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Airport Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Airport Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015
Module code: ABBG33
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (120 minutes)

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

ABBG33 (P410-0009) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 6, mandatory course
ABBG33 (P410-0009) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
ABBG31 Structure and Functions of the Global Air Transportation Business

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Klein
Prof. Dr. Joachim Klein (lecture)

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the Air Traffic Act (LuftVG) as well as the implementation/amendment regulations based on it and will be able to assess the requirements of the technical regulations and administrative procedures relating to the flight operations of an airline. They will gain in-depth insight into the political and economic significance and global traffic performance of airports. Students will be able to outline the basic structures, functions and processes of airports and link them to the work of a pilot in aircraft, passenger, baggage and cargo handling. They will be able to assess the economic importance of an airport as a location factor, present its ecological dysfunction and measures for sustainability.

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Module content:
The introductory part of the module will provide in-depth knowledge about the legal foundations of airport approval and operation and provide an overview of the worldwide traffic performance (actual/forecast) of airports.
The second part will provide extensive basic knowledge about the basic structures, functions and processes within the framework of aircraft, passenger, baggage and cargo handling. Due to the increasing importance of air freight, the main areas of air freight will be dealt with in a separate chapter. The module will close with a detailed analysis of the economic significance of airports and a discussion on their ecological dysfunction and the measures taken by airports to achieve sustainability. Topics in this module are:
1.        Basics of planning and operating airports
1.1.        Definition and legal foundations
1.2.        Interest groups and institutions
1.3.        Traffic performance of airports: Current status and prognosis
2.        Structure and infrastructure elements of airports
2.1.        The approach/departure area (obstacle restrictions, navigation)
2.2.        The taxiway (surfaces, runways, lights, markings/signs)
2.3.        The runway (elements, layout, markings, equipment)
2.4.        The terminal (concepts, components/partitioning, capacities/design)
2.5.        The landside connection of the airport (transport infrastructure, public transport, private transport)
2.6.        General Aviation and helicopter infrastructure
2.7.        Air cargo infrastructure (general cargo, integrator facilities_)
2.8.        Flight planning and slot management
2.9.        Resource planning
2.10.        IT infrastructure and systems
3.        Handling processes (airport handling)
3.1.        Basics and definitions (IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM), IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM), IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (ISGHA), Ground Handling Equipment)
3.2.        Passenger and baggage handling (Passenger, baggage, cargo/mail handling)
3.3.        Aircraft handling (Aircraft handling, loading, load control, movement control)
3.4.        Runway control (Airside management and safety)
3.5.        Aviation security and quality control
4.        The importance of air freight
4.1.        The product air freight
4.2.        Freight traffic flow and infrastructure
4.3.        Legal regulations
4.4.        Characteristics of mail and freight handling
5.        The airport as a commercial enterprise
5.1.        The airport as an economic and location factor
5.2.        Business models and future sources of income
5.3.        Case study: Cologne-Bonn airport as an economic and location factor
6.        The ecological dysfunction of airports
6.1.        Resource consumption
6.2.        Aircraft noise protection and avoidance
6.3. Environmental protection and sustainability

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, discussions, group work, case study, Moodle eLearning system,

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Recommended or required reading:
- Luftverkehrsgesetz (LuftVG),
- Luftsicherheitsgesetz (LuftSiG),
- International Civil Aviation Organization  (ICAO) (2016). Annex 14 to Convention on International Civil Aviation - Aerodormes - Volume I Aerodrome Design and Operations. Seventh Edition 2016. Montréal Canada,
- IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM),
- IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM),
- IATA Standard Ground  Handling Agreement (ISGHA),
- Schulz, A. , Baumann, S.,  Wiedenmann, S. (2010): Flughafen Management, Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, München,
- Mensen, H. (2013): Planung, Anlage und Betrieb von Flughäfen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg,
- Mensen, H. (2013): Handbuch der Luftfahrt. Springer-Verlag. Berlin Heidelberg,
- Michael Trumpfheller (2006) :Strategisches Flughafenmanagement: Positionierung und Wertschöpfung von Flughafentypen,
  Deutsche Universitäts-Verlag /Gabler Wissenschafts Verlag, Wiesbaden
- Alexander Wells, A., Young, S. (2004): Airport Planning & Management, McGraw Hill Professional,

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