Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and describe the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and its impact on airports.
2. Compare and contrast the various airport types, ownerships and roles in the United States and internationally.
3. Evaluate the economic, political and social impact of airports to the local and global community.
4. Evaluate the role of the U.S. air traffic control system including airspace structure and facility descriptions.
5. Relate and apply the important airport operational regulations covered in FAR Part 139: Certification of Air Carrier Airports.
6. Define and assess the various implications associated with airport security.
7. Assess sources of funding for airports and airport funding policies in the United States.
8. Identify and assess the major environmental impact issues faced by airports, particularly noise, air, and water pollution, and the potential for wildlife incursions.
9. Evaluate the airport master planning process, demonstrating the application of forecasting, capacity and demand.
10. Assess the future of commercial air carriers including the development of very large and very light aircraft including their impact on airport operations.
11. Identify and evaluate the air and landside facilities required to support current and future operational needs.