Introduction to Aircraft Appraisal

The first of four courses on aircraft specific appraisals.

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The Introduction to Aircraft Appraisal course is ME201AS (Machinery and Equipment Aircraft Specialty), the first of four courses on aircraft specific appraisals required as part of the Accredited Member (AM) or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation awarded by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). The course will be taught by qualified College of Business faculty and industry professionals at the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach campus. This course is designed to introduce participants to appropriate aircraft appraisal terminology, methods and concepts. The course also provides a foundation of principles of valuation and their applications to the appraisal of aircraft and aviation equipment. ME201AS will assist participants to broaden their skill set and enhance their career path and professional standing in aircraft appraisals, banking and finance and related fields.

About the Course

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for professionals in the aircraft appraisal, banking and finance and aircraft maintenance industries.

Course Content
  • Aircraft appraisal terminology
  • Functions and purposes of appraisals
  • Introduction to the three approaches to value
  • Depreciation and factors affecting depreciation
  • Field inspection techniques and safety
  • Aviation databases used by aircraft appraisers
  • Overview of relevant trade industry events
  • Ethics and professional standards.
Instructional Methods

In addition to lectures and materials, this course will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Read and discuss MTS journal articles that highlight current developments in the aircraft appraising profession
  • Discuss current, historic and possible future impact to aircraft values
  • Listen to expert guest speakers from the aviation industry on important topics relevant for aircraft appraisers
  • Gain hands on experience with aircraft assets during a maintenance facility visit
  • When: October 19-22, 2017
  • Where: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus, Florida
  • Course Fee: $1,495.00. Space is limited.

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