Course Detail: AAVA - Aviation Asset Valuation and Aircraft Appraisal

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The Aviation Asset Valuation and Aircraft Appraisal Course focuses on the specifics of aviation asset valuations and appraisal methodologies used in the aviation industry, including the appraisal process, three approaches to value, aviation assets, and commercial aircraft valuation and securitization. The use of current readings, discussions, quizzes, and the solving of exercises and problems will be utilized throughout the course. 

The Aviation Asset Valuation and Aircraft Appraisal Course can be taken independently, or toward the Certificate of Management in Aviation Accounting and Finance.

What You Will Learn 

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the overall appraisal process
  • Differentiate the definitions and uses of values
  • Formulate the approaches to asset valuation
  • Apply the generic valuation approaches to assets in aviation
  • Justify the importance of valuation in aviation asset securitization 

Key Topics

  • Definitions and uses of values
  • Aviation assets and securitization
  • Commercial aircraft valuation

Learning Objectives

  • Define an appraisal
  • Examine the steps in the valuation process
  • Contrast different types of appraisals
  • Evaluate different definitions of values
  • Describe the uses of values
  • Apply appropriate value definitions to various appraisal assignment
  • Describe the three approaches to value
  • Describe the situations that make a particular approach to value the most suitable
  • Explain different forms of depreciation
  • Perform adjustments in the sales comparison approach
  • Estimate the present value of cash flows in the income approach
  • Describe assets in aviation and aerospace that require periodic appraisals
  • Evaluate specific features of various aviation assets and required expertise for their appraisals
  • Identify the most likely approaches to value when appraising different aviation assets
  • Interpret the importance of maintenance status to aircraft value and perform maintenance-related adjustments
  • Appraise definitions of commercial aircraft values used in the industry
  • Interpret macroeconomic and aircraft-specific variables that affect the values of commercial aircraft
  • Explain different types of commercial aircraft appraisals
  • Evaluate the characteristics of EETC financing that enhance its performance 
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of EETC and Aircraft ABS

Who Should Attend

As aircraft appraisal and aviation asset valuation affects a variety of individuals and departments, professionals working in various capacities across the transportation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:

  • Aircraft Appraisers 
  • Audit & Assurance Professionals
  • CPAs
  • Aviation Accountants & Accountants
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Aircraft Acquisition Managers
  • Tax Professionals
  • Finance Consultants

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to each attendee who successfully completes the course.  The Aviation Asset Valuation and Aircraft Appraisal Course is not currently approved by NASBA to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. 

Course delivery will include both asynchronous and synchronous components comprised of various instructional strategies, such as Readings, Narrated PowerPoint videos, Discussion Boards, and synchronous online meetings. The best of both worlds ~ an online asynchronous self-paced course with access to a subject matter expert. Program knowledge level is identified as basic, with no required advance preparation or prerequisites. Requirements include a reliable internet connection to access the course and its materials, access to Microsoft Excel or equivalent spreadsheet-creation software, and approximately 40 hours of study.

Student performance is assessed by online discussion participation and quizzes. An overall grade of 70% is required to pass the course and apply it toward the Certificate of Management in Aviation Accounting and Finance. All quizzes provide two attempts. If additional attempts are needed, a request can be submitted to the instructor.

Registration Information

The preferred method of payment is credit-card at the time of registration. If you are paying by another method of payment (wire-transfer, employer voucher, check/PO), please 'Create Profile' from the left menu and then contact Daytona Beach ProEd to submit a registration request. Please note registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received in full.

Contact Us

For questions on the Certificate of Management in Aviation Accounting and Finance and related courses, please contact or 386 226 6928. 

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $50 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course. For additional information, please review the detailed cancellation, deferment, no-show and refund policies.

 Session Information: D1024-AAVA-I1

Schedule: The course is offered as an online, asynchronous course from October 7 - November 1, 2024. The instructor will provide virtual office hours, to supplement learning objectives and review content. The final schedule will be confirmed by the instructor. If content is covered during the virtual office sessions, they will be recorded and posted to the course.
Standard Fee : $700.00

Additional Information

Contact: Crystal Fornataro
Tel: 386.226.2983


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Facility Detail

Daytona Beach Campus
Online Course
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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