Aircraft Acquisition and Financing (LIVE virtual classroom)



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About the course

4-day (20 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

Learn from our highly experienced IATA instructors how to deal with aircraft acquisition and financing in times of crisis. You will become familiarized with commercial and legal fundamentals to help you choose, draft, structure and negotiate an appropriate aircraft purchase, lease or financing agreement. This course introduces you to the key leasing and financing structures available for the purchase and operation of aircraft, including leases, straight purchases, secured loans, and government / manufacturer assistance. In these times of crisis, you will also learn what options you may have in respect of existing agreements and what may change in this sector going forward.

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Course code: TALL-04-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 20 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants should have prior experience with airline contracts and basic aviation law.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

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Aircraft Acquisition and Financing (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
20 - 23 February, 2023
Register before 30 Jan, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 06 Feb
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172585
USD 1,419
USD 1,853
USD 2,070
2 daily LIVE sessions:
  13:30-15:00 & 15:30-17:00 Beijing/Singapore
  9:30-11:00 & 11:30-13:00 Dubai
  6:30-8:00 & 8:30-10:00 Geneva/Paris
  5:30-7:00 & 7:30-9:00 UTC

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the structure and categories of aircraft acquisition agreements
  • Identify critical negotiation points for points for aircraft and equipment purchase agreements
  • Analyze key dynamics of the financial and leasing markets
  • Avoid common pitfalls in choosing, structuring and negotiating your agreements
  • Interpret the main components of purchasing and leasing contracts for new or used aircraft

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Fleet and financial planning and implementation
  • Types of financing and leasing
  • Aircraft leasing and risk management
  • Risk management, ownership, title and security and air law

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Internal and external legal counsel and advisors
  • Fleet trading managers
  • Leasing and insurance analysts
  • Bankers, engineers and government authorities

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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