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Safety and Security in the Airline Industry

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Safety and Security in the Airline Industry
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015
Module code: ABBG54
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4SU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written composition with presentation

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

ABBG54 (P410-0078) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 6, optional course
ABBG54 (P410-0078) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 6, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
ABBG31 Structure and Functions of the Global Air Transportation Business

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Klein
Prof. Dr. Joachim Klein (seminar lesson)

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to divide the concept of aviation security up into the areas of aviation security (Security) and aviation safety (Safety) and assign the requirements of the relevant legal foundations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the European Air Safety Agency (EASA) as well as the national aviation security law (LuftSiG) and EU regulations to these areas.
In the area of safety, students will be familiar with the measures and systems that aim to prevent personal injury and damage to property through accidents and technical defects (air traffic safety, operational risks).
They will be able to describe the elements of a Safety Management System (SMS), the advantages/disadvantages of an SMS, assess operational risks and implement an SMS for an airline.
In the area of security, students will be familiar with measures to increase aviation security and to prevent unlawful interference with air traffic. They will be able to structure the contents of an airline´s aviation security plan, describe them in detail and implement them in an exemplary manner.

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Module content:
A. Airline Safety Management
1. Legal foundations
2. Components of a Safety Management System (SMS)
3. Implementing an SMS
4. Quality assurance and key performance indicators
5. _Crisis and emergency management
6. Risk management
Airline Security Management
1. Legal foundations
2. Measures to increase aviation security (Security)
3. Task and contents of the aviation security plan

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, case studies and integrated tutorials/exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
- Luftverkehrsgesetz (LuftVG)
- Luftsicherheitsgesetz (LuftSiG)
- Regulation (EC) No. 300/2008,
- Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1998,
- IATA Safety Report: International Air Transport Association Montreal-Geneva, latest edition,  
- IOSA Program Manual (IPM), (2014): Operational Safety Audit, IATA Montreal-Geneva,
- ICAO Safety Report: International Civil Aviation Organization, Montreal-Québec, latest edition,  
- EASA Annual Safety Review: European Aviation Safety Agency, latest edition,
- Giemulla,E., van Schyndel, H. (2006): Luftsicherheitsgesetz, Luchterhand Verlag,
- Price, J., Forrest, J. (2013): Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats, Butterworth-Heinemann,
- Rodrigues, C., Cusick,S. (2012): Commercial Aviation Safety, McGraw Hill Professional,
- Sweet, K. (2008): Aviation and Airport Security: Terrorism and Safety Concerns, CRC Press,
- Lloyd, E., Tye, W. (1982): Systematic Safety, CAA / Cheltenham,
- Maurer, P. (2006): Luftverkehrsmanagement, R. Oldenbourg Verlag München Wien,
- Mensen, H.: (2013): Handbuch der Luftfahrt, Springer-Verlag / Berlin, Heidelberg,

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