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SYST 461/660 OR750 

SPRING 2011

SYLLABUS

January, 2011

Instructor:  Dr. Lance Sherry 
Contact Info: lsherry@gmu.edu,  703-993-1711
Location:  On-line OR Engineering Building Room 2211
Webcon:
Direct Webcon Link Time:  4:30pm - 7pm
Office Hours:  Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm or by appointment

Textbooks:
1.    The Global Airline Industry (Belobaba, Odoni, and Barnhart; 2009) AIAA
2.    Terminal Chaos (Donohue, Shaver; 2008) AIAA

Week Date Topic Material Homework Notes
1 01/24 FIELD TRIP - TRANSPORTATION REVIEW BOARD ANNUAL MEETING (Optional)
No lecture
Shoreham Hotel
Meet in Lobby 5 mins before Session
8am Enhancing Airfield Surface Operations
10:15am New Large Aircraft Compatibiluty
1pm Update on Alternative Fuels
3:45pm Air Traffic Management Under Uncertainty
7:30pm Air Field Design & Safety
2
01/31 Airline Industry Overview
Airline Economics
Belobaba Chap 1
Belobaba Chap 3
Lecture Notes - Airline Passenger Transportation System
Lecture Notes - Trends in Air Transportation
Chap 3 Learning Objectives
Chap 3 Handouts

Chap 1 HW see BB
Chap 2 HW go to BB
3 02/07 Pricing and Revenue Management Belobaba Chap 4 Chap 4 Learning Objectives
Chap 4 Handouts
Chap 4 Workbook

JF
NMTIM
4 02/14 Airline Operating Costs and Measures of Productivity
Chap 5
Chap 4 & 5 Lecture Notes [Revised 02152011]
Chap 3 & 4 & 5 Homework [Due 2/21]
Chap 5 Learning Objectives

Chap 5 Homework Solutions
JF
Project Update Due - Abstract, Outline

Field Trip: Metron Aviation Friday Feb 18 9am (45300 Catalina Ct # 101 Dulles, VA 20166)
5 02/21

Airline Planning Process

Chap 6
Chap 6 Learning Objectives and Workbook
Chap 6 Homework
Route Profitability Spreadsheet Chap 6 Homework Solution
Chap 6 Homework Solution Comparison

6 02/28 Airline Schedule Optimization - Part 1 Belobaba Chapter 7 Chap 7 Learning Objectives
Chap 7 Handouts
Chap 7 Homework (Rev 3, 3/25/10)
Chap 7 Homework Data
Example MPL Code for FAM
Chap 7 Homework Solutions
VK
7 03/07 Mid-term Exam


8 03/14 SPRING BREAK


9 03/21 Aviation Environment (Noise, Emmissions and Climate Change) Part I Belobaba Chapter 14 Environmental Aspects of Air Transportation Part 1

Homework Part 1 and Part 2
Chap 14 Fuel & CO2 Homework Solutions
Chap 14 Noise & NOx Homework Solutions
Guest Lecture: Terry Thompson (Vice President Strategic Planning, Metron Aviation)
Project Update Due - Script, Prototype, Prelim Versions
10 03/28 NextGen: U.S. Government Plans for Modernization of the Air Traffic Control System Belobaba Chapter 8, 13
Guest Lecture: Wilson Felder (Director FAA Tech Center)
NTIM
11 04/04 Aviation Environment (Noise, Emmissions and Climate Change) Part II Belobaba Chapter 14 Environmental Aspects of Air Transportation Part 2
Guest Lecture: Terry Thompson (Vice President Strategic Planning, Metron Aviation)
NTIM
12 04/11 Irregular Operations Belobaba Chapter 9 Chap 9 Irregular Operations

Guest Lecturer: Joshua Marks (Marks Aviation)

Chap 9 HW in BB (due 4/18)
13 04/18 Aviation Safety Belobaba Chapter 11 Chap 11 Passenger Risk Handout and Homework

NTSB Report AAL1572 Bradley Airport, 1995
Chap 11 HW in BB (due 4/25)
14 04/25 Terminal Chaos Donohue's Book Terminal Chaos Video
Terminal Chaos Interview Homework Due 04/19
Airline Passenger Transportation System Handout
Read Chap 1, 2, 3
PO
15 05/02 Terminal Chaos: Donohue Lecture
Read Chap 4,5, 6, 7
Dr. Donohue
Class Project Due
16 05/9 Final Exam


Grades:

  • Homework/Quizzes (25%)
  • Mid-term Exam 1 (30%)
  • Final Exam  (30%)
  • Class Project (15%)


Class Project Topics:
Video Instruction on Class Topics, Simulations on Class Topics, Written Reports: 10 pages double spaced, not including graphs/tables/figures)
Air Transportation System: Problems, Causes, Solutions
  • Airport Capacity Models (Literature Survey)
  • ATC Buffers (Literature Survey)
  • FlightZone.com (Business Case)
  • FlightStats.com (Business Case)
  • Passenger Trip Simulation (Simulation)
  • Denied Boarding Models (Optimization)
  • Beacon Codes (Optimization)
  • “Lost Flights” System Design
  • Other ?

Academic Honesty:
Honor Code strictly enforced.
Suspected violations will be reported