Course Title: Airline Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Airline Operations

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2410

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009

AERO2410

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2410

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

AERO2490

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh2 16,
Offsh3 16

AERO2490

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17

Course Coordinator: Dr David Lyon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8349

Course Coordinator Email: david.lyon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 057.03.033


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Introduction to Aviation, or equivalent.


Course Description

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of airline operational strategy. You will examine the various types of airline route structures, in particular hub-and-spoke and point-to-point networks. Based on airline network strategy, fleet planning is also investigated. The airline as a product will be explored including product design and alliance strategies. The importance of fuel on airline operations will be evaluated in terms of its economic impact, and special consideration will be given to fuel conservation. All of these aspects will then be encapsulated in the context of air fare structures and their distribution and yield management and their importance for airline operations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognise the economic aspects of airline operations, including airline financing
  2. Map the airline passenger fleet planning process
  3. Apply knowledge of key principles to airline passenger flight scheduling
  4. Utilise airline passenger market research and forecasting
  5. Analyse airline passenger products
  6. Map the airline air fare structures and distinguish revenue management systems
  7. Reconcile competing expectations of airline passenger aircraft fuel consumption and fuel conservation strategies


This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) / Bachelor of Business (Management) programs.

Needs, context and systems:
• Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

Problem-solving and design:
• Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and/ or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through lectures, directed reading, class room discussion, and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on “myRMIT Studies”. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the course lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment item: Individual assignment
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: 1

Assessment item: Individual analytic report
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,2,3,5,6

Assessment item: Final examination
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,3,4,7