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Discover how airlines evaluate competing aircraft types based on technical and economic criteria.
How will I benefit?
This course will enable you to:
- Have more insight into aircraft selection and acquisition processes
- Examine the techniques and methods which are used by airlines to analyse aircraft
- Know how airlines organise fleet planning and the aircraft evaluation processes
- Follow the example of a major European airline’s evaluation process
- Use economic analysis techniques through a comprehensive business case
- Understand key issues facing airlines and manufacturers regarding aircraft availability and financing
- Comprehend financial analysis: investment valuation, sensitivity analysis and leasing vs. purchasing
What does the course cover?
- Current and emerging industry trends
- Basic aircraft evaluation principles
- Qualitative aircraft evaluation criteria
- Aircraft evaluation for a major airline
- Aircraft selection: airplane direct operating cost, cost breakdown by categories, choosing aircraft type cabin
- Risk vs. reward evaluation – focus on aircraft performance
- Aircraft utilisation and productivity impact
- Aircraft standardisation?
- Analysis of investment in aircraft: cash-flow estimates, airlines cost of capital, measuring profitability: NPV, IRR
- Leasing vs. purchasing aircraft
- Business cases
Who should attend
- Airline managers involved in fleet planning and procurement, asset management, strategic planning, finance and operations
- Manufacturer analysts with customer interfaces, particularly those in sales and marketing
- Asset management finance and contracts managers
- Analysts and managers of aircraft leasing companies, banks, appraisal firms and insurance companies