Module Description

Module: Flight Guidance and Airline Operations

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Airline OperationsLecture3Summer Semester
Introduction to Flight GuidanceLecture3Winter Semester
Introduction to Flight GuidanceRecitation Section (large)1Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Volker Gollnick

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

  • Bachelor Mech. Eng.
  • Vordiplom Mech. Eng.
  • Lecture Air Transportation Systems

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge
  1. Principles of Air Traffic Management and technologies
  2. Design and modelling of traffic flows, avionics and sensor systems, cockpit design
  3. Principles of Airline organization and business
  4. Fleet setup, fleet operation, aircraft selection, maintenance, repair overhaul technologies and business
Capabilities
  • Understanding and application of different interdisciplinary interdependencies
  • Integration and assessment of new technologies in the air transportation system
  • Modelling and assessment of flight guidance systems
  • Airline fleet planning and fleet operation

Personal Competence

Social Competence
  • Working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Communication
Autonomy

Organization of workflows and -strategies

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 82, Study Time in Lecture: 98


Course: Airline Operations (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Karl Echtermeyer

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

  1. Introdution and overview
  2. Airline business models
  3. Interdependencies in flight planning (network management, slot management, netzwork structures, aircraft circulation)
  4. Operative flight preparation (weight & balance, payload/range, etc.)
  5. fleet policy
  6. Aircraft assessment and fleet planning
  7. Airline organisation
  8. Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul

Literature:

Volker Gollnick, Dieter Schmitt: The Air Transport System, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2014

Paul Clark: Buying the big jets, Ashgate 2008

Mike Hirst: The Air Transport System, AIAA, 2008


Course: Introduction to Flight Guidance

Lecturer:

Volker Gollnick

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Introduction and motivation Flight guidance principles (airspace structures, organization of air navigation services, etc.) Navigation Radio navigation Satellite navigation Principles of flight measurement techniques Measurement of position (geometric methods, distance measurement, direction measurement) Determination of the aircraft attitude (magnetic field- and inertial sensors) Measurement of speed Airspace surveillance (radar systems) Commuication systems Avionics architectures (computer systems, bus systems) Cockpit systems and displays (cockpit design, cockpit equipment)

Literature:

Rudolf Brockhaus, Robert Luckner, Wolfgang Alles: "Flugregelung", Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2012 Holger Flühr: "Avionik und Flugsicherungssysteme", Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2013 Volker Gollnick, Dieter Schmitt "Air Transport Systems", Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2014