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Designed to equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies.

This part-time flexible Executive course covers a broad range of management strategic issues to enable you to advance your career in the air transport industry. Focus on subjects that match your individual interests and career aspirations, whilst you remain in employment.

Overview

  • Start dateJune or November
  • DurationMSc: up to three years part-time. PgDip: two years part-time
  • DeliveryTaught Module 50%, Group project 10%, Individual research project 40%
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip
  • Study typeExecutive
  • CampusCranfield campus, External

Who is it for?

Created to meet the demand for more flexible executive teaching in air transport management, this course is suitable for those who require a broad knowledge of air transport management strategic issues whilst remaining in full-time employment. It combines compulsory air transport core learning with an increased focus on leadership and personal development including managerial, interpersonal, financial and analytical skills. Accelerate your career development by focusing on subjects that match your individual interests and career aspirations.

Your career

Successful completion of this course will gain you an internationally recognised qualification which benefits from the Cranfield reputation and can take you onto new levels of your career anywhere in the world. We provide access to our exclusive LinkedIn Cranfield University - Air Transport Group, which offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities.

This qualification facilitates accelerated career development for many of our graduates. One former graduate began his studies as an Operations Manager and was promoted three times during his study – he is now the Deputy CEO and credits the course for enabling his progression by allowing him to take a broader view of his organisation than his original role..

Other roles our former graduates have gone on to occupy include:

  • Financial Controller at Rolls-Royce plc
  • Head of Market Intelligence at Cargolux

Why this course?

The MSc Air Transport Management has been established since 1964. The course has an outstanding global reputation with over 1,500 graduates to date. We recognise the challenges faced by our executive students and have reduced the required number of visits to Cranfield through the introduction of several distance learning modules which are indicated in the modules overview. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.

We are very well located for students from all over the world and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This MSc programme benefits from students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students.

Informed by Industry

The course is directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading airlines and associated sectors. This group meets annually and ensures that the course content remains up-to-date and equips you with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Members of the committee also attend the group project presentations.

We regularly invite senior industry experts to present to our students. Previous speakers have included:

  • Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO of British Airways
  • Julie White, VP Global Sales Planning and Distribution Strategy of Virgin Atlantic
  • Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Groups
  • Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport
  • Brian Pearce, Chief Economist of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Professor Rigas Doganis.

Course details

Cranfield offers an inspiring, challenging and rewarding academic environment. I find staff very competent, motivating and flexible. Having the possibility to share knowledge as industry professionals among each other is truly valuable. I can highly recommend the course!
Whilst working full-time for an airline, I was interested in a postgraduate programme that would take my knowledge of this exciting industry to the next level. Only one course came highly recommended by virtually everybody in the industry I spoke to: the Executive Air Transport Management MSc at Cranfield University. It’s not just one thing that sets this course apart - it’s everything about it.

The academic rigour that challenges, the world-class academic staff who inspire, the practical examples that go beyond the classroom and the extensive network that opens doors. I’m excited about my future with Cranfield behind me all the way.


The taught programme for the Air Transport Management masters starts twice a year and is comprised of ten modules (six compulsory and four optional). All the modules are completed over three one-week periods (two modules per week) so you are only expected to make three trips to Cranfield to complete the six compulsory modules in June, November and March. Some optional modules are available for distance learning.

Course delivery

Taught Module 50%, Group project 10%, Individual research project 40%

Group project

Students are divided into groups and tasked with setting up an airline in any country of the group's choice. Students can also choose any type of airline business model. The groups present and defend their business plans to a board of senior industry executives as well as to teaching staff. Each group must also submit a detailed report which will be assessed.

The group project is undertaken in the second year, and is held in July for two weeks. The aim is to provide a simulated industrial environment where knowledge and skills gained from the taught component can be applied to solving an air transport management problem.

Individual project

The individual research project is undertaken during year three of your studies. It provides an opportunity to study a problem in detail, and sponsoring organisations may collaborate in the choice of a suitable subject. This allows you to demonstrate the application of your learning to real-life problems.

Previous individual research projects have included:

  • Route selection strategies of the low cost carriers: the case of Ryanair and easyJet
  • Sustainable business models for airlines in Africa
  • Ancillary revenues in airlines and their implication for revenue management.

Modules

Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

To give you a taster, we have listed the compulsory and elective (where applicable) modules which are currently affiliated with this course. All modules are indicative only, and may be subject to change for your year of entry.


Course modules

Compulsory modules
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course.

The Airline Business

Aim

    To provide you with an overview of the complexities of the airline business, to examine different airline business models and assess critical success factors.


