Trillion Aviation

Trillion Aviation - Financial Services

Jeffrey Schulthess

Jeffrey Schulthess        Vice President



Professional Affiliations/ Certifications

Jeff has over 20 years of industry experience in airport consulting, airline affairs, and airline operations analysis. Jeff joined Trillion in 2014 following 11+ years of experience as an airport consultant with another firm. He also has over five (5) years of experience serving as a corporate real estate airport affairs representative and operations analyst for United Airlines. Jeff also has over four (4) years of prior experience as an airport planning consultant. His diverse background has resulted in widespread experience within the aviation industry. Jeff has worked at over 40 airports during his career.

Airport Consulting

Immediately prior to joining Trillion, Jeff provided financial, business, and other consulting services to numerous U.S. airports as an employee of another airport consulting firm. These services included financial feasibility analyses in support of over $4 billion in airport revenue bond issuances, airline rates and charges analyses, airport capital program feasibility analyses, airline use and lease agreement and other airport tenant negotiations, benefit-cost analysis and FAA letter-of-intent support for AIP grant funding, aviation demand forecasting, airport privatization analyses, and capital program justification and business case development.

In addition, Jeff has co-authored two ACRP publications: (1) Report 36: Airport/Airline Agreements-Practices and Characteristics, and (2) Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options. Jeff has also spoken on topics such as airline-airport use and lease agreement trends, airport non-aeronautical revenue development, and airport rates and charges at several AAAE and ACI-NA conferences.

Early in his career, Jeff also provided airport planning services while with another airport consulting firm.

Former Airline Representative

As a former airline representative, Jeff has negotiated the business terms and drafted provisions in airline-airport use and lease agreements. Jeff served on several Airline Airport Affairs Committees responsible for overseeing airport projects, capital and operating budgets, master plans, and airline leases and fees. He had been instrumental in developing and maintaining relationships with the airport operators by serving as the key corporate liaison between airport directors and United Airlines’ corporate interests. Further, Jeff also prepared various financial analyses for United’s major hub airports, including airline rates and charges and airport capital development analyses. He also prepared capital justifications and presentations for United Airlines senior management and Board of Directors.

Jeff also has experience in airline operations research and analysis for United Airlines. He analyzed various operational issues in efforts to support the reliability of the airline’s flight schedule. Certain responsibilities included aircraft operating delay analysis, aircraft block time analysis and schedule development, and participation in various task teams evaluating the performance of the air traffic control system.

MBA, Business Administration, Northern Illinois University, 2001
BS, Aviation Management, The