3 day Masterclass

Aviation Finance



The 3 Day Masterclass in Aviation Finance is designed for financial and accounting professionals within the aviation industry who are looking to improve upon their strategic finance and planning skills.

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expand your knowledge

Learn how to interpret various financial statements, as well as how to improve overall profitability and solvency

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develop new skills

Master effective financial and fleet planning: drive organisational performance through financial KPIs

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gain strategic advantage

Get to grips with risk management for aviation, and learn how to develop a turnaround strategy for an airline


C-level executives in the aviation sector will also benefit from attending, by gaining a comprehensive overview of accounting and finance principles in the airline industry, as well as how to turn around a struggling airline.

In just 3 days you will:

  • Refresh your knowledge of maximising airline revenues, and examine a typical airline expenses and how to manage and reduce costs
  • Learn how to read and interpret the income statement and balance sheet of an airline, and then develop an action plan for profit improvement
  • Review the various classes of airline assets, as well as the typical airline liabilities
  • Discover why cash is so critical in business, especially for an airline
  • Examine the sources and uses of cash in an airline, plus how to understand the implications of a company’s generation and application of cash
  • Review the various sources of financial information and comment on the ability of management to improve overall profitability and solvency
  • Learn the importance and how to use various airline systems, such as the maintenance planning system, the enterprise resource planning system and the flight operations system
  • Learn how to develop the strategic plan into a business plan, and then how to drive organisational change

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Airlines
  • Aviation Authorities
  • Suppliers
  • Banks
  • Law Firms
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Government and Regulators
  • Investors

Who will attend:

  • Financial analysts
  • Aircraft analysts
  • CFO
  • Financial controllers
  • Analysts
  • Credit managers
  • Risk managers
  • Corporate finance

Course Agenda

  • Big Picture Introduction
  • Speed Networking
  • Industry Performance
  • Finance Organisation
  • Revenue Management
  • Expenses
  • Group exercise: Read and interpret the income statement of an airline assigned to each group
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Group Exercise: Read and interpret the balance sheet of an airline assigned
  • Cash
  • Group exercise: Read and interpret the cash flow statement of an airline assigned to each group
  • Financial statements: putting it all together
  • Case study: Revisit the financial information of the assigned airlines and comment on the ability of management to improve overall profitability and solvency
  • Airline financial systems
  • Case study: Review ERP and design best in class systems for an airline of the future
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial planning
  • Fleet planning
  • Case study: Examine a fleet plan and comment on the airline’s strategic direction
  • Risk management and opportunity cost
  • Financial adversity and turnarounds
  • Emerging and Topical Opportunities and threats
  • Case study:Review a case of a struggling airline
  • Open Q&A session
  • Personal action plans
  • Course recap and feedback
  • Wrap

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or emma-jane.dinan@terrapinn.com (Asia Pacific)
for more details


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