Syllabus
    • Overview of airline business
    • Review of the airline regulatory environment and its impact on the business
    • The Airline Market
    • Market share modelling
    • Airline Business Models
    • Full Service (network, 6th Freedom, Niche)
    • Low cost carriers (LCCs)
    • Charter airlines
    • Regional airlines
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Success factors for different business models
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the complexities of the airline business and the key factors and forces that make impact most on the workings of the industry
2. Evaluate the airline industry's regulatory framework and assess how this affects the structure of the airline business
3. Distinguish and analyse different airline business models
4. Critically assess KPIs for airlines of different business models
5. Identify and apply key success factors (KSFs) for different airline business models and assess the robustness of each.


The Airport Business

Aim

    To ensure that when you complete the module you will have received the required level of knowledge and relevant sets of skills in order to apply these competently to help them solve airport business management problems.

Syllabus

    • The global airport industry 
    • Aeronautical revenues and the airport-airline relationship 
    • Airport commercial development case study 
    • Commercial management of ground transportation 
    • Airport ground handling and property
    • Airport ownership & privatisation 
    • Business models for managing commercial activities
    • Airport costs, out-sourcing and the business of capital investment
    • Measuring airport performance
    • Airport economic regulation

     

Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate solutions to solving management problems within the aeronautical business context
2. Critically evaluate solutions to solving management problems within the commercial /non-aeronautical business context
3. Critically evaluate differences in airport performance through the use of appropriate benchmarking measures.
4. Critically evaluate the potential for an airport to succeed in developing new routes.

Air Transport Strategies

Aim

    To assist air transport managers to formulate and implement strategies in order to generate high performance and to create sustained competitive advantage.


Syllabus
    • Introduction to Strategic Airline Management
    • Core Concepts of Strategic Management
    • Performing Strategic Analysis
    • Strategies used to Respond to Competition and Competitive Advantage
    • Airline business diversification strategies


Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Evaluate and apply strategic management concepts and analytical tools to the airline industry.
2. Assess how different strategies impact the competitiveness of airlines.
3. Synthesise information from a variety of sources to support research on airline strategies.
4. Appraise and critique strategies applied by airlines. 

Professional and Personal Development

Aim
    • To provide an introduction to the individual and the group in the organisation – how and why people differ.
    • To introduce frameworks that aid interpersonal understanding, communication and relationships.
    • To introduce the notion of personality and emotional competence.
    • To consider the importance of relationships at work.
    • To discuss the importance of effective feedback.
    • To introduce the concept of group dynamics and effective teams.
    • To explore the effectiveness of different leadership styles.
    • To provide an introduction to, conflict and control, power, politics and influence in organisations.
    • To introduce and understand the role of organisational culture in change.
    • To explore the challenges of leading change.
Syllabus
    • Generally the curriculum will develop from a critical view of the individual through an understanding of his or her relationships at work with respect to membership of groups and teams. The second part of this module provides understanding of various perspectives on the effective leadership of change, paying particular attention to the role of organisational culture.
    • Specifically, the syllabus will include:
    o Introduction to Personal and Professional Development
    o Individual Differences and Learning
    o Group dynamics and Team roles
    o Relationships, Personality and Motivation
    o Organisational Culture
    o Power, Politics and Influence
    o Operational Change approaches
    o Leadership of change and leadership paradoxes
    o Leadership and coaching
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the diverse nature of organisations and how people, management and strategy are influenced by internal and external factors;

  2. Critique a wide range of Leadership competencies, styles and techniques;

  3. Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses, including an understanding of how they are perceived by peers

  4. Demonstrate self-awareness and a developmental focus;

  5. Identify key challenges in change processes and develop effective leadership interventions

 

Air Transport Economics and Financial Management

Aim

    To provide a sound understanding of those economic concepts which are particularly relevant to decision-making in the air transport industry.

Syllabus
    • Demand and supply analysis

    • Profit maximisation and cost minimisation in the competitive environment

    • Barriers to Entry & Growth of the Firm & Regulation

    • Structure of Airline Costs

    • Airline Pricing and Revenue Management

    • Introduction to financial statements

    • Financial ratios and airline evaluation

    • Source of Finance and leasing

    • Investment appraisals

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Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. 1) Assess the fundamental elements of finance and economic theory that are applied to analyse aviation markets.

  1. 2) Critically analyse the economic and financial characteristics of airlines and airports and the sources of revenues and structure of costs.

  1. 3) Calculate, analyse and benchmark airline performance (costs, financial ratios etc.). 

  1. 4) Critically examine the different sources of finance available in the air transport industry

  1. 5) Evaluate and apply different investment appraisal techniques



Research Methods

Aim

    To provide you with the fundamentals of research practice and to help students develop the skills necessary for them to undertake management research in a systematic and scientific manner.


