Environment & Sustainability Issues in Aviation

AVA80024 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil

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

At the conclusion of this Unit, students should have a good understanding of the broader issues affecting air transportation at international and local level for both government and operators of services. Additionally, students should gain sufficient insights into wider business issues relating to this highly regulated and complex industry

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe how commercial aircraft and the associated support operations affect the global climate.
2. List the social and economic benefits of aircraft operations – including, but not limited to, their adverse impacts of noise and emissions.
3. Describe the targets and mechanisms for reduction of the impact of aircraft operations on noise and emissions.
4. Explain the role of regulators in setting binding targets for future standards of noise and emissions.
5. Describe how the use of emissions (carbon) trading schemes can set caps in total emissions.
6. Identify the role of alternative fuels and manufacturing processes in promoting the sustainability of future resources.
7. Demonstrate through the acquisition of technical knowledge and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments relating to environmental issues.