Hi Cat; very nice thoughts and I like the Approach.Cat wrote: ↑Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:31 amWe track all of our fleets independently through separate spreadsheets not associated with FSA.
In this manner we have our small plane division "Wrangler Air Charters" a part of the mothership "Fly Vegas". The main reason we have done that and NOT start a separate VA is simplicity regarding pilot ability to fly anything from Cessna's to Jumbo's and retain those hours within the main airline.
Anytime an operator starts expanding their operations to incorporate a wider variety of aircraft and services it will get complicated no matter how the numbers are tracked. It takes a ton of paperwork to make any operation more "realistic" so be careful what you wish for.
check out our website and associated spreadsheets at www.flyvegasvirtual.com then click on FINANCE DEPT link in the left margin
It's all done for free using Google Sheets so if anyone would like to set up something similar, please let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out.
In my opinion, it should not be FSA's responsibility to generate forms/paperwork for each airline. FSA's task is to generate the "business" - Connectivity - Flight Revenue/expenses -prices/maintenance costs/aircraft values, etc. It should be each operator's responsibility to take that data and "do what you will", nothing at all or full on realistic with the same amount of paperwork real airlines generate (and the associated staff to complete that paperwork).
I agree with you to be responsibility for the expenses and so on. I have a few questions about your "manually" MRO list:
How you bring this figueres and expenses into FSA from your Excel file?
Are the expenses synchronic with the expenses in FSA?
Is the balance complies the "real" VA account on FSA?
Have a great day!