Syllabus
    • Introduction to research: the research process
    • Ethical issues in research design
    • Problem definition and literature review
    • Theoretical framework and hypothesis development
    • Overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods
    • Case study, surveys, interviews, focus groups, e-research
    • Qualitative data analysis
    • Data collection design
    • Data analysis techniques
    • Descriptive statistics, univariate and bivariate analysis
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate fundamentals of research process
2. Identify different approaches and methodologies in management research
3. Evaluate and select the most appropriate strategy and design for a research project
4. Use the most appropriate statistical techniques to analyse data

Elective modules
A selection of modules from the following list need to be taken as part of this course

Air Transport Market Analysis and Forecasting

Aim
    Obtain the theory and knowledge, skills of ‘demand forecasting’, and apply to the practical work for the air transport industry.
Syllabus
    • Introduction to air traffic forecasting
    • Air travel demand
    • Market analysis
    • Trend analysis
    • Time series analysis
    • Market share forecasts
    • Long term forecasts
    • Econometric modelling
    • Evaluating forecasting results
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Appraise key factors affecting demand for air travel.
2. Analyse data and select the most appropriate model to produce a traffic forecast.
3. Evaluate forecasting methods and interpret the results with confidence.
4. Appraise and critique the work of other practitioners and specialists.
5. Communicate effectively, in written form, the research work produced.

Crisis Management and Business Continuity

Aim

    Crisis management is a topic area relevant to airlines, airports and other organisations involved with delivering air transport. These organisations typically have dedicated personnel and departments to emergency response and crisis planning. The aim of this course is to provide students with an overview of how to plan for crises, what to expect when they happen, and how to deal with practicalities such as dealing with media, survivors and in the longer term, insurers.

Syllabus

    Crisis management planning

    Crisis communications

    Critical function and risk analysis

    Business continuity development and strategy

    Crisis management exercise

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of a crisis 
  • Analyse the importance of effective crisis management
  • Critically evaluate past aviation crisis management
  • Facilitate business continuity planning.
 

 

Air Transport Marketing

Module Leader
  • Professor Keith Mason
Aim

    To provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills in airline marketing.

Syllabus
    • Introduction to marketing
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Market segmentation
    • Airline and airport products
    • Market research, survey design, and analytical approaches
    • Branding, promotional communication and loyalty
    • Distribution
    • Airport marketing
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of the main segments of airline markets
  • Identify and explain the key issues in planning airline products and the importance of product differentiation
  • Use marketing research approaches to investigate airline and airport markets
  • Assess the links between advertising, promotion, branding and customer loyalty
  • Describe the current issues in airline distribution
  • Collect information from a variety of electronic (internet) and hard copy sources to support research
  • Appraise and critique the work of other practitioners and specialists
  • Communicate effectively, in written form, research work produced
  • Take responsibility for research produced, including efficient time management, working to set deadlines and targets, demonstrating self-discipline, creative thinking and critical reflections of your own performance
  • Collaborate and contribute effectively to group workshops and assignments, appreciating the contributions made by other team members.

Airline Fleet Planning

Module Leader
  • Andy Foster
Aim

    To provide students with the fundamentals of the aircraft selection and fleet planning process and their impact on the financial viability of operators.

Syllabus
    • Aircraft Performance and Economic Analysis
    • Data Sources and Modelling Techniques
    • Defining the Aircraft Product
    • Evaluation of Competing Products
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate the principles of fleet planning
  • Analyse the performance and economics of different aircraft types.
  • Apply key fleet planning principles and ideas in a real-world airline context.

Geopolitics and International Aviation

Aim
    To provide a sound comprehension of how legal concepts and regulatory policies affect and apply to the global air transport industry, considering its unique nature. 
Syllabus
    • International regulation 
    • EU regulatory policy 
    • Introduction to international aviation law
    • The 1944 Chicago Convention 
    • Geopolitics and aviation 
    • Airline liability 
    • The bilateral system
    • EU competition law 
    • Impact of deregulation/liberalisation 
    • Safety regulations ICAO
    • Safety regulations EASA/H&S 
    • Environmental regulation 

       
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to: 

  1. Evaluate the contemporary relevance and ongoing effectiveness of the 1944 Chicago Convention for global aviation;
  2. Assess and explore the role of geopolitics in global aviation, including how international relations and geographical location impact and shape the airline industry;
  3. Identify and explore core aviation law theories, concepts and debates and assess how these intersect within a multidisciplinary context;
  4. Detail and analyse how changes in economic regulation and competition law have influenced the evolution of air transport markets around the world today;
  5. Develop and apply a systematic understanding of important aspects of the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions and be able to apply these to solving real-word and scenario-based cases concerning legal liability. 

