AVAT12016 - Airline Finance Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Airline Finance Analysis is designed to provide you with an understanding of the financial decision-making required in the commercial air transport industry. You will learn about key financial management concepts and how they are applied to the management of airlines. Topics include making investment decisions, financing choices (including leasing), fleet planning, route economics, hedging financial risks, and airline financial statements.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication and Air Transportation are the prerequisites of this unit. Students are required to complete and achieve a passing grade for the above units.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Case Study 30%
3. Group Discussion 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Interpret airline financial statements to measure the financial performance of an airline
  2. Discuss financing models for aircraft acquisition that suits the airline financial standing
  3. Conduct an airline financial risk analysis to propose suitable risk management strategies
  4. Explain the strategies and processes used by airlines for accessing capital and for capital budgeting
  5. Evaluate the future trends of industry directions through industry and data analysis from key forecast organisations and external shock factors that threaten the industry’s profitability.

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