University of Technology Sydney

48271 Aerospace Operations: Overview of the Aviation Industry



This is the first subject in the Aerospace Operations major. It provides an overview of aerospace operations in the aviation industry. Aerospace operations are not seen as unique but as a particular example of a transport system which operates in a commercial, economic and regulatory environment. Topics include: defining the aerospace industry; what is meant by aerospace operations; historical evolution of air transport with trends in transport aircraft design; fuels; supersonic transport; travel away from earth; energy and materials as key factors; aspects of management and business practice; and an introduction to strategic planning applied at the company and national levels in the context of technological change.

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