Airline Planning and Operations

AVA10006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

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

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.