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Proposed Aicpa Audit And Accounting Guide : Airlines;Airlines; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 2007, Sept. 12, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Accounting Standards Executive Committee, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Airline Guide Task Force Jan 2007

Proposed Aicpa Audit And Accounting Guide : Airlines;Airlines; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 2007, Sept. 12, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Accounting Standards Executive Committee, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Airline Guide Task Force

Statements of Position

This guide does the following: (1) Identifies certain requirements set forth in pronouncements in levels a, b, and c of the hierarchy of sources of GAAP. In these instances, entities are required to apply those requirements based on their standing in levels a, b, or c of the hierarchy rather than because of their inclusion in this guide. (2) Describes AcSEC’s understanding of prevalent or sole industry practice concerning certain issues. In addition, this guide may indicate that AcSEC expresses a preference for the prevalent or sole industry practice, or it may indicate that AcSEC expresses a preference for ...


Proposed Statement Of Position : Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs : Proposed Amendment To Aicpa Industry Audit Guide Audits Of Airlines ;Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs : Proposed Amendment To Aicpa Industry Audit Guide Audits Of Airlines; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 1988, Aug. 31, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Task Force On Airlines Jan 1988

Proposed Statement Of Position : Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs : Proposed Amendment To Aicpa Industry Audit Guide Audits Of Airlines ;Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs : Proposed Amendment To Aicpa Industry Audit Guide Audits Of Airlines; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 1988, Aug. 31, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Task Force On Airlines

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This proposed statement of position (SOP) provides guidance on applying generally accepted accounting principles in accounting for frequent travel award programs. Briefly, the proposed SOP recommends the following: 1. An amount based on an allocated revenue value of the free travel awards should be deferred as mileage is accumulated. 2. The amounts deferred should be recognized as revenue when free travel awards are used. 3. An adjustment should be made to reflect the cumulative effect of the change in accounting principle when the SOP is first applied.


Proposed Statement Of Position : Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs, Developmental And Preoperating Costs, Purchases And Exchanges Of Take-Off And Landing Slots, And Airframe Modifications ;Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs, Developmental And Preoperating Costs, Purchases And Exchanges Of Take-Off And Landing Slots, And Airframe Modifications; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 1987, June 30, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Task Force On Airlines Jan 1987

Proposed Statement Of Position : Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs, Developmental And Preoperating Costs, Purchases And Exchanges Of Take-Off And Landing Slots, And Airframe Modifications ;Accounting For Frequent Travel Award Programs, Developmental And Preoperating Costs, Purchases And Exchanges Of Take-Off And Landing Slots, And Airframe Modifications; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 1987, June 30, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Task Force On Airlines

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Until certain practical limitations and cost benefit considerations have been overcome, the incremental cost of providing free travel awards generally should be accrued when the award levels are achieved. Developmental costs related to preparation of operations of new routes should not be capitalized as previously permitted under the AICPA Industry Audit Guide, Audits of Airlines. The costs of acquiring take-off and landing slots are identifiable intangible assets that should be accounted for in conformity with Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion No. 17, Intangible Assets. The costs associated with airframe modifications that enhance the usefulness of the aircraft should be capitalized ...


Proposed Audit Guide: Audits Of Airlines ;Audits Of Airlines; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 1980, Oct. 31, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Civil Aeronautics Subcommittee Jan 1980

Proposed Audit Guide: Audits Of Airlines ;Audits Of Airlines; Exposure Draft (American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants), 1980, Oct. 31, American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Civil Aeronautics Subcommittee

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This audit guide presents recommendations of the AICPA Civil Aeronautics Subcommittee regarding the application of generally accepted auditing standards to audits of financial statements of entities in the airline industry. It represents the considered opinion of the subcommittee on the best auditing practice in the industry and has been reviewed by members of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board for consistency with existing auditing standards. AICPA members may have to justify departures from the recommendations contained in the guide if their work is challenged. Descriptions of current financial accounting and reporting practices for the airline industry are included in the audit ...