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ASCI 401 : Airport Development and Operations

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Airport Development and Operations
Managerial problems of small- and medium-size airports and fixed base operations are examined, with emphasis on federal, state, and local obligations; leases; internal guidelines; and community relations.

This course is designed to give the potential airport manager the basic practical background necessary for planning the development and operation of an airport. The student will also receive training in the daily operations and administration of the airport and its associated community relations problems.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Comprehend the historical development of the U.S. Airport-Airway System and the need for an integration of plans.

2. Explain the role of the airport manager and his relationship with local airport organizational structures, aviation agencies, tenants and trade associations.

3. Appreciate the need for airport financial planning and budgeting.

4. Realize the importance of good community relations and citizen participation to the success of an airport

5. Describe and discuss the requirements of the National Airport System Plan and demonstrate the ability to apply these requirements to the airport development-planning task.

6. Summarize federal legislation pertaining to airports and the effect of the various acts on planning and development.

7. Describe the role ofthe airport manager, airport organizational structures, aviation agencies and trade associations.

8. Analyze and prioritize problems attendant to initial airport construction and airport expansion.

9. Develop and incorporate the airport planning process, the airport master planning process and forecasting techniques into a workable plan.

10. Evaluate the airport and its environment, particularly the noise issue.

11. Recognize and discuss those Federal Aviation Regulations that are pertinent to airport operations.

12. Appraise and justify recommendations to resolve current issues in airport operations and security.

13. 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
Mr. Walter Lawson - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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