151-0228-00L  Management of Air Transport (Aviation II)

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersP. Wild
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0228-00 GManagement of Air Transport (Aviation II)3 hrs
Wed16:15-19:00ML E 12 »
P. Wild

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AbstractProviding an overview in management, planning, processes and operations in air transport, the lecture shall enable students to operate and lead a unit within that industry. In addition, the modules provide a good understanding for other transport modes and are a sort of "Mini MBA" (topics see below). Ideally, students complete first "Basics of Air Transport" yet there is no requirement for it.
ObjectiveAfter completion of the course, they shall be familiar with tasks, processes and interactions and have the ability to understand implications of developments in the airlines industry and its environment. This shall enable them to work within the air transport industry.
ContentOverall concept: This lecture builds on the content of lecture "Basics of Air Transport" (151-0227-00L) and provides deeper insights into the airline industry and managment practises. The lecture is taught by svereal different experts from Lufthansa, SWISS, and Federal Office of Civil Aviation.

Weekly: 1h independent preparation; 2h lectures and 1 h exercises with an expert in the respective field

Content: Strategy, Alliances & Joint Ventures, Negotiations with Stakeholder, Environmental Protection, Safety & Risk Management, Airline Economics, Network Management, Revenue Management & Pricing, Sales & Distribution, Airline Marketing, Scheduling & Slot Management, Fleet Management & Leasing, Continuing Airworthiness Management, Supply Chain Management, Operational Steering.

Excursion: Depending on COVID 19, we plan an excursion to the freight terminals at Zurich Airport and visits at SWISS Dispatch, Network Operations Control and Dispo.
Lecture notesNo offical lecture notes. Lecturers' slides will be made available
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the lecturers respective there will be additional Information upon registration
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersP. Wild
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationComputer based examination (Moodle exam at fix based station at ETHZ).
Although the exam is open book, we recommend to attend most lectures.

Distance Exams will not be offered. For exchange students there is however the opportunity to request a preponed oral exam.
Written aidsOpen book; own paper summaries allowed, yet NO computers/phones or electronic sumarries accepted
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.
Distance examinationIt is not possible to take a distance examination.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

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