Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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101-0499-00L  Basics in Air Transport

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersP. Wild
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe course explains main principles of air transport in general and elaborates on simple interdisciplinary topics.
Since working on broad topics like aerodynamics, manufacturers, airport operation, business aviation, business models etc. the students gets a good overview in air Transportation.
ObjectiveUnderstand and explain basics, principles and contexts in the broader air transport industry.
Lay the foundation of working in or with the air transport industry.
Ideal foundation for Aviation II - Management of Air Transport
ContentWeekly: 1h independent preparation; 2h lectures and 1 h training with an expert in the respective field

Concept: This course will be tought as Aviation I. A subsequent course is under evaluation.

Content: Transport as part of the overall transportation scheme; Aerodynamics; Aircraft (A/C) Designs & Structures; A/C Operations; Law Enforcement; Maintenance & Manufacturers; Airport Operations & Planning; Customs & Security; ATC & Airspace; Air Freight; General Aviation; Business Jet Operations; Business models within Airline Industry; Military Operations.

Technical visit: This course includes a guided tour at Zurich Airport (baggage sorting system, apron, ATC Tower).

Examination: written, 60 min, open books (Examination in German; Answers may be given in English)
Lecture notesSlides are provided prior to each class
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the lecturers respective there will be additional Information upon registration
Prerequisites / NoticeWe will also use English papers