Accounting & FinanceFinance and Compliance
Executive Certificate in Aircraft Leasing and Financing
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- 27 Feb 2021 (Sat)
- 3 months to 4 months
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This programme offers the essential concepts and contemporary issue about aircraft leasing and financing. It provides a broad overview of main categories of different aircraft leasing transactions.
About The Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association
The Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association (HKALA) was founded in June 2017 to promote the development of the aircraft leasing and finance industry.
HKALA's members include key international and domestic lessors, lessees, banks and other financial institutions, investors, law firms, accounting and tax advisory firms and other service providers involved in the aircraft leasing and finance industry.
The Association seeks to be a united force in the industry that strives to enhance Hong Kong's status as an international aviation and financial centre.
The total number of contact hours is 30 for the entire programme.
The programme aims to equip students with a solid foundation and knowledge of the latest developments in aircraft leasing and financing. It deals with different aspects of aircraft leasing and financing with a focus on the practical features pertinent to the Hong Kong aviation market.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
- Apply fundamental concepts of leasing and financing transactions in the aircraft sector
- Evaluate how the regulatory framework and the demands of regulatory bodies affect aircraft leasing and financing in Hong Kong
- Explain the operation of aircraft leasing and financing transactions
- Discuss the best practice and challenges of aircraft leasing and financing in Hong Kong
William specialises in aircraft finance and leasing. He has considerable expertise across a broad range of aviation transactions including export credits, tax leases, operating leases and sale and purchase of aircraft portfolios. His experience covers a variety of structures including Japanese operating leases, French tax leases, European ECA- and US Exim-backed aircraft financing, pre-delivery financing and Chinese domestic leases. William’s work upon a number of innovative deals has been recognised in the Airfinance Journal’s Asia Pacific Deal of the Year for each of 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
William was an advisor to the Aviation Task Force under the Hong Kong Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government from 2012 to 2017, contributing to the establishment of Hong Kong’s concessionary tax regime for aircraft leasing. He is consistently ranked a Band 1 Aviation Finance lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific.
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1 Principles of Aircraft Leasing and Financing ( 21 hrs)
2 Aircraft Leasing and Financing in Practice ( 9 hrs )
Module 1 Principles of Aircraft Leasing and Financing
- Introduction to the aviation industry and its growth projections
- Fundamental concepts of leasing
- Aircraft nationality and rights registration
- Purchase and leasing of aircraft
- Aircraft trading
- Lease financing of aircraft
- Commercial debt financing of aircraft
- Export credit financing of aircraft
- Tax lease financing of aircraft
- Capital market structures in aircraft financing
- Financial statement analysis for aviation
- Financial modeling aircraft leasing and financing
- Airline performance and credit risk
- Overview of air services development and its regulatory framework
- Double taxation treaty network
- Concessionary tax regime
- Legal aspects of aircraft leasing and financing
- Analysis of key terms in aircraft leases
- Technical aspects of aircraft leases
- Aviation insurances and key clauses
- Claims management in aviation insurances
Module 2 Aircraft Leasing and Financing in Practice
- Aircraft leasing and financing business in practice
- Case studies in aircraft leasing and financing
- Managing an aircraft throughout its life cycle
- Aircraft portfolio management
- Opportunities and challenges for aircraft leasing and financing in Hong Kong
Assessment method: one individual assignment for each module
The Executive Certificate will be conferred to candidates who pass in continuous assessment as well as achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme.
FEb 2021 intake - new
|1 (6 hours)||27 Feb 2021 (Sat)||10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||1 (21 hours)|
|2 (6 hours)||6 Mar 2021 (Sat)|
|3 (6 hours)||13 Mar 2021 (Sat)|
|4 (3 hours)||20 Mar 2021 (Sat)||10:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|4 (3 hours)||20 Mar 2021 (Sat)||2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||2 ( 9 hours)|
|5 (6 hours)||27 Mar 2021 (Sat)||10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
Venue: Hong Kong Island Campus
Applicants shall hold:
i) a Bachelor's Degree awarded by a recognized Universirty or equivalent; or
ii) an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior work experience will be considered on individual merit.
HK$150 HK$150 (Non-refundable)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$6000
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