ECTS - Risk Management in Aviation

Risk Management in Aviation (AVM428) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Risk Management in Aviation AVM428 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course will examine the way in which aviation business and society make an assessment of, control and transfer risk. It is designed to provide knowledge of risk management in aviation. The goal of this course is to engage students in active discovery of risk management principles. Students will be prepared to function in an aviation business environment, developing an awareness of the challenges, the tools, and the process of designing and implementing a risk management program. The aviation risk management process involves identification of risks and associated potential costs, analysis of the causes of risk of financial loss, determination of various strategies to treat risk, selection of strategies appropriate to the goals and objectives of the business, implementation of the selected strategies, management and monitoring of results will be covered in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will learn theoretical background information on risk management in aviation.
  • Students will be able to understand, assess, control and transfer risks in aviation.
  • Students will be able to define, analyze and solve problems in risk management processes in aviation
Course Content Essential basics and limitations of aviation risk management, theoretical background of aviation risk management, practical implications of aviation risk management, implementation and optimization of aviation risk management.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Aviation Risk Management
2 Essential Basics and Limitations of Aviation Risk Management
3 Fundamentals and Structure of Risk Management in Aviation
4 Costs and Benefits of Aviation Risk Management
5 Costs and Benefits of Aviation Risk Management
6 Operational Risk Management in Aviation
7 Operational Risk Management in Aviation
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 Study of the Level of Risk and Safety Management System Implementation in Practice
10 Study of the Level of Risk and Safety Management System Implementation in Practice
11 Risk Management in Air Traffic Control
12 Importance of Fatigue in Aviation Risk Management
13 Aircraft Accident Investigations
14 Aircraft Accident Investigations
15 Implementation and Optimization of Aviation Risk Managem
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Müller R., Drax C., Wittner A., Aviation Risk and Safety Management, Springer, 2014
Other Sources 2. -Alexender T., Wells E., Introduction to Aviation Insurance and Risk Management, Frieger Publishing Company, 2008.
3. Flouris T., Kucuk Yılmaz A., Risk Management and Corporate Sustainability in Aviation, Ashgate Books, 2011
4. US Department of Transportation, Risk Management Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration, 2009.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 8 8
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 124