Airline Planning and Operations

AVA10006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

The major learning objectives of this unit are to facilitate an understanding of the functions, processes and relationships involved in planning, executing and controlling airline ground operations. The unit examines some of the complexities of planning, coordinating, and controlling a modern airline fleet in the context of operational and commercial environments.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:

1. Identify fundamental airline strategies and business models
2. Describe the characteristics of commercial and operational preparatory steps undertaken by airlines
3. Describe the inter-relationships among key airline operational and commercial areas
4. Determine the key functional areas that underpin routine and irregular airline operations
5. Demonstrate initiative and creativity within a team environment, to critically analyse and solve an airline scheduling problem and present a completed schedule through written communication
6. Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement, within a team environment, to solve operational problems and present solutions through written communication.