Aircraft Design and Operations

AVA20006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Nil - AVA10007 is recommended as either a pre-requisite or corequisite


Nil - AVA10007 is recommended as either a pre-requisite or corequisite

Aims and objectives

To provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the design principles behind the design of an aircraft. The performance aspects are also extended to address the economics of flight of jet transports. Exposure and use is given to imperial and metric units as used in the aviation industry.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. to describe how factors such as weight, wing area, engine power, drag and high lift devices effect aircraft performance and to apply basic estimation techniques to determine an aircraft configuration to meet a specified mission,
2. to compose gust and manoeuvre diagrams,
3. to describe the principles behind jet transport performance in an airline environment and how they affect the cost of operation,
4. to be able to use imperial units in basic engineering calculations.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) developed in this Unit
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following CLOs:
2. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of Aviation Human Factors, Aviation Management and Aviation Technology to critically analyse and solve problems and implement solutions in global professional airline, airport and aviation practice.