Organization Winter Semester

⇒ The lecture will be conducted via online videos as well as either on-site Q&As or lectures. The final setup will be decided by student vote at the end of September/beginning of October (for participation in the vote please sign up for the course).

Fundamentals of Aircraft Operations

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterWintersemester 2021/22


* Termin abgesagt


The lecture "Fundamentals of Aircraft Operations" covers a multidisciplinary spectrum of all essential topics of aircraft and flight operations with a focus on commercial air transport. Based on the historical development of the civil air transport system, the lecture presents actors, operational procedures and framework conditions of air transport and offers in this context also an outlook on the potential and impact of new technologies. In detail the lecture contains the following thematic blocks: History of civil air transport, overview of aircraft design, aircraft operators, airports, air traffic control, commercial aircraft operations, environmental impact of air transport, electric aircraft, unmanned aircraft (military flight operations, aircraft maintenance).

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

Grundlagen der Luftfahrttechnik (recommended), Aircraft Design (recommended)

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

There will be a written examination. The aim of this exam is to prove that a problem in the subject matter covered can be identified in a limited time and without any aids (except a non-programmable calculator), and that ways to a solution can be found. The examination questions cover the entire lecture material. The answers require partly own formulations, partly ticking of given multiple answers. In addition, short arithmetical problems are set.

Empfohlene Literatur

Mensen, Heinrich: Handbuch der Luftfahrt, Springer Vieweg, Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Bazargan, Massoud: Airline Operations and Scheduling, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Hampshire 2004 Clark, Paul: Buying the Big Jets, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Hampshire 2007 Ashford, Norman: Airport Operations, McGraw Hill Book Co., New York 2013 Mensen, Heinrich: Moderne Flugsicherung, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg 2004