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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Flight Operations Management?"

Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Operations Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand the overall structure of flight operations, including regulations (Part 91, 91K, Part 135, Part 121), domestic and international interactions.
  • Describe the various components involved in the management of a flight operation: finance, marketing, training, standardization, safety management systems, project management and human resources.
  • Be familiar with environmental and business practices associated with a flight operation.
  • Be familiar with safety management systems, risk management tools, crisis management planning.
  • Be able to co-ordinate the developments and implementations of strategic and tactical plans and allocations of flight operation assets.

Related Career Titles

Accident Investigators
Administrative Assistant
Agricultural Pilot
Air Freight / Cargo Agent
Air Inspector
Air Taxi Pilot
Air Traffic Controller
Air Traffic Reporting Pilot
Airport Manager
Assistant Test Operator
Associate Transportation Engineer Inspector
Aviation Attorney
Aviation Inspector
Aviation Medical Examiner
Baggage Handler
Cabin Maintenance Mechanic
Cargo Handler
Commercial Pilot
Corporate Pilot
Customer Service Representative
Customs Agent
Drug Enforcement Agent
Field Inspector
Fire and Crash Rescue
Fixed Base Operator Manager
Flight Dispatcher
Flight Instructor
Freight Reservations


Ground Attendant
Helicopter Pilot
Information Systems Specialist Inspectors
Loss Control
Major / National Airline Pilot
Military Pilot
Operations Supervisor
Passenger Service Agent
Passenger Service Representative
Quality Control Inspector
Ramp Planner
Ramp Service Personnel
Regional Airline Pilot
Safety Inspector
Scheduling Coordinator
Security Officers
Security Specialist
Senior Transport Engineer
Sky Caps
Sky Marshal
Station Manager
Supervising Airplane Pilot
Test Pilot
Transportation Engineer
Transportation Planner
Travel Agent

Related Job Listings/ Job Search Website

Air Line Pilots Association
Plane Jobs
Federal Aviation Administration
Flite Jobs
Airline Careers
Flight Crew Jobs
Flight International
Aviation Employment

Affiliated Organizations

FAA Homepage
Aviation Digital Data Service (Weather Information)
Missouri Pilots Association
General Aviation Serving All Americans
Ninety-Nines Homepage (International Organization of Women Pilots)

Airline Groups and Associations

Airline Association for Benchmarking & Measurement
Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies
Arab Air Carriers Organization
Association of European Airlines (AEA)
The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG)
European Regions Airline Association
Regional Airline Association Represents
World Airline Entertainment Association

Airport Groups and Associations

The Airport Association for Benchmarking (TAAB)
Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
Airports Council International (ACI)
Airports Council International (European Region)
Airports Council International (North America)
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
British Airports Group (B.A.G.)
The European Union Airport Coordinators Association (EUACA)
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
International Association of Airport Executives
Iowa Public Airports Association (IPAA)
The Peachtree DeKalb Airport Association (PDKAA)
Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness and Protection
U.S. Citizens Aviation Watch

Airship & Ballooning Groups and Associations

The Airship Association Established
Balloons Over Idaho
Experimental Balloon and Airship Association (EBAA)
Naval Airship Association, Inc. (NAA)

Gliding Organizations

Soaring Association of Canada
Vintage Sailplane Association
Women Soaring Pilots Association
Soaring Society of America

Hang Gliding and Ultralight Organizations

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA)
Hawaiian Hang Gliding Association, Ltd.
Irish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (IHPA)
US Hang Gliding Association
United States Ultralight Association, Inc. (USUA)

Helicopter Organizations

American Helicopter Society International
Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association

Bell 47 Helicopter Association
Eastern Region Helicopter Council, Inc.
Navy Helicopter Alumni Association
Popular Rotorcraft Association
Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network

Historical & Preservation Associations

The Aircraft Engine Historical Society
American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS)
Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia
The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation
The Arrow Alliance
Belgian Aviation History Association
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation
Canadian Aviation Historical Society
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
The Collings Foundation Founded
First Flight Centennial Foundation
The First Flight Society
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery
Latin American Aviation Historical Society
The National Aviation Hall of Fame
The Society of Air Racing Historians
The Yakkes Foundation

Homebuilt and Experimental Aircraft Groups and Organizations

Experimental Aircraft Association Activities
EAA Warbird Squadron No.9
Popular Rotorcraft Association
Sport Aircraft Association New Zealand (SAANZ)

Humanitarian & Charitable Aviation Organizations

The Air Care Alliance
Angel Flight, Inc.
Angel Flight East
Angel Flight Georgia
Corporate Angel Network
Life Line Pilots
Piedmont Silver Eagles Charitable Funds, Inc.

Maintenance Organizations

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance
Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council
Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA)

Medical Organizations

Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)
National EMS Pilots Association

Military Organizations

The Air Force Association
Naval Helicopter Association
Sabre Pilots Association Of the Air Division Squadrons (SPAADS)

Modeling Organizations

The International Plastic Modelers Society (USA)

Pilot and Owners Groups

Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Switzerland
American Yankee Association
Associated Airtanker Pilots
Associazione Nazionale Piloti Aviazione Commerciale (Italy)
Australian Federation of Air Pilots
Austrian Cockpit Association
Belgian Cockpit Association
British Airline Pilots Association
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)
Canadian Seaplane Pilots Association
Cessna Pilots Association Technical
The Cherokee Pilots' Association
EEA Warbirds of America
European Sport Pilot Association
Hellenic American Pilots Association
I Fly America Association
International Association of Natural Resources Pilots (IANRP)
International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA)
International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations
Irish Airline Pilots Association
The National Broadcast Pilots Association
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
Piedmont Silver Eagles, Inc.
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA)
Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Líneas aéreas (Spain)

Sindicato dos Pilotos da Aviação Civil (Portugal)

Sport Aviation Association
Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada (UPAC)
US Airways Pilots Web Site
Vereniging van nederlandse Verkeervliegers (Netherlands)

Safety Organizations

Aviation Safety Institute
The International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA)
Flight Safety Foundation
Maintenance And Ramp Safety Society (MARSS)
National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation
National Safe Skies Alliance
SAFE Association

Sporting Bodies

The Aero Club of South Africa
Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association (ASRA)
Recreational Aviation Australia
Auxiliary-powered Sailplane Association
Aviation Society of Ireland
British Aerobatic Association
Danish Ultralight Flying Association
European Civil Aviation Conference
Experimental Aircraft Association
Experimental Balloon and Airship Association
Federation Francaise de Vol a Voile
Gliding Federation of Australia
Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA)
International Aerobatic Club
The Parachute Association of Ireland
The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom
Sport Aircraft Association New Zealand (SAANZ)

Trade and Professional Organizations

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)
The Air and Expedited Motor Carriers Association (AEMCA's)
Air Transport Action Group
Air Transport Association (ATA)
Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC)
Airborne Law Enforcement Association
Aircraft Electronics Association
Airforwarders Association
American Bar Association's Air & Space Law Forum
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Association of British Travel Agents
Association of Corporate Travel Executives
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
Australian Parachute Federation (APF)
Aviation Crime Prevention Institute
California Alliance for Advanced Transportation Systems (CAATS)
Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)
The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA)
European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA)
European Business Aviation Association (EBAA)
European Civil Aviation Conference
European Aviation Suppliers Association
Farnborough Aerospace Consortium
Freedom to Fly
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
German Aerospace Industries Association
Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (French Aerospace Industries Association)
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)
International Air Carriers Organisation
International Air Rail Organisation (IARO)
International Aviation Handlers' Association (IAHA)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (I.C.A.S.)
International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA)
International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Association (IFATSEA)
The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading
Kenya International Freight & Warehousing Association
Miami Maintenance Management Council
National Aeronautic Association
National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA)
National Aircraft Resale Association
The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)
National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
National Business Travel Association (NBTA)
North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA)
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Ontario Aerospace Council
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Panhellenic Electronic Engineers Union of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
The Parachute Industry Association (PIA)
Royal Aeronautical Society
Professional Women Controllers, Inc. (PWC)
The Society of British Aerospace Companies Ltd.
United States Aerospace Industry Representatives in Europe (USAIRE)
The Washington Aviation Association

Training and Education Organizations

Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF)
The Air League
Association of Aerospace Universities (AAU)
The Greater Houston Association of Flight Instructors
National Association of Flight Instructors
National Aviation and Space Education Alliance
The North American Trainer Association
University Aviation Association

Unions and Employee Groups

Air Logistics Aircrew Union
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AFMFA)
Airline Dispatchers Federation
Airline Employment Assistance Corps
Airline Pilots Association
Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO
Australian Federation of Air Pilots
Delta Air Line Pilots Association
Leeward Islands Air Line Pilots' Association (LIALPA)
National Air Traffic Controllers
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO)
Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)

Women's Organizations

Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)
International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA)
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
Professional Women Controllers, Inc. (PWC)
Women in Aviation, International
Women Soaring Pilots Association
Soaring Society of America

Four-Year Academic Plan

Aviation Technology - Airport Management: B.S. Degree
Aviation Technology - Avionics: B.S. Degree
Aviation Technology - Flight Operations Management: B.S. Degree  
Aviation Technology - Maintenance Management: B.S. Degree
Aviation Technology - Professional Pilot B.S. Degree
Aviation Technology - Systems Design Technology: B.S. Degree  

Career Library Resources

Airline Director Binder
Airline Pilot Interviews
Careers in Focus-Transportation Opportunities
Career Opportunities in Aviation & The Aerospace Industry
Checklist for Success: A Pilots Guide to the Successful Airline Interviews
Opportunities in Airline Careers
Opportunities in Federal Government and Careers
Opportunities in Transportation Careers
UCM Aviation Contacts

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Office of Career Services by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Sharon Jennings
Senior Career Development Coordinator