HELI-EXPO 2013 Professional Education Courses

Helicopter Operator Management

February 28–March 4, 2013 | | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
March 5, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Management Skills Track

 

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Description
This intensive, five-and-a-half-day course will provide new or current managers of civil helicopter operations with the management skills they need for success in today’s highly demanding and complex operating environment. All types of helicopter operations, including commercial, in-house corporate, public service, and government, will be addressed.

This course is built around the development of a business case for a typical helicopter operator and will be presented in two parts. The first part will focus on the business, management, finance, and marketing concepts important for helicopter operations and will provide attendees with techniques for applying these concepts in areas such as business planning, safety management, directing and controlling, financial statement analysis, budgeting, cost analysis, defining the market and developing marketing goals, and advertising and selling your service. Class discussion and a case study of a business plan will be used throughout the course to reinforce these concepts.

In the second part of the course, attendees will develop and present case studies based on their own organizations. For the presentation, each attendee will demonstrate their knowledge of concepts and techniques introduced during the course. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing accounting concepts; analyzing cash flow; using ratios to compare revenues, costs, and expenses between periods; and using spreadsheet programs to analyze financial data.

Objective
At the conclusion of the course, attendees will understand the basic principles and concepts involved in managing a helicopter operation, the value of a safety management system, the costs and finances involved in running and managing a helicopter operation, and marketing that operation’s services. They will also have the skills to develop a business plan for a helicopter operation.

Instructor
Bill de Decker, president and cofounder of Conklin & de Decker, is an expert in the areas of cost analysis, fleet planning, and market research. He teaches a number of management seminars to rotary- and fixed-wing audiences on management, cost analysis, marketing, and financial analysis. De Decker has a B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from Princeton University and an M.S.E. in economics and aerospace engineering. He has been the primary instructor for this course since 1992.

Who Should Attend
Pilots, maintenance technicians, and other helicopter operator personnel who have been newly appointed or promoted to helicopter operations management positions or who wish to prepare themselves for this challenge. Existing managers will find this course to be an excellent refresher and opportunity to sharpen their management skills. Chief pilots, controllers, and managers with limited management experience will also find this course useful in building and improving their knowledge.

Course Prerequisites
None

Professional Development Credit
None