The Professional Certificate in Air Transportation Principles and Policy provides professionals with a solid foundation of knowledge about the effects of government policy on the economic and regulatory environment in which civil aviation either flourishes or struggles. This program is offered in partnership with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, through its Transportation Policy Innovation Centre.
Gain insight into the workings of the air transport industry and the effect on it of government policy as well as the objectives, pressures and assumptions of public policymakers who regulate their sector and shape the economic framework that drives the air transport business. Governments sometimes formulate policy without much knowledge or appreciation of the economic imperatives facing airlines, airport authorities and air navigation service providers, or the reasons for business decisions that those organizations make. For their part, airlines, airport authorities and air navigation service-providers sometimes under-estimate the complexity of public policy-making, and over-estimate the tempo at which it can occur.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Fundamentals of the Air Transport System
This course is designed to provide a roadmap to the understanding of the air transport industry. It uses a multidisciplinary approach of analysis, combining economic and business principles, public policy, law and international relations, among others. A practitioner’s perspective is also provided to help you integrate theoretical concepts with real-life decisions of the various players in the air transport ecosystem. At the end of the course, you will be able to explain the key components of the sector as well as its economic and legal underpinnings. In addition, you will gain critical insights into the challenges and issues faced by airlines, airports, air navigation service providers and governments. This course must be completed in Step 1, before taking courses for the Stream you choose to follow.
Air Transport Economics
The course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of economic analysis, with specific application to airline operations and the air transport industry. You will learn how these tools can be used to assess current and emerging industry trends and issues – including the role of regulation and state policy decisions. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and explain key economic concepts as they relate to the air transport industry; the impact of public policy and regulatory frameworks on air transportation; analyze air transport issues using various economic frameworks and tools and learn how they can be applied in the workplace; and identify and assess the main long-term issues and challenges facing the industry.
Airline Business Foundations
Airport Master Planning
Aviation Security Management
Aviation and the Environment