Explain the Air Cargo market characteristics and interrelations with passenger operations.

Introduction, aims and summary of content

Welcome to the Air Cargo Operations module. read this Module Study Guide (MSG) carefully as it contains all the information about the module, the teaching and learning plan and the assignments. Air cargo represents a relatively small percentage by volume of world trade, but its significance leaps by value. The air cargo industry serves as a key engine of economic growth and development. It supports trade and investment, promotes connectivity, and improves efficiency and competitiveness.

The Air Cargo Operations module aims to explain the above principles to students. Students are expected to understand the complex and changing issues required to maximize all aspects of the air cargo business and see all the parts of commercial aviation operations. This module will look at the important function of air cargo operations to the commercial aviation industry. Some of the key features of this type of operation are examined together with some of the challenges faced such as safety and security and environmental impact.

Air cargo operators are more sensitive to changes in the global economy than commercial passenger aviation. The industry is working towards greater resilience with the use of UAVs likely to play a significant role. The module will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to for a future role in this exciting area of aviation. Learning outcomes to be assessed

1. Explain the Air Cargo market characteristics and interrelations with passenger operations

2. Analyse the environmental considerations related to Air Cargo Operations

3. Evaluate air cargo operations framework and related regulations

4. Compare and contrast the principles of special cargo handling

5. Link Air Cargo with airport location idiosyncrasies

6. Apply management principles to Air Cargo Operations by working in groups