Aviation Environmental Issues (MGT575)


Course Memo

This course is an in-depth study of the environmental concerns within the aviation industry and how policy and decision-makers can implement effective strategies toward compatibility between the aviation industry and its environment. The course covers methods of managing the environmental effects of aviation. It presents various environmental issues faced by an airport, including legal and regulatory aspects, noise, pollution, weather, and the ways that airport management can deal with various environmental situations ethically and profitably. Meeting the increasing demand for air travel will have a massive environmental impact both on a local and global scale. Aviation may affect air quality and, possibly, weather patterns. To address these consequences, there are a number of steps that aviation businesses have taken. Some have resulted from government regulation; others have been voluntary. The course examines the patchwork of local, federal and international rules and regulations that address the environmental effects of aviation.