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Foundations of airline finance : methodology and practice

Author: Bijan Vasigh; Ken Fleming; Liam Mackay
Publisher: London : Routledge, imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, 2017 ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice is a textbook that comprehensively covers, at a basic level, all aspects of the subject, bringing together many of the numerous and informative articles and institutional developments that have characterized the field of airline finance in the previous two decades. In the early chapters, the reader is introduced to the elementary theoretical foundations that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bijan Vasigh; Ken Fleming; Liam Mackay
ISBN: 9781351158046 135115804X
OCLC Number: 1014375717
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Part, Theoretical Aspects of Airline Finance --
chapter 1 The Role of Finance in the Airline Industry / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 2 Airline Cost Classifications / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 3 Time Value of Money / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 4 Risk and Return / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
part, Airline Accounting and Finance --
chapter 5 The Role of Accounting in Airlines / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 6 Airline Financial Statements / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 7 Financial Statement Analysis / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
part, Airline Capital Budgeting --
chapter 8 Airline Capital Budgeting / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 9 Airline Capital Structure and Cost of Capital / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 10 Working Capital and Current Asset Management / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
part, Practical Applications of Airline Finance --
chapter 11 Fuel Hedging and Risk Management / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 12 Buy versus Lease Decision-Making / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay --
chapter 13 Aviation Industry Valuation / Bijan Vasigh Ken Fleming Liam Mackay.
Responsibility: Bijan Vasigh, Ken Fleming, Liam Mackay.

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"Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice is a textbook that comprehensively covers, at a basic level, all aspects of the subject, bringing together many of the numerous and informative articles and institutional developments that have characterized the field of airline finance in the previous two decades. In the early chapters, the reader is introduced to the elementary theoretical foundations that underpin the role of finance in the airline industry. Critical topics, such as the time value of money, the notion of risk and return, and the complex nature of costs (fixed, semi-fixed, variable, and marginal) are discussed and illustrated with concrete examples. This is followed by an in-depth presentation of the role of accounting in airlines. Ratio analysis is used to further analyze airline financial statements. Airline industry specific metrics, such as cost per available seat mile (CASM) and revenue per revenue passenger mile (RRPM), are covered. The role of capital and asset management is then explained in the following chapters. The final chapters of the text present some important practical applications of the theoretical ideas presented earlier; these applications include hedging, the buy versus lease decision for aircraft and the question of the valuation of assets (mainly aircraft). Moreover, specific methods for actually calculating internal valuation are presented and evaluated. Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice will be of greatest value to students who are contemplating entering financial management in the air transportation industry; however, the text will also serve as an accessible and comprehensive reference for industry professionals."--Provided by publisher.

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