Course Title: 
Principles of Airport Management
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Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Principles of Airport Management' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

History of Aviation - Development of Air transportation in India - Major players in Airline Industry - Swot analysis in Airline Industry - Market potential of Indian Airline Industry - Current challenges in Airline Industry - Completion in Airline Industry - IATA & ICAO.

Airport management:
Airport planning - Operational area and Terminal planning, design, and operation - Airport operations - Airport functions - Organization structure of Airline and Airports sectors - Airport authorities - Global and Indian scenario of Airport management – DGCA – AAI.

Unit 2

Air transport services:
International trends - Emerging Indian scenario – PPP - Public Private Participation in Indian Airports - Environmental regulations - Private participation in International developments - Environment regulations - Regulatory issues - Meteorological services for Aviation - Airport fees, rates, and charges.

Airline operations:
Airline Terminal Management - Flight Information Counter / Reservation and Ticketing - Check In/Issue of Boarding pass - Customs and Immigration formalities - Coordination - Security Clearance - Baggage and Handling of Unaccompanied minors and Disabled Passengers - Handling of Stretcher Passengers and Human Remains - Handling of CIP, VIP & VVIP - Co-ordination of Supporting Agencies / Departments

Unit 3

Logistics and air cargo management:
Concept of Logistics - Role of Ware Housing - trend in material handling - Global Supply Chain - Quality concept and Total Quality Management - improving Logistic performance - Air Cargo Concept - Cargo Handling - Booking of Perishable Cargo and Live Animals - Industry Relation - Type of Air Cargo - Air Cargo Tariff, ratios and Charges - Airway Bill, Function, Purpose.

  • Wells. A, “Airport Planning and Management,” 4th edition, McGraw-hill, London, 2000.
  • Alexander T. Well, Seth Young, “Principles of Airport Management,” McGraw Hill 2003