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Structure and Functions of the Global Air Transportation Business

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Structure and Functions of the Global Air Transportation Business
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: ABBG31
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: 1
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.

ABBG31 (P410-0007) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 1, mandatory course
ABBG31 (P410-0007) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 1, 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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
ABBG32 Airline Management
ABBG33 Airport Management
ABBG34 Strategic Airline Management
ABBG51 IT Systems and Organization
ABBG54 Safety and Security in the Airline Industry
ABBG55 Sustainability in the Aviation Industry

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Klein
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Joachim Klein

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with and be able to apply selected basic principles of air traffic (definitions, legal foundations, air traffic policy). They will be able to classify the functions of the global air transport system and illustrate their significance with examples and current key figures.  Students will be able to divide the global aviation system up into "supply" and "demand" sides, name and assign the most important elements of the system (e.g. airlines, airports) to the respective side and describe their services/products/business systems in detail. They will have gained detailed insight into the demand/market side (product requirements, market stimulation, substitution competition and forecast of demand) of air traffic and will be able to estimate the continued development of global air traffic.

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Module content:
The introductory part of the module will provide knowledge about the legal basis and the institutions associated with air traffic, as well as the current air traffic policy. The second part will provide basic knowledge about the functions of the air transport system (ATS), in particular its economic function and ecological dysfunction (air transport and environmental protection). The module focuses on the supply and demand side of the ATS. The most important elements of the supply side: airlines, airports and the aviation industry will be described in detail by means of their services/products and business systems and illustrated with practical examples. The market side (product definition/requirements, market stimulation, substitution competition and forecast demand) will be illustrated by the current results of market analyses and evaluations. The module will end with a review of the key aspects of air transport policy.
The following topics will be addressed:
1.   The basics
1.1. Systematization of air traffic
1.2. Institutions and organizations
1.3. Legal foundations
1.4. Air transport policy
2.   Functions of the global air transport system
2.1. Political functions
2.2. Social functions
2.3. Ecological dysfunction
3.   The supply side of the air transport system
3.1. Products (passage, freight, mail)
3.2. Airlines (business systems, strategies, alliances)
3.3. Airports (business systems, traffic performance)
3.4. Aviation industry (manufacturers, suppliers, financial service providers)
4.   The demand side of the air transport system
4.1. Market segments (reasons for travel, product requirements)
4.2. Market developments
5.   Selected focal points of air transport policy

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture/presentation and discussions, exercises in small groups, presentation of the results of group work, case studies, PowerPoint presentations, blackboard, flip chart, eLearning system Moodle,

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Recommended or required reading:
- Conrady, R., Fichert, F., Sterzenbach, R.: Luftverkehr _ Betriebswirtschaftliches Lehr- und Handbuch, latest edition, Oldenbourg Verlag.
- Pompl, W. (2006): Luftverkehr - Eine ökonomische und politische Einführung,5. Auflage, Springer, Berlin.
- Maurer, P. (2004): Luftverkehrsmanagement _ Basiswissen, 4. Auflage, München. - Wieske-Hartz, H. (2004): Airline
  Operation, Hamburg.
- Schmidt, G.H.E. (2000): Handbuch Airline Management, München.
- Mensen, H. (2013): Handbuch der Luftfahrt, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. - Mensen, H. (2012): Planung, Anlage und
  Betrieb von Flughäfen,
- Schulz, A., Baumann, S., Wiedenmann, S. (2010): Flughafen Management, Oldenburg Verlag,
- Bundesverband der deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft,
- Bundesverband deutscher Fluggesellschaften,
- Flughafenverband ADV,
- AeroSpace and Defence Industrie Association of Europe (ASD),
- International Civil  Aviation Organisation,
- International Air Transport Association,
- Bundesministerium der Justiz, Gesetzestexte,

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