Course Outline

ASCI 645 : Airport Operations and Management

Preview Workflow

Viewing: ASCI 645-WW : Airport Operations and Management

Last approved: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:21:51 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:21:50 GMT

College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Airport Operations and Management
This course focuses on management and operation of public use airports. Topics covered include traffic forecasting, sources of revenues and expenses, management of passenger and cargo terminal buildings, ground handling of passengers and baggage, ground access systems, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Regulations dealing with airport operations. Current problems with environmental impact, land-use planning and control, airport capacity and delay, public relations, airport finance, airport privatization, liability, and economic impact are discussed.

This course is designed to give the graduate student an in-depth look at the regulation, financing, revenue/expense sources, safety, security, planning, design, and management of air carrier airports in the United States.

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.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

Web & Chat:
Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428


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 Item 100

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
Dan D’Innocenti - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
Key: 170