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Aircraft Evaluation

Discover how airlines evaluate competing aircraft types based on technical and economic criteria.

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


  • No pre-requisite


  • 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


  • Classroom: Three full days - approx 9 to 5pm

Course content:

  • 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

Methods and evaluation

  • Session in English - Contact us to arrange a session in another language
  • Practical activities through serious game / use-case study
  • Experienced trainer all along the course
  • Continuous control through practical activity

Dates and venue:

Course fee:

  • Full fee €2 000 
  • Early bird fee: €1 600 (applicable if booking is made 60 or more calendar days before the start of the course)
  • All prices excluding V.A.T where applicable
  • Full payment must be received 4 weeks prior to the session unless training is funded by an OPCO (applicable to France only)


  • For any queries regarding this session or to arrange a private session, please contact our Business team by email or by phone on 05 62 12 11 16

Access terms and deadlines:

  • Pre-registration to this course is through the online form on the dedicated session webpage
  • Pre-registration must be received 7 working days before the start of the session
  • If a training requires a pre-requisite, we will validate your registration through a test and/or a telephone interview
  • We require four weeks written cancellation notice prior to the start of the course. After this period, we will charge cancellation fees as follows;
    • Two to four weeks prior to the start of the course = 50% cancellation fee.
    • During the two weeks before the start of the course or in the case of a No-show = 100% of total amount will be charged. Please note that name changes are accepted at any time.
  • AirBusiness Academy reserves the right to cancel any course up to four weeks prior to course commencement.
  • A full refund of the course fee can be provided upon written request. AirBusiness Academy will not be liable for any other expenses incurred by course participants (i.e. airfare or hotel charges)

Accessibility for people with disabilities:

  • AirBusiness Academy strives to ensure that its learning services are open and accessible to everyone
  • If you have a disability, please let us know during the registration process. We will take the necessary measures to guarantee your comfort during your training session (example of facilities : designated parking space, ground floor classrooms, lift in operation, signage, personal assistance available)
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Page updated on 06/04/2022

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