Singapore, 24-26 Jun 2019

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.


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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 organisationa

Meet your instructor

Chris Thomas teaching Aviation Finance for Terrapinn Training

Chris Thomas is A global executive with over 15 years in Asia spanning aviation, loyalty-lifestyle, online travel, and finance sectors.

An expert in aviation and low-cost carrier development, Chris offers unique insight into the rapidly evolving aviation and transportation industries. From 2012 till end 2017, Chris was a key member of the core leadership team which transitioned Hong Kong Express from an 8-year old loss-making full-service carrier into a dynamic, low-cost, high-growth, manpower-efficient and profitable airline. During his tenure as Director - Talent & Innovation, Chris lead all talent acquisition, manpower planning, strategic department restructuring, system transformation and system security aspects as HKE grew from 5 A/C to 25A/C in less than 4 years, achieved profitability for the first time in company history in 2015 and 2016, and the overall staffing surpassed 1,100 employees.
Upon leaving HKE at the end of 2017, Chris became Managing Director of Ventana Aviation Academy, a leading aviation education and training institute; and Aviation Talent, a specialist executive search and selection firm.
Chris graduated with an MA in International Economics, Finance, and Asian Studies from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and has a BA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. The early part of his career focused on finance and private equity with roles on Wall Street and leading a family office in Beijing, China. He is Mandarin fluent and addicted to spicy food.

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

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  • “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


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or (Asia Pacific)
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