Aviation in Practice

By Dana K. Haffar

To help students of the Airline Operations and Industry Practices course put theory to practice, the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management organized a field trip to Middle East Airlines (MEA) headquarters at Rafic Hariri International Airport. The students enjoyed a first-hand experience of the industry, from managerial tasks, route structuring and flight scheduling to marketing strategies. They also attended a real-life presentation of the classes held in the MEA training center and a demonstration of the simulators for both pilots’ and civil aviation technicians’ training.