requirements for airport certification are covered as well as airport environmental protection and occupational safety compliance. Day-to-day safe operations are emphasized.

The course is designed to provide the student with the ability: 1) to discuss and analyze the requirements for airport certification and airport operational safety; 2) to conduct an Airport Safety Inspection and to identify and mitigate risk factors; 3) to understand the consequences of an accident as a result of non-compliance of regulations; and 4) to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of airport operations.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Understand and apply airport certification requirements and the involvement of both the FAA and the airport in compliance issues.

2. Prepare and/or evaluate an Airport Certification Manual in accordance with guidelines set forth in FAR

139. 3. Demonstrate winter operations impact on safety. Create a snow plan in accordance with FAA AC 150/5200-30*.

4. Analyze airport aircraft rescue and fire fighting requirements as set forth in FAR

139. The implication of proper index capability is reviewed.

5. Evaluate the handling of hazardous materials and fueling operations conducted at an airport.

6. Write/evaluate an Airport Emergency Plan utilizing FAR 139 and AC150-5200-31*.

7. Conduct an airport self inspection, report findings and recommend corrective actions in accordance with applicable regulations.

8. Evaluate and mitigate risk factors associated with construction operations at airports.

9. Identify, assess and develop mitigation strategies to comply with wildlife management requirements both from the standpoint of protection and control.

10. Identify, evaluate and mitigate risk factors associated with Runway Safety.

11. Identify, assess and mitigate risk factors associated with hazardous materials handling and fueling operations.

12. Analyze and mitigate the environmental impact of airports in accordance with EPA guidelines.

13. Understand and apply Safety Management Systems to airport operations and certification.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

14. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Katherine A. Moran - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian R. McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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