Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Assess sources of funding for airports and airport funding policies in the United States.
2. Compare and contrast the various airport types and roles.
3. Evaluate the airport master planning process and its objectives.4. Generate traffic demand forecasts using statistical applications.
5. Identify the major environmental impact issues faced by airports, particularly noise issues, and the applicable regulatory requirements, and argue advantages/disadvantages.
6. Compare and contrast the various land use planning and control options available to airport managers to deal with noise.
7. Assess the important airside and landside facilities and services found at large U.S. airports.
8. Evaluate the nature of the ground access problem at large US airports.
9. Interpret how airport capacity and delay are measured.
10. Construct an organizational chart representing the management structure and organization for an airport authority.
11. Identify and explain the kinds of activities normally handled by airport operations staff.
12. Distinguish the important airport operational regulations covered in FAR Part 139: Certification of Air Carrier Airports.
13. Appraise the public relations concerns of airport managers.
14. Compare and contrast the different types of airport use agreements and sources of airport revenues and expenses. Develop an airport annual budget.
15. Assess some of the important legal precedents and case law relevant to airport managers.
16. Compare and contrast the difference between economic impact and cost/benefit studies and their applications.