Course detail

Airport I

FSI-OLZAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course Airport I is concerned with legislative, operating and technical conditions of the airport traffic in Czech Republic. The course is based on the Annex 14 of Convention on International Civil Aviation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with the operational conditions of the airport. They will learn of scientific aerial terminology related to airports.


No special requirements.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Letecká informační služba : Letiště (národní předpis L 14), , 0
Antonín Kazda: Letiská - design a prevádzka, , 0
Letecká informační služba: Letiště (národní předpis L 14), , 0
Parlament ČR: Zákon o civilním letectví č.49/1997 Sb., , 0
Letecká informační služba : Letecká informační příručka ČR, , 0
Parlament ČR: Zákon o civilním letectví č.49/1997 Sb., , 0
Annex 14, Svazek 1 a 2, ICAO
Aerodrome Design Manual (Doc 9157), ICAO
Aerodrome Planning Manual (Doc 9184), ICAO
Aerodrome Services Manual (Doc 9137), ICAO

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

The course-unit credit requirements: passing the test (75 % at the minimum), the test results are discussed with students. The exam has an oral part only, based on a set of three lot-drawn questions. In case of doubts, an additional question may be asked.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to make students familiar with the airport as an element of the air traffic, and of operating and technical requirements for the infrastructure and airport operation in accordance with current legislation.

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

The attendance at both lectures and seminars is compulsory (80% at the minimum), and it is checked and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer and working out individually assignments. Individual assignments must be finished and handed in during the course-unit credit week at the latest.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The importance of the airport as an element of the air traffic.
2. Technical and operational conditions of individual types of airports.
3. Aerodrome reference code. Aerodrome reference field length.
4. Declared runway distances.
5. Airstrips.
6. Runway and safety areas.
7. Rescue and firefighting service on an airport.
8. Bearing capacity of carriageways. ACN-PCN method.
9. Protection aerodrome zones.
10. Building air office at CAA, Czech Republic.
11. Negative influence of airport traffic on environment.
12. Airport maintenance. (Airport Brno Turany)
13. Airport technical background (Airport Ostrava).


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Civil aviation law.
2. Airport traffic performance coefficient.
3. Information about airports in AIP
4. Winter maintenance of Airport Brno Turany – excursion.
5. Winter maintenance of Airport Brno Turany – excursion.
6. Winter maintenance of Airport Brno Turany – excursion.
7. Winter maintenance of Airport Brno Turany – excursion.
8. Technical equipment of Airport Brno Turany.
9. Technical equipment of Airport Brno Turany.
10. Technical equipment of Airport Ostrava Mosnov.
11. Final seminar – Airport I.
12. Final seminar – Airport I.
13. Final seminar – Airport I.