AVI200 - Airline Operations

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:40:35.086
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:16:25.024

Subject Title
Airline Operations

Subject Description
This subject focuses on section 705 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) - Airline Operations. This subject covers the regulatory aspects of airlines, but also day-to-day line operations.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Commercial Pilot Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) as they pertain to Part 705 Airline Operations;

2. Interpret airline manuals including:
-COM (company operations manual)
-AOM (aircraft operating manual)
-SOP (standard operating procedures)
-QRH (quick reference handbook)
-MEL (minimum equipment list);

3. Use manuals, checklists, flows, QRH and MEL;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of advanced aircraft systems commonly found in airline operations including jet/turboprop engines, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, pressurization systems, ice and rain protection, GPS, IRS, FMS, EFIS (glass cockpit), EICAS, and ACARS;

5. Use CR3 flight computers for calculations and turboprop vs. turbojet performance;

6.  Use actual turboprop and turbojet performance tables to calculate aircraft performance;

7. Demonstrate a familarity with performance limitations for dispatching 705 aircraft including ground deicing programs, operational flight plans (OFP) crew pairings, crew scheduling and dispatch.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

AVI100 and AVI110 

Topic Outline

  • Introduction to Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 
  • Company Manuals
  • Use of Checklists, Flows, QRH, MEL and Advanced Aircraft Systems
  • ACARS, Advanced Aircraft Systems 
  • Aircraft Performance 
  • Ground Deice Program
  • Operational Flight Plans, Duties, Pairings, Crew Scheduling, Dispatch 

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, group discussion

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Assignments should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation. Late assignments are penalized. For particulars, please obtain standards, dated, etc. from your instructor. 

While attendance and participation in class discussions are not formally part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades. Some of the progress tests and quizzes may not be announced in advance and details of assignment requirements may be explained in class. There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests you miss. 

To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must complete and obtain a passing grade on all combined assignments and tests.  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Quizzes and Assignments 25%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Examination 50%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle