2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AVT 201 - Aviation Management

Description: Introduction to the principles of management as they apply to the aviation community including finance, marketing, fixed-based operators (FBOs), and human resource development.

Prerequisites: MGT 220 

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. The role of fixed-based operators (FBOs) in the National Airspace System
  2. Management functions
  3. Marketing and financial planning of FBOs
  4. Human resource management and financial planning for FBOs
  5. Flight line operations, flight operations and maintenance
  6. FBO facilities and their functions
  7. The future and threats to general aviation

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the term "FBO" and the functions these businesses fulfill in the general aviation community. (1)
  2. Break down the "four functions" of management and relate them to successful operation of an FBO as well as recognize managerial errors and how to correct them. (2)
  3. State the forecasting sources available to an FBO planning for a market area. (3)
  4. Distinguish between lack of profit and lack of cash flow and show the corrective action; recognize methods of improving the FBO's cash position. (2,3)
  5. Analyze issues covered in an exit interview. (4)
  6. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various business or organization structures: sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation. (4)
  7. Relate the requirements of an effective business information system to an aviation business. (4)
  8. Identify the requirements for an air taxi operator to be approved for Part 135 operations. (5)
  9. Describe the various functions of the flight line operations. (5)
  10. Identify and describe the four subdivisions generally found in the organizational structure of a maintenance department. (5)
  11. Discuss the specialized areas of insurance typically found when dealing with aviation. (6)
  12. Discuss major environmental issues relevant to airport properties and businesses. (6)
  13. Explain the role of the airport business owner/manager in using, protecting and promoting the airport. (2,6)
  14. Describe and explain global and national trends that appear to be affecting businesses and individuals in the 21st century, focusing on those most impacting general aviation. (7)