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ASCI 412 : Corporate and Business Aviation

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Corporate and Business Aviation
The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the operation of a corporate flight department, value of management mobility, aircraft and equipment evaluation, maintenance, flight operations, administration, and fiscal considerations.

The primary goal of this course is to acquaint the student with operational and administrative factors unique to corporate and business aviation. The course emphasizes the establishment and operation of a corporate flight department. Topics include managerial efficiency, aircraft evaluation and selection, flight operations, safety, customer service, maintenance, administration and fiscal management. Also included are overall operating objectives and constraints peculiar to corporate aviation. Corporate aviation's contribution to the business community is emphasized. The course presents to the student a compilation of those techniques and procedures generally accepted as standard by professional corporate and business aviation managers. It is designed to prepare the student destined for flight crew or managerial duties with an appreciation for the administrative problems faced by a corporate flight department in meeting its mission of mobility. The student will gain an understanding of how to efficiently apply modern management techniques and resources to accomplish this mission.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Define corporate and business aviation, discuss the forces and events contributing to the development of corporate aviation and current issues like lot affect its future course.

2. Evaluate basic management principles as applied to corporate/business operations.

3. Describe current corporate aircraft and their performance characteristics.

4. Define the regulatory environment in which corporate flight departments operate.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

5. Plan the organization and basic operating procedures of a flight department appropriate to the needs of the company and the kinds of operations anticipated.

6. Generate criteria for determining the advisability of acquiring a corporate aircraft and apply these criteria to different elements of a feasibility study.

7. Describe and apply the factors to consider when purchasing, leasing, or selling a corporate aircraft.

8. Explain existing security and flight procedures for domestic and international flight.

9. Describe and apply the factors that influence how maintenance will be performed on corporate and business aircraft.

10. Evaluate unique aircraft financing, depreciation, tax, insurance, and initial outfitting procedures to support corporate aircraft.

11. Understand and assess the role human resources play in safety, utility and efficiency.

12. Prepare a proposal (Feasibility Study) which analyzes the viability and cost- effectiveness of launching a corporate flight department.

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
Dr. Clint R. Balog - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
Key: 50