This course provides an opportunity to study the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States and will touch briefly on the international perspective. Students will learn the basic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements, regulations and certifications associated with the dimensions of aviation from the perspective of aircraft design, manufacturing, maintenance, the pilot, the aircraft owner, and the various types of flight operations (airlines, freight operators, executive flight, private pilot flight) and airports. Students will obtain an overview of the detailed requirements and an understanding of how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is organized and operates to interface all aspects of aviation. The course will also cover the requirements of Homeland Security affecting aviation.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Investigate the rationale and evolution of federal civil aviation regulations.
- Explore the organization and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- Identify the organization and availability of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and related documents on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website.
- Explain basic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements of aviation businesses that support aviation.
- Outline the role of the National Transportation Safety Board.
- Evaluate changes to aviation industry security as the result of terrorist concerns and the establishment of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
- Explore the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICACO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
- Summarize the character, benefits, and influence of the aviation associations that support aviation.
- Analyze regulations in detail for selected aviation business.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.