Case Studies in Air Traffic Management and Logistics, 6 credits (TNFL03)

Fallstudier inom flygtrafik och logistik, 6 hp

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Valentin Polishchuk

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KFTL Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 English Norrköping o

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme

Specific information

The course is not available for exchange students

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basics in Air traffic and Air Transportation

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to combine in-depth studies of air traffic management and logistics with training in scientific writing. This includes correct use of technical language and style, application of logical reasoning and ability to provide concise summaries of longer text. The course will also give students the opportunity to develop and expand their vocabulary, in particular in areas which they can be expected to encounter in their professional lives.
After completing the course, the student is expected be able to:

  • Explain what is important to consider and take into account in infrastructural development at airports.
  • Deal with problems that arise in abnormal situations within air traffic, such as weather related crises. This includes being able to suggest solutions for dealing with both resources and the infrastructure, with aircraft and crew as well as for dealing with passengers and goods.
  • Describe international regulations governing the area of air traffic security and their implementations.
  • Describe the environmental impact of flying and propose different solutions for decreasing this impact.

After completing the course, the student is also expected to be able to:

  • Read, understand and discuss English texts of different kinds, in particular texts connected to air traffic and logistics
  • Extract technical content from popular articles written by non-specialists (journalists, reporters, etc.); expand the content and comment on it
  • Show command of a more specialist vocabulary and terminology of the kind used in the field of air transport.
  • Present information in a way that is easy to follow by the others
  • Intelligently and objectively critique the work of others
  • Formulate and argue for personal ideas and viewpoints
  • Summarize a longer text 

Course content

Texts connected to air traffic and logistics are read and discussed. Training is given in meeting and presentation techniques, based on case studies. Writing skills will be practised through reports and summaries of different kinds.
The subject content will focus specifically upon the building of airport infrastructure, dealing with crises and disturbances in air traffic, technology and methods for working with air safety and the environmental effects of flying.
Revision and work with style and text coherence as the need arises.

Teaching and working methods

The course is built up around lessons and seminars where active participation is expected. The 1st part is devoted to scientific writing (using aviation-related texts as examples); the 2nd part is case studies.


UPG2Hand-in assignmentsU, 3, 4, 56 credits
Compulsory attendance and active participation are required and form the basis of UPG2.


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt


Valentin Polishchuk

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 57 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 103 h

Course literature

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UPG2 Hand-in assignments U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits
Compulsory attendance and active participation are required and form the basis of UPG2.

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