|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Professionals in the aviation industry require a sound knowledge of the international aviation framework. The aviation industry contributes to our globalised world and the very nature of aviation requires it to be inter-connected. Aviation standards transcend international boundaries and this course provides an introduction to the global aviation environment. This course will introduce students to the structure of international and national aviation regulation; including the formation and role of the leading international aviation bodies including the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the various national aviation statutory bodies.
This course explores the roles and functions of ICAO, together with its interactions with national aviation safety regulators as well as other international bodies such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The role of major regional and state regulators such as the Federal aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA), Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will be explored. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of mutual recognition through bilateral and multilateral agreements as well as the various safety initiatives such as the Global Aviation Safety Plan, the Universal Safety Oversight Program, and the IATA Operational Safety Audit.