The Outcome-Oriented Academy

Introduction to Aircraft Leasing

6-Week Instructor-Led Online Course

In-house Presentation and Blended Learning Options for Organizations


Aircraft leasing is a multi-billion dollar industry that offers airlines an alternative to lease aircraft rather than buying and owning an aircraft outright. Leasing allows an airline to operate an aircraft profitably over the course of its life without a large financial commitment.

Led by Bryan Cunningham, Senior Aviation Consultant

bryanBryan Cunningham has over 20 years in aviation beginning his career serving 5 years in the United States Air Force. He holds an MBA and a Masters in Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as well as a Bachelors degree from Thomas Edison State College in Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

He started as a ground support equipment mechanic in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged. His career with the airlines started right afterwards as an FAA certified aircraft technician with Tower Air on Boeing 747 type aircraft eventually moving on to his last airline position with Jetblue Airways as a technical representative with the heavy maintenance division. Bryan has worked for many different aviation firms including 5 different airlines as well as contract aircraft maintenance organizations and MRO facilities. He is knowledgeable in most aircraft manufacturers to include Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier. Along with the varied aircraft experience, he has worked with many different engine manufacturers including Rolls Royce, IAE, and GE.

His career positions include aircraft maintenance, aircraft planning, aircraft routing, system operations, program management, heavy maintenance oversight, along with management and supervisory roles. Bryan Cunningham has been responsible for projects including engineering modifications, winglet installations, WIFI installations, Satellite TV and Radio STC modifications, and C-check management.

Bryan Cunningham founded Airfleet Acquisition Group, LLC located in Miami, FL providing Technical Advisory Services to lessors and lessees. The company specializes in aircraft maintenance and engineering needs including heavy maintenance oversight, aircraft redeliveries, Lease End/LOI/MOU pre-purchase inspections, FAA consultancy, aircraft trading and brokerage when requested.

He is a native of New York City and currently resides in Miami, Florida. His vast experience has brought him all over the world for extended periods of time including countries such as Saudi Arabia, India, El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia, and Canada to list a few.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Unique Course.

  • Get up to 2 hours of Personal Instructor feedback / interaction over 6 weeks

  • Online, In-house and Blended Learning Delivery Options

  • Proven course with High Ratings from past participants

  • Gain Hard Copy Certificate of Completion by Courier

  • Weekly Activities, Q&A Forums and Exercises for Maximum Retention of Knowledge

This course will explain the services the aircraft leasing industry offers. Topics that will be addressed include principles of the aircraft leasing industry, financing options and costs, aircraft values, and current industry trends and outlook. Government standards will be discussed to include authorities such as the FAA and EASA as well as international organizations such as ISTAT and IATA.

Week 1: Introduction to Aircraft Leasing

  • Basic Principles of Aircraft Leasing
  • Airline decision whether to lease or purchase
  • Pre-Lease Considerations
  • Technical Asset Management

Week 2: Aircraft Financing and Costs

  • Types of Aircraft Leases (Wet, ACMI, Dry, Damp)
  • Lease Terms
  • Total Costs (Fixed, Variable, Direct Maintenance, Invariable)
  • Return on Investment for Investors

Week 3: Factors Affecting Aircraft Values

  • Current Industry Trends and Finance Outlook (focus on Boeing)
  • Forecast of Overall long-term Growth
  • Aircraft Market Analysis

Week 4: Exercises

Exercise 1 – Analysis to Lease or Purchase
Exercise 2 – Factors Involving Technical Asset Management

Week 5: Exercises

Exercise 3 – Costs Factors When Leasing
Exercise 4 – ROI Analysis

Week 6: Exercises

Exercise 5 – Forecasting of long-term growth in Asia
Exercise 6 – Aircraft Market Analysis of A330

Group Discounts and Early Bird Discounts are Available!

What the Past Participants Say About Our Courses?

The new ideologies brought up and applicability. Many Thanks to Paul for his great work!
Stephane Landry
Seaplane Pilot / Jet Ops, Dubai
It was nice to see some other perspectives and refresh some concepts.
Caio Rosante Garcia
Captain / Azul Brazilian Airlines, Brazil
I would like to thank Outcomy team for maintaining a cordial relationship with the participants.
Raman Giridhar
Licensed Aircraft Engineer / Air Canada Jazz, Canada
I liked the interaction between the participants since it allows to draw from others’ experiences.
Erika LaCour-Loyd
Lead Engineer – Reliability Engineering / American Airlines, USA
The course got me thinking and it was nice to see how others do things around the world.
Jo-Anne Fletcher
Airworthiness Assistant / Flybe, United Kingdom
I like the way in which the course was organized and I could participate at my convenience.
Boril Yonchev
Planning & Engineering Department / Lufthansa Technik Sofia Ltd., Bulgaria
Very good "Case Studies", since they helped directly apply the learning.
Maurizio Tomassi
Planning & Continuous Airworthiness Surveillance Manager / INAER Aviation Italia

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Thousands of Learners representing 300 Clients in 100 Countries have Attended these Courses.

Leslie Munnings, Bahamas Air, Past Participant

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