You are asked to write a Commercial Report for an online industry news outlet analysing the following topic:
The importance of the fleet planning process to both short-term and long-term management decision-making in an airline.
Discuss how fleet planning considerations are linked to airline strategy
Address the long and short-term planning considerations needed to be taken by airline managers when purchasing/leasing new aircraft
Explain the main challenges associated with aircraft purchasing based on the extensive timeline between purchase decision and commercial operation
Contrast and compare the fleet planning choices available to airlines and why these choices have been made
Use academic concepts to support statements and industry examples to illustrate your findings
Examples of aviation commercial and analytic reports can be found in publications such as Airline Business and online sites such as OAG, CAPA (Centre for Aviation) centreforaviation.com