Foreword by Kelly IsonPrefacePrologue by Kenneth DufourChapter 1: The Evolution and Globalization of Commercial Aircraft Chapter 2: Aircraft Variants and Manufacturing Specifications Chapter 3: Aircraft Efficiency: Operating and Financial MetricsChapter 4: A Methodology for Aircraft ValuationChapter 5: Aircraft Valuation and Sensitivity Analysis Chapter 6: The Principles of Effective Cost Management and Capital StructureChapter 7: Aircraft Secured Bond Transactions and SecuritizationChapter 8: General Aviation Aircraft and Appraisal Chapter 9: Aircraft Leasing and FinanceChapter 10: Airline Fleet Selection ProcessChapter 11: Export Credit Agencies and Aircraft FinanceAppendixGlossaryIndex
Bijan Vasigh is professor of Economics and Finance in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Florida.
"In this insightful book, authors Bijan Vasigh, Reza Taleghani, and Darryl Jenkins bring the financial aspects of this highly capitalized and dynamic industry to life, giving the reader an understanding of the decisions that have led to the current state of aircraft production and airlines that fly them. Aircraft Finance highlights the financial sensitivities that contribute to the volatility that is inherent in the business today and details the challenges and dynamics currently facing this ever-changing industry. The reader will be intrigued by the trade-offs airlines and aircraft manufacturers make and the impact these trade-offs have on the valuation of the aircraft asset and airlines' fleets and route decisions. The book also provides insights into financing alternatives, as well as the structural ramifications of those decisions." -Zane Rowe, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UAL; "These authors know aviation, the airline industry, and aircraft finance. This book is a comprehensive description of the industry's entire food chain where readers will be able to understand where money is made and where value is so often destroyed in enormous quantities at so many airlines. It is definitely worth reading!" -Robert A. Milton, Chairman & C.E.O. Air Canada (Retired); "The authors show their respect and passion for the industry as they take you from basics to balance sheets in this new standard of aviation finance. This book delivers a comprehensive and logical framework for analyzing and designing the financial underpinnings that will drive smart business decisions." -Blair LaCorte, CEO of XOJET