AE1012 Air transportation and Aircraft Maintenance Syllabus

AE1012 AIR TRANSPORTAION AND AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE 3 0 0 100

OBJECTIVE
To study the concepts of air transportation and the maintenance management of aircraft.

1. INTRODUCTION 8
Development of air transportation, comparison with other modes of transport – Role of IATA, ICAO – The general aviation industry airline – Factors affecting general aviation, use of aircraft, airport: airline management and organisation – levels of management, functions of management, Principles of
organisation planning the organisation – chart, staff departments & line departments.

2. AIRLINE ECONOMICS 10
Forecasting – Fleet size, Fleet planning, the aircraft selection process, operating cost, passenger capacity, load factor etc. – Passenger fare and tariffs – Influence of geographical, economic & political factors on routes and route selection.

FLEET PLANNING: The aircraft selection process – Fleet commonality, factors affecting choice of fleet, route selection and Capitol acquisition – Valuation & Depreciation – Budgeting, Cost planning – Aircrew evaluation – Route analysis – Aircraft evaluation.

3. PRINCIPLES OF AIRLINES SCHEDULING 10
Equipment maintenance, Flight operations and crew scheduling, Ground operations and facility limitations, equipments and types of schedule – hub & spoke scheduling, advantages / disadvantages & preparing flight plans – Aircraft scheduling in line with aircraft maintenance practices.

4. AIRCRAFT RELIABILITY 9
Aircraft reliability – The maintenance schedule & its determinations – Condition monitoring maintenance – Extended range operations (EROPS) & ETOPS – Ageing aircraft maintenance production.

5. TECHNOLOGY IN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE 8
Airlines scheduling (with reference to engineering) – Product support and spares – Maintenance sharing – Equipments and tools for aircraft maintenance – Aircraft weight control – Budgetary control.
On board maintenance systems – Engine monitoring – Turbine engine oil maintenance – Turbine engine vibration monitoring in aircraft – Life usage monitoring – Current capabilities of NDT – Helicopter maintenance – Future of aircraft maintenance.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOKS
FEDRIC J.H., “Airport Management”, 2000.
C.H. FRIEND, “Aircraft Maintenance Management”, 2000.

REFERENCES
GENE KROPF, “Airline Procedures”.
WILSON & BRYON, “Air Transportation”.
PHILIP LOCKLIN D, “Economics of Transportation”.
“Indian Aircraft manual” – DGCA Pub.
ALEXANDER T WELLS, “Air Transportation”, Wadsworth Publishing Company, California, 1993.
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