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AVN1105 Introduction to Aviation Business

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Intro to Aviation Business
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Commerce
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080399 - Business Mgt not classified
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Paul Bates

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


In the dynamic socio-technical environment in which the aviation industry exists, successful aviation professionals need to build resilience, underpinned by a detailed knowledge of the way aviation businesses operate, as well as the ability to articulate and integrate their ideas. This course introduces and expands on the basic outline of the aviation industry business models through an appropriate blend of theories and examples. The course also focuses on the actual business aspects of the aviation industry at the tactical and strategic level. Although there is no formal prerequisite requirement this course assumes prior knowledge from AVN1101 (Introduction to Aviation).


This course studies the various businesses and business processes that make up the aviation industry. These include the aircraft manufacturers, general aviation, airlines, airports and other sectors of the industry including government agencies and maintenance organisations. As well as learning about these various businesses, where appropriate students will make site visits or have Aviation business leaders visit campus to example organisations to develop a deeper understanding of the industry. Students will also continue their professional development within the industry by investigating and experiencing aspects of the industry such as appropriate dress, bearing, professional attitudes and non-technical skills.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. display detailed knowledge of, and ability to articulate, the structure, development and current position of the various aviation businesses including key aviation organisations and institutions
  2. articulate the key features of airline competition and aviation economics
  3. evaluate the strategic, human resource management and marketing practices critical to the management and operation of airlines and airports
  4. employ the key airline planning decisions of fleet management, scheduling, route planning and pricing
  5. utilise elements critical to the management and operation of airports and air traffic control systems.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Overview of aviation businesses 10.00
2. Major aircraft manufacturers 20.00
3. Major airlines 25.00
4. Airports 20.00
5. Other aviation industry businesses and regulators. 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 28.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 98.00
Tutorials 13.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    APA is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at