Systemic Evaluation of Air Transportation

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Systemic Evaluation of Air Transportation Lecture

Aviation has developed from the first motor powered flight at the shore of Kitty Hawk to a worldwide cross-linked industry with essential impact on world economy. Commercial Aviation forms a complex system, whose separate components interact in many ways.

The Systemic Evaluation of Air Transportation lecture addresses the description and analysis of the system and its subcomponents. Interfaces and interactions as well as common interests and conflicts of the stakeholders in air transportation are illustrated. Current developments and future initiatives are considered. Furthermore, an overview over the regulative framework is offered.


The lecture is offered every summer term with a two hour lecture per week (4CP). It is aimed at students completing a Master of Science in Mechanical and Process Engineering and is positioned in the mandatory elective field III. The Instructor is Dr.-Ing. Jens Schiefele (Director Boeing Digital Aviation Research), assisted by research associate Jonas Schulze, M. Sc..

Schedule & Examination

First Lecture: Monday, April 9th, 2018

Lecture Time: Monday, 08:55 – 10:35 in room L1|01-562K

Schedule Overview:

  • 09.04.2018
  • 16.04.2018
  • 30.04.2018
  • 07.05.2018
  • 28.05.2018
  • 04.06.2018
  • 11.06.2018
  • 18.06.2018
  • 25.06.2018
  • 02.07.2018

Field Trips

At the beginning of the lecture free period field trips are planned. They will visit stakeholders in air transportation in the Rhein/Main region (airport, air navigation service provider, airline). The number of participants will be limited, further information will be given in the lecture.

Airline Manager Simulation

It is planned to offer the lecture participants the possibility to take the role of an airline manager in a simulation accompanying the lecture. The simulation allows to experience content and difficulties that are covered by the lecture.


Oral examination, approx. 20 minutes per student in groups of three.

It is necessary to register first at the Moodle course for an oral examination date! Afterwards, a registration in TUCaN is required.

Since in the winter term no Moodle course is available, an exam date registration with Katja Möller is required prior to the registration in TUCaN.

Please note: An application for the oral examination in TUCaN without a prior registration at Moodle is invalid.

The scheduling of the slots on each examination day will be available early in the lecture.

Planned examination periods (tbc):

  • Summer Term 2018: Aug. 27th / 28th and Sep. 25th / 26th (TBC)
  • Winter Term 2017/18: Feb. 19th 2018

Documentation & More Information

Please register for this lecture in TUCaN. Afterwards, you will be automatically subscribed at the e-learning portal Moodle. There you can download the lecture notes and find current information regarding the lecture dates. You will need your TU-ID (e.g.: „ab12ebob.stud.tu“ > TUCaN/Moodle: „ab12ebob“) and your password. In case you need help with your TU-ID or the registration, please contact the e-learning center of the HRZ.