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Archived Version 2014 - 2015

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The airline industry is a regulated industry which is largely based on security and safety concerns. This module will provide students with an overview of the industry in terms of its structures, standards and strategies with a primary focus on the structures and standards. This module will introduce students to the different functions within the industry and the regulators that maintain and monitor standards.

Learning Outcomes

1. analyse the structure of the airline industry
2. describe and discuss the role of regulatory bodies in the airline industry
3. discuss the appropriateness of particular decisions by individuals, firms and regulatory bodies in the areas of pricing and provision of services
4. describe and discuss the key EU regulations and their impact on the aviation industry
5. Discuss the key performance indicators relevant to the aviation industry

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture22The Airline Industry: Structure, Standards & Strategies
Directed learning22Preparation for class
Assignment Completion15Research and construction of set assignmnets
Independent Study30Reading, Research and library work
Independent Study36Exam preparation
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Structure and Standards
Introduction to 3 Ss and the Airline Environment
Airline Structure, Organisational Structure & Post holders
Airlines Structures: The Passenger versus Cargo Airline
Airline Business Models
Introduction to Airline Standards, Overview of Regulatory Bodies and Economic Regulations
Key EU Regulations
Airline KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
An introduction to airline strategies

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Doganis, Rigas: 0, The Airline Business,
  • Wensveen, John: 0, Air Transportation: A Management Perspective,
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