Air Transport Engineering - Maintenance Operations

Aim
    To provide students with the fundamentals of the disciplines associated with the management of aircraft maintenance and engineering.

Syllabus
    • Maintenance Programme Development – balancing of technical requirements and operational priorities; Maintenance Steering Group 3 process.
    • Optimisation of maintenance - Outsourcing/In House Maintenance; Application of Lean principles to Maintenance operations; Maintenance planning; Maintenance costs.
    • Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance - Error types; Classification systems; Maintenance Error Management System; Maintenance Error Decision Aid (MEDA) & other resources.
    • Logistics and supply chain management.
    • Linkages between manufacturer, operator and maintenance organisation.
    • Continuing airworthiness management and Regulatory aspects (EASA Part M).
    • Health and usage monitoring, engine condition monitoring etc.

Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
1. Describe the principles of reliability with direct relation to aircraft availability.
2. Outline a maintenance management programme, including the interface with operations, supply chain and cost issues.
3. Critically appraise the various aircraft maintenance philosophies used for in-service aircraft.
4. Develop a process for achieving continuing airworthiness management with the appropriate regulatory approval.


Airport Operations

Aim
    To provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills in airport operations.

Syllabus
    • Airport management systems
    • Airside and landside operations
    • Airport social media
    • Control of emergencies and contingency planning
    • Airport security
    • Airport safety management systems and risk assessment
    • Airport customer service
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Explain key airport operations and describe their contribution to service provision;
2. Evaluate the thought processes required in effective airport business recovery following an airport incident or process change;
3. Critique the requirement for (and the components of) a robust airport security plan and safety management system.


Air Transport Environmental Planning

Aim
    To ensure that upon completion of the module, students have received the required level of knowledge and relevant skills to tackle contemporary air transport environmental planning challenges.  
Syllabus
    • Air Transport and the environment: background and context
    • Environmental policy and regulation
    • Communicating with the media and related stakeholders
    • Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
    • Alternative Sustainable Aviation Fuels
    • Sustainable Propulsion Systems
    • Environmental impact assessment
    • Sustainable Airport Master Planning
    • Calculating aircraft and surface access emissions
    • Airport Local Air Quality and Climate Change
    • Airport noise modelling: theory and practice
    • Airport noise mitigation strategies
    • Sustainability Reporting and Sustainable Airport Master Planning 
    • Noise annoyance and Community Relations
    • Circular economic principles in aviation
    • Combatting of wildlife trafficking in aviation
    • Case studies
    • Role-play exercise

Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the key features and characteristics of the environmental externalities of air transport at varying spatial scales. 
2. Critically analyse the various technical, commercial, economic and political dimensions of environmental impact mitigation. 
3. Identify current and future environmental policy and regulatory controls on the air transport industry and assess trade-offs between competing priorities.
4. Apply different techniques for measuring and calculating the environmental impacts of air transport. 
5. Develop and communicate an environmental strategic plan for air transport. 

Airport Strategic Planning

Aim

    To ensure that upon completion of the module, you will have acquired the required level of knowledge and skills to successfully tackle real-world airport strategic planning problems.  

Syllabus
    • Site selection for new airports 
    • Airport Master Planning 
    • Flexible strategic planning 
    • Airport policy and the planning process 
    • Airport catchment areas and ground transport access 
    • Airport competition and connectivity 
    • Digital transformation and strategy 
    • Airport stakeholder relations 
    • The influence of airline behaviour on airport planning 
    • Case studies in airport strategic planning 
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the process of airport capacity planning within the context of changing airline industry structure, national airport policy goals and planning constraints;
2. Identify the key components involved in approving airport development projects and be able to appraise the arguments for and against expansion;
3. Compare, analyse and assess different location options for new airports and understanding the interaction of key variables in the decision-making process;
4. Collect information from a variety of electronic (internet) and hard copy sources to support research;
5. Appraise and critique the work of other practitioners and specialists, communicate effectively, in written form, research work produced, and complete coursework to set deadlines.


Aviation Safety Management

Aim

    To provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to manage operational safety within the aviation industry.

Syllabus
    • The fundamentals of a Safety Management System, and introduction to associated guidance material provided by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and other State safety regulatory bodies; 
    • Safety data, safety information and analyses; including reporting systems, investigation and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM); 
    • Hazard identification and risk management, including an introduction to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM);
    • Safety performance and safety health; including guidance on audits and safety promotion; 
    • Safety organisations, including guidance on effective management of safety teams. 
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:  

  • Describe the fundamental concepts behind Safety Management Systems (SMS), as defined by ICAO and other regulatory bodies; 
  • Select and implement techniques for the identification, quantification and management of hazards and risks; 
  • Critically assess strategies for developing and enhancing safety culture including the role of leadership, structure and reporting systems; 
  • Identify techniques for measuring safety performance; 

Airport Design

Aim

    To provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the design of airports and associated facilities in respect to contemporary commercial requirements.


Syllabus
    • Airport capacity on land- and airside. 
    • Airfield configuration including runway, apron and taxiways. 
    • Terminal layouts. 
    • Surface access design.
    • Baggage handling. 
    • IT systems in terminal design.
    • Aircraft performance and airport design. 
    • Impact of changing industry requirements on airport design. 
    • Passenger flow simulation. 
    • Case studies in airport design. 
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding and knowledge of the fundamental principles of sustainable airport design within the context of climate change, constantly evolving airline requirements and radical alterations to airport surface access as well as international and local aviation policies;
  2. Explore and explain the impact of aircraft performance and characteristics onto the design of the airport infrastructure, including traditional kerosine-, SAF-, electric- and hydrogen-powered fixed-wing aircraft and eVTOL;
  3. Assess, measure and calculate the capacity of airport sub-systems and possess the skills to model passenger flows using design simulation software;
  4. Elaborate future requirements of airports in response to their business diversification and the need to integrate new forms of passenger services supporting the evolution of the airport business model;
  5. Examine and evaluate the ability of airport design to respond to changing requirements within the global economy and growing passenger expectations.

Digital Airline Management

Aim
    To provide students with an understanding of the developments in technology and digitalisation in the airline sector and how this impacts the airline business.  

Syllabus

    Developments of IT within the airline sector (e.g. blockchain)
    Data sources in airline management
    The use of data within airlines (e.g. forecasting)
    Airline e-commerce
    Social media
    Digital developments in airline operations (flight and ground operations, air cargo, MRO)

     

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Examine the characteristics and key drivers of technology in the airline sector
  2.  Assess the potential applications of technology in the airline sector
  3. Appraise the role of e-commerce and social media in the airline sector
  4. Identify and judge the data sources available in airline management
  5. Examine the data available in the airline sector and assess its usefulness in airline management

Regional Aviation

Aim
    To ensure that when students complete the module they will have received the required level of knowledge and relevant sets of skills in order to apply these competently to help them solve business and management problems in regional aviation.

Syllabus
    • Regional airline economics
    • Regional airline strategy
    • Regional airline network planning
    • Regional aircraft performance and economics
    • Regional airline fleet planning
    • Management of regional airports and ATC
    • Subsidies, Public Service Obligations, and other support mechanisms
    • Case studies and practitioner visiting online lectures
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

1. Discuss the key economic and business features that are common to regional airlines and evaluate how these differ from other airline business models.
2. Critically analyse and appraise business problems relating to regional airline strategy and network plannin.
3. Critically evaluate the performance characteristics of regional aircraft in the context of regional airline fleet planning and the implications on business performance.
4. Critically evaluate the common economic and business challenges faced by airports and providers of ATC in regional markets.
5. Critically analyse and appraise policy challenges relating to the use of essential air service support mechanisms that are often applied to remote / peripheral regional markets.

Individual Research Project

Aim

    The award of a Masters degree resulting from a taught programme of study requires the student to submit a thesis based on a structured programme of research. This structured programme is typically delivered through collaboration with an industrial sponsor; although it may it may be driven by research interests of the School’s academics. The thesis should satisfactorily set out the results of the structured programme and demonstrate the candidate’s ability to conduct original investigations, to test ideas (whether the candidate’s own or those of others) and to obtain appropriate conclusions from the work. In most cases, the results of the research programme should be set in the context of related work previously published by others. The student is required to communicate their findings in a thesis and through a viva voce, oral presentation and a poster.

Syllabus
    The subject matter range will be dependent upon the specific nature of the project.
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1. Identify a research question.
2. Develop project objectives.
3. Select and justify methodologies appropriate to the task.
4. Plan and execute a work programme with reference to professional project management processes (e.g. time management; risk management; contingency planning; resource allocation; health and safety).
5. Evaluate and critically analyse literature; analyse data, synthesise a discussion, generate conclusions.
6. Place the findings of the work into the context of the work of others.
7. Communicate findings in the form of a thesis, formal presentation and viva.

Group Project

Teaching team

You will be taught by the largest academic group in the world specialising in air transport management. This multidisciplinary group includes a unique blend of air transport economists, marketing specialists and aeronautical engineers with strong publication records and industry experience.

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