2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Aviation Management and Logistics|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) three times per week over 2 weeks. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Class participation (10%), group case study work (35%), group research work including presentations (35%), final exam (20%)|
|Description||The aviation industry is growing and changing rapidly with resulting commercial opportunities in all elements of the aviation value chain. Participants in this course will develop an understanding of the strategies, business models and economics of operating airlines and airports as well as their role in the global aviation supply chain. Airline topics include airline strategies, cost/risk management, mergers and acquisitions, the formation and management of alliances, yield/revenue management, financial analysis, benchmarking, cargo operations, aviation logistics (i.e., spare parts), and distribution and management of air transport in remote regions. Despite fuel price volatilities, airport capacity constraints and other challenges of the aviation industry, the growth in air traffic, particularly in Asia/Pacific, opens up huge revenue growth potential, employment opportunities, innovation and enlarged private sector involvement. The course involves group assignments and case study presentations.|