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TLMT415 - Airport Operations

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT415 Course ID: 2989 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of managerial and leadership issues associated with airport operations, to include human resource, union, commercial, legal, security, air and air support operations, and other issues.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe sources of funding for airports and airport funding policies in the United States.
  2. Outline the various airport types and roles.
  3. Examine airport master planning process and its objectives.
  4. Describe the difference between economic impact and cost/benefit studies and their applications.
  5. Identify the majjor environmental impact issues faced by airports, particularly noise issues, and the applicable regulatory requirements and argue advantages/disadvantages.
  6. Define and contrast the various land use planning and control options available to airport managers to deal with noise.
  7. Identify and describe the important airside and landside facilities and services found at large U.S. airports.
  8. Express the nature of the ground access problem at large U.S. airports.
  9. Recount how airport capacity and delay are measured.
  10. Recognize 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. Present the important airport operational regulations covered in FAR Part 139: Certification of Air Carrier Airports & 49CFR part 1500: Airport Security.
  13. Express the public relations concerns of airport managers.
  14. Name and contrast the different types of airport use agreements, and sources of airport revenues and expenses. Develop an airport annual budget.
  15. Detail the difference betweeen economic impact and cost/benefit studies and their applications.
  16. Understand the impotance of SATS and its effect on airport management.

The VitalSource e-­‐book is provided via the APUS Bookstore. Please visit for more information.

Book Title:Airport Planning & Management, 7th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:McGraw-Hill Lib
Author:Young & Wells
Unit Cost:$75.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.