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ASCI 254 : Aviation Legislation

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aviation Legislation
This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety, legislation, airport development, funding legislation and international aviation legislation.

The overall goal of this course is to instill in the student an appreciation for the impact of historical events and legislative acts on the development and control of aviation as it exists today. Particular attention will be paid to the role that the Federal Government played in this process.

1. Evaluate the contributions made by the early pioneers in the development of commercial aviation.

2. Discuss the major provisions and impact of the Department of Transportation Act of

1966. 3. List the major contributions the post office made in the development of commercial aviation.

4. Identify the major problems in aviation that resulted in the federal government taking action to pass the Air Commerce Act of 1926 and the Civil Aeronautics Act of

1938. 5. Compare the events that led to the writing of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to the events that resulted in Federal Legislation in 1926 and

1938. 6. Discuss the major provisions of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.7. Identify the causes and impacts of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

8. Recognize and explain the importance of World War II in the development of commercial aircraft following the war including the inauguration of jet service in the 1950s.

9. Assess the ramifications of deregulation, including its affect on airline employees, the traveling public, air traffic control, and air carrier business models.

10. Appraise the role of government in attempting to prevent undue commercial advantage in an unregulated environment.

11. Review and explain the history of international aviation relations by focusing on the conferences, conventions and treaties that shaped and affected international agreements between nations in aviation matters.

12. Discuss the development of Commercial Space Transportation, the responsibility of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the international treaties that pertain to flight in space.

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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.

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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. Larry W. Jenkins - 3/1/2015
Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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