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M.Sc. In Air Transport Management Program  › Courses  › Air Transportation System and Infrastructure
Air Transportation System and Infrastructure
Course Instructors

The course instructors for the Air Transportation System and Infrastructure will be Prof.Dr. R. John Hansmann, Prof.Dr. Amedeo Odoni, and Prof.Dr. Hamsa Balakrishnan.

Teaching Level
  • This course is a course in master's degree.
  • Students will have a basic knowledge of air transportation systems and infrastructures but with some review to be provided, where necessary.
  • Students should have a basic knowledge of the aviation industry and must have a work experience with an airline company.​
Course Description
  • The course introduces current practice, developing trends, and advanced concepts for Air Transportation Infrastructure including Airport, Air Traffic Control, and Airline systems. The course describes current systems and management processes, as well as emerging technologies and concepts of operation. It addresses economic and regulatory considerations, as well as key issues such as capacity, congestion, environmental impact and security.
Course Format
Course Textbook
  • Richard de Neufville and Amedeo R. Odoni, Airport Systems: Planning, Design, and Management, Second Edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2013.
  • Belobaba, P., Odoni, A., and Barnhart, C., (eds.), The Global Airline Industry, First Edition, Jon Wiley & Sons Publishers, 2009.
Course Readings
Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes are given below:
Lecture Notes  
Module 01 - Forces & Trends Part 1
Module 01 - Forces & Trends Part 2
 
Module 02 - Air Traffic Control Systems&Processes  
Module 03 - Airport Characteristics 1
Module 03 - Airport Characteristics 2
 
Module 04 - Airfield Geometric Design  
Module 05 - Regulatory Environment  
Module 06 - Airline Operations Part 1
Module 06 - Airline Operations Part 2
 
Module 07 - Communication Navigation and Surveillance  
Module 08 - Terminal Area Operations  
Module 09 - En Route Oceanic Operations  
Module 10 - Airfield Capacity  
Module 11 - Airside Congestion  
Module 12 - Airport Demand Management  
Module 13 - Weather Impacts  
Module 14 - Air Traffic Flow Management  
Module 15 - Collaborative Decision Making  
Module 16 - Design of Passenger Terminals  
Module 17 - Aviation Security  
Module 18 - Emergency Response  
Module 19 - Data Analysis Simulation  
Module 20 - Performance Metrics  
Module 21 - Delay Propogation  
Module 22 - Environmental Impacts  
Module 23 - ATC Modernization  
Module 24 - Airport Ownership + Management  
Module 25 - Economics and User Charges  
  • Revised versions of Lecture Notes are given below:
Revised Lecture Notes  
Module 01 - Forces & Trends revised version Part 1
Module 01 - Forces & Trends revised version Part 2
 
Module 02 - Air Traffic Control Systems & Processes revised version  

Extras
  • Extra presentations are given below:
Extras  
Next Generation Air Transport Technologies Part 1
Next Generation Air Transport Technologies Part 2
 

Final Exam and Project Information
  • Final Exam will be held at ITU SDKM Senate Room (i.e. the classroom we use) on May 31, 2014 at 11:00-14:00.
  • Final Project deadline is on June 6, 2014 at 17:00.
  • Further information about both the final exam and the final project is given in the pdf below:
Final Exam and Final Project  
Information about Final Exam and Final Project
 

Multimedia
  • Video about DHMI (Devlet Hava Meydanları İşletmesi - General Directorate of State Airports Authority) can be found in this link.