Course detail

Operation and Economy of Air Transport I

FSI-OP1Acad. year: 2017/2018

Detailed information on transport systems in the national economy, advantages and disadvantages of the air transport system. Organisation and control system of the air transport on the national and international market. Contracts and tariffs of the air transport and special air services.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn of the used aircraft technology in traffic activity and also in some special activities in the national economy. They will learn to understand the importance of international cooperation in the security of the air transport.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Sedláček, B.,Letecká doprava, Žilina 2000
Trebichavský,F.,Chvátal,F.: Prevádzka a ekonomika leteckej dopravy
Sedláček,B.: Provoz a ekonomika letecké dopravy I
Holloway, S. (2003) Straight and Level: Practical Airline Economics
Průša, J., Svět letecké dopravy, Praha 2016
Strejček,J.a kol.: Léta létání
Holloway, S. (2003) Straight and Level: Practical Airline Economics

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: the attendance at exercises (80% at the minimum), reports elaboration in a prescribed form, working out of assignments.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


PELD aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic relationships and roles of the various transport sectors in the national economy, the importance of air transport, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and other government and non-governmental and international organizations, organization and management civil aviation Authority, the technical preparation of the new traffic conditions in the transport section, intergovernmental and intra-corporate provision of air transport in the technical, commercial and economic use of aircraft parts and equipment for special

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Exercises are compulsory, and the attendance (80% at the minimum) is recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer and elaboration of individually assigned topics and exercises. Individual tasks must be finished and handed in the credit week at the latest.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. General characteristic of transport.
2. Situation and role of transport in the national economy.
3. Transport system.
4. Situation and role of particular transport modes.
5. Air transport in the Czech Republic.
6. International civil aviation organizations.
7. Organization and controlling of civil aviation in the Czech Republic.
8. Technical service of aircrafts.
9. Technical preparation of the new operation.
10. Air transport transport of persons.
11. Air transport cargo transport.
12. Air transport post transport.
13. Agreements and tariffs.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Importance of transport in the national economy development.
2. Differences of transport and transport process.
3. Social goals of transport.
4. Transport system.
5. Characteristics of particular transport modes.
6. Relation of air transport to the other transport modes and to the fields of national economy.
7. Air transport engineering and economy.
8. Development of the aviation and air transport.
9. International civil aviation organizations.
10. Organization of civil aviation in the Czech Republic.
11. Technical service of the aircrafts.
12. Economic aspects of the air transport.
13. International and inter-company provision of the air transport.