A Methodology for Aircraft Valuation
There are a lot of parallels between what we’re doing and an expensive watch. It’s very complex, has a lot of parts and it only has value when it’s predictable and reliable.
—Gordon Bethune, Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines, 1997
An aircraft’s valuation and the projection of its future price is an intricate process. This and the following chapter provide a comprehensive review of aircraft valuation and present a methodology that accurately measures return on investment, improves the efficiency of managing operating costs, and effectively determines yield analysis.
The value of an aircraft depends ...