AVIATION MANAGEMENT COURSES



AVM 102. Aviation Management and Weather (3)
Three hours per week. Course will focus on essential aviation management issues related to airports, airlines, and air traffic control. General meteorology and weather related issues that affect airport, airline and air traffic control operations will also be examined.

AVM 301. Aviation History & Development (3)
Three hours per week. A review of aviation from Kitty Hawk to the Shuttle. Special emphasis will be given to those political and geographical situations which contributed to the development of aviation. The influence of World Wars I and II and the subsequent technological developments in aviation will be stressed. An examination of those aspects of aviation that have contributed to its rapid growth.

AVM 302. Aviation Economics (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ECON 201. A review of supply and demand and their application to aviation. An examination of airline route structure and guidelines that have contributed to relative successes and failures of various air carriers. Inter-national trade in regard to air commerce also will be studied. Factors contributing to the economic health of airlines such as yield management and cost control are addressed.

AVM 306. Airport Planning & Management (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: MGT 310. Acquaints the student with the basic concepts of airport planning and management. Master planning and the legal and statutory framework within which airports operate are discussed, along with the operational, financial, environmental, and public service aspects of an airport’s existence. Fundamentals of airport configuration are introduced including design requirements for both landside and airside facilities. Personnel resources and day-to-day management also will be examined.

AVM 311. Airline Management (3; F/S)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: MGT 310. Acquaints the student with the basic concepts of airline management and operations. Applied concepts of business, personnel and management as they relate to the airline industry. An airline business simulation will accompany the course.

AVM 403. The Aviation Transportation System Environment (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Junior status. A study of the history, current status, and future development of the National Airspace System. Surveys air navigation facilities and systems and examines air traffic control structure, organization and procedures with particular emphasis on the legislative and regulatory roots of the system. Introduces international air traffic management agreements and operations.

AVM 404. Civil Aviation Operations (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: MGT 310. A study of general aviation businesses. How to manage aircraft operations on a profitable basis within the regulatory framework of the federal government. Examines competition, growth, liability, and good business management practices. Considers personnel recruiting, training and management, along with effective supervision and control.

AVM 405. Advanced Air Traffic Control (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: AVS 101, AVS 102 and AVM 403. This course includes advanced radar, non-radar and tower procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of all ATC procedures, airspace utility and separation standards is stressed with a focus on the terminal ATC environment. The curriculum will also encompass the FAA’s Air Traffic Basics Course to ensure students have a broad knowledge of the aviation industry and possess the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in ATC training.

AVM 406. Aviation Law (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Junior status. The application of business law practices to aviation. Considers land acquisition, airport liability, lease contracts, product liability and government regulations. International law and treaties that affect the aviation industry will be studied.

AVM 407. Crew Resource Management (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Senior status and AVO 314. Capstone course for Aviation Management & Flight Operations (AVO) majors. The study of psychological factors that affect the efficiency and safety of flight. The course emphasizes airline cockpit crew coordination, situational awareness, communication, workload management, decision-making, automation management, critical thinking, and human error management.

AVM 432. Strategies in Aviation Management (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Senior status. Capstone course for Aviation Management (AVM) majors. Course will use case studies and emphasize real-world problem solving and strategic management in all facets of the aviation industry.

AVM 480. Special Topics in Aviation – Elective (var. 1-3) 
One to three hours per week. Prerequisites: AVM 302 and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits as content changes. A study of selected topics of major interest in aviation not covered in other course offerings. The topic for the semester will be indicated in advance.

AVM 490. Internship in Aviation Management – Elective (var. 1-12) 
Five to 15 hours per week. Prerequisites: Junior status and a 2.5 overall GPA of or better and 3.0 GPA or better in the major. For additional information and requirements, see the introduction to the Davis College of Business section in this catalog and consult with the Division of Aeronautics.

AVM 610. Risk Management in Commercial Aviation (3) 
This course is a study of the Federal Administration’s Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS) and its effect on the conduct of business in commercial aviation. ATOS is a risk management process used by the FAA as its primary surveillance methodology for certificated air carriers. At the conclusion of this course, students will have a practical understanding of the FAA’s ATOS system as it applies to the management of a certificated air carrier, effects on major air transportation companies, and impact on the practical economies of air carrier operations

AVM 620. Airport Management (3)  
This course provides a detailed introduction to the Airport as a complex business enterprise. The goal is to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the complex business and commercial functions required for successful airport operations and planning. Tactical and strategic decisions, aircraft maintenance, schedule and route planning will be discussed in depth. Additionally, marketing management and customer delivery systems including advertising, product planning and customer service are included. Case studies provide real world association with the course principles. Students in the Aviation Management concentration who complete AVM 620 will be exempt from taking the DSIM 570 core course.

AVM 630. Airline Management (3)
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the functional activities required for airline operations and planning. Tactical and strategic decisions, aircraft maintenance, schedule and route planning are discussed in depth. Additionally, marketing management and customer delivery systems, to include advertising, product planning and customer service are included. Case studies provide real world association with the course principles.