- One Semester or equivalent
Aims and objectives
At the completion of this unit students should have a good understanding of the role of airports in the development of commercial and social interaction, of the evolving nature of ownership and management of airports, of the regulatory and planning requirements applicable to airports and of the design parameters applicable to new and developing airports.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify requirements, sizing and siting of airport airside facilities
2. Identify installation and siting requirements for navigation aids and airport lighting
3. Discuss the provision of airport access and aspects of parking requirements
4. Determine runway, taxiway, apron and pavement planning and use considerations
5. Specify airport limitations such as obstacle clearances
6. Evaluate environmental impact factors of an airport’s operations
7. Demonstrate through the acquisition of technical knowledge and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments of airports.