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Foundations of Airline Finance


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1. Airline Finance: An Overview 2. Airline Cost Classifications 3. The Time Value of Money and Its Setting in the Aviation Industry 4. Assessments of Risk and Return 5. Airline Financial Accounting Practices 6. Financial Performance and Measurement 7. Assessment of Financial Statements 8. Airline Capital Budgeting 9. Airline Capital Structure and Cost of Capital 10. Management of Current Asset 11. Revenue and Risk Management 12. Analysis of Aircraft Leases 13. Financial Trends in the Aviation Industry: Growth; Privatization; and Valuation

About the Author

Dr Bijan Vasigh is Professor of Economics and Finance in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Florida, USA, and a Managing Director at Aviation Consulting Group, LLC. Kenneth Fleming is Managing Director, ACG Aviation Consulting Group LLC, Ormond Beach, Florida, USA Barry Humphreys is a former Director of Virgin Atlantic Airways; he is currently Non-Executive Chairman of the British Air Transport Association and an aviation consultant.


'This is an excellent worldwide aviation industry primer organized around finance and accounting principles. It is both an introductory text for airline finance students and a comprehensive repository of financial and economic data for all the world's airlines; as such, the book is very useful for industry and government planners and managers...Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.' - D. Brand, formerly of Harvard University, in CHOICE

`Airline Finance is a great "bridge" between theory and practice. The authors' cumulative experience is reflected in a book that not only applies the tools of financial management to aviation, but explains why these analyses drive airline performance. The book provides solid frameworks to analyse critical decisions in airline finance, including fuel hedging, leasing, and valuation. Airline Finance should serve as the basic reference for airline CFOs, executives, and industry analysts.' - John S. Strong, Professor of Economics and Finance, College of William and Mary, USA `The authors provide an excellent introductory text for airline finance students. Unlike other textbooks, there is a well-rounded coverage of invaluable finance and accounting concepts that provide students with the academic foundation to truly understand the aviation-related issues at hand' - Dr. David Tan, University of New South Wales, Australia `Foundations of Airline Finance is an outstanding contribution to the field of aviation education. The authors provide an exceptionally in-depth look at airline finance at a level that is easy to comprehend.' - Chaminda Prelis, Assistant Professor of Aviation Management, University of Dubuque, USA

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