Managing the Corporate Aviation Function

Corporate aviation requires a sizable financial investment in corporate aircraft, facilities and operations. Managers responsible for these resources are often challenged to show a return on invested capital, operating flexibly and efficiency. They must manage small teams with a diversity of responsibilities. Managing the Corporate Aviation Function emphasizes the management skills vital to executives and managers responsible for the corporate aircraft function.







James G. Clawson

Mark E. Haskins

Kenneth C. Lichtendahl, Jr.

June A. West


Gain insight into:

Financial Fundamentals

  • Speak the language of finance.
  • Understand a company's annual report and basic financial statements.
  • Analyze the business case for corporate aviation.

Equipment Justification

  • Make an informed capital budgeting business case for new aircraft.
  • Develop a successful fleet business case for a turboprop airplane, a jet airplane and a helicopter using net present value.

Corporate-AviationOperational Challenges

  • Analyze various cost allocation techniques.
  • Develop various charge-back methods to allocate operating costs to users.

Financing Methods

  • Analyze alternative financing methods.
  • Understand chartering, leasing, fractional ownership and outright purchase of the equipment to provide the flight hours required by the business.

Organizational and Behavior Difficulties

  • Manage interpersonal relations.
  • Overcome behavioral challenges.

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  • Course Information

    15-20 March 2015

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    $9,100 covers materials, meals and Inn at Darden accommodations.

    NBAA Member Discount
    Receive a 10 percent fee reduction

    Managers with significant aviation responsibilities

    Gain one week of credit toward a Certificate of Specialization

    Darden School of Business
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Additional Information:
    +1-434-924-3000 or contact the program director.