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Performance and Flight Planning II & Navigation II

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Performance and Flight Planning II & Navigation II
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015
Module code: ABBG48
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: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Exam (minimum of 75% to pass) 90 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.

ABBG48 (P410-0011) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 3, mandatory course
ABBG48 (P410-0011) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, 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):
ABBG43 Performance and Flight Planning I & Navigation I
ABBG61 Visual Flight Training I

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
ABBG411 ATPL Test Preparation

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Module coordinator:
Matthias Lehmann (lecture)
Rolf Weymar (lecture)

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Learning outcomes:
Performance and Flight Planning II (broader term):
Performance and Flight Planning is subdivided into the subjects:
-        Mass & Balance
-        Airplane Performance
-        Flight Planning & Monitoring
After successfully completing this part of the course, students will have comprehensive knowledge about definitions, mass and balance considerations and limitations while operating an airplane and will be able to calculate aircraft loadings, CG positions for the safe operation of airplane certified according to CS 25.  Students will be familiar with the flight mechanical and aerodynamical principles and concepts of airplane performance, know the legal requirements for operating airplanes according to performance class B and will be able to calculate the required parameters for all phases of flight for this type of airplane. They will be able to gather all information necessary to plan a commercial flight according to IFR. At the end of mass & balance, performance and flight planning considerations and calculation, students will be able to make proper decisions about the operationality of a flight under given conditions and will be able to assess the risk contained therein.
Navigation II (broader term):
Navigation is subdivided into the subjects:
_        General Navigation
_        Radio Navigation
After successfully completing this part of the course, students will be able to navigate an airplane according to visual and instrument flight rules by the application of methods of determining position, course and distance in order to travel to a pre-determined destination.  For that to happen, students must have a high level of knowledge and practice in all applicable navigation methods.

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Module content:
Performance and Flight Planning II
1.        Mass and balance
1.1.        Allowed take off mass
1.2.        Maximum traffic and fuel load
1.3.        Cargo loading and limitations
1.4.        The effect of mass and its distribution
1.5.        Aerodynamic chord and CG position
1.6.        Adjusting the CG position
1.7.        Methods of weighing airplanes
1.8.        Weighing passengers, crew and baggage
1.9.        Performance class A medium range jet transport airplane load & trim
1.10.        Performance class A long range jet transport airplane load & trim
2.        Airplane performance
2.1.        Performance legislation
2.2.        Performance class A take-off theory
2.3.        Aerodrome distances
2.4.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane take-off
2.5.        Additional take-off techniques or procedures
2.6.        The initial take-off climb
2.7.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane en-route
2.8.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane landing
2.9.        Calculation exercises
3.        Flight planning and monitoring
3.1.        IFR flight planning
3.2.        IFR navigation log
3.3.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane simplified planning
3.4.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane detailed flight planning
3.5.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane flight plans
3.6.        Pre-flight planning
3.7.        Monitoring the flight_s progress
3.8.        Contingency planning
3.9.        Performance class A medium-range jet transport airplane non-normal operations
3.10.        Long range flight
3.11.        Calculation exercises
Navigation II
1.        General navigation
1.1.        Aeronautical charts
1.2.        Polar stereographic projection
1.3.        Grid navigation
1.4.        Radio plotting techniques
1.5.        Vertical navigation
1.6.        The flight log
1.7.        In-flight actions
1.8.        Time
1.9.        The air almanac
2.        Radio navigation
2.1.        Distance measuring equipment
2.2.        Instrument landing system
2.3.        Microwave landing system
2.4.        Basic radar theory
2.5.        Weather radar
2.6.        Secondary surveillance radar
2.7.        Area navigation
2.8.        Flight management system
2.9.        Satellite navigation system (cont.)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lectures, exercises, calculations/ppt and keynote presentations, white board, flip chart, iTunes U, iPad or MacBook,

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Recommended or required reading:
-        ATPL learning objectives, EASA 2016
-        ATPL Aeroplane Performance, Slate Ltd. 2012
-        ATPL Flight Planning, Slate Ltd. 2014
-        ATPL Mass and Balance, Slate Ltd. 2014
-        ATPL General Navigation, Slate Ltd. 2012
-        ATPL Radio Navigation, Slate Ltd. 2012
-        Certification and Specifications _Part 25_, EASA (latest version)
-        Certifications and Specifications _Part Definitions_, EASA (latest version)
-        Regulation(EU) 965 2012 Part CAT / AMC and GM to Part CAT

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