Core Module Information
Module title: Air Transport Operations

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM09130
Module leader: Pavlos Arvanitis
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: Transport, airport or airline management related courses at equivalent of SCQF8. AND AND Pre-requisite: [Module TSM08111] Airport Management AND Pre-requisite: [Module TSM08117] Transport for Tourism

Description of module content:

This module provides an in-depth exploration of the operational challenges, issues and solutions within the international air transport sector. Drawing on current academic theory and industry challenges, the module gives you insight into the practical and operational issues associated with airports, airlines and the wider sector. The importance of management capabilities and the human resource are a key element of focus to enhance employability skills and will equip you with a working knowledge of successful operational management. Thereafter, the module focusses on key operational activities inherent to air transport, namely passenger services, ground handling, cargo/freight and crisis management. The module also encourages you to explore future directions for air transport operations by exploring the sustainability agenda and digital innovations in a rapidly evolving sector. The module builds on modules such as Transport for Tourism, Airport Management and Global Airline Industry to explore the unique nature of air transport operations. Subsequently, the module provides a foundation for further study into Airline Strategy & Marketing and Airline Management at Level 10.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse the composition of airport transport from an operational perspective.

LO2: Evaluate the importance of management capabilities and the human resource in air transport operations.

LO3: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of passenger services, ground handling and cargo operations.

LO4: Appraise approaches to crisis planning and continuity in air transport.

LO5: Critically evaluate the challenges and solutions associated with digital technology and sustainability in air transport operations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pavlos Arvanitis
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 11
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning On-demand Webinar 2
Online Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 25 1~2 6 , WORDS= 3000
Portfolio 75 3~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TSM09130 Air Transport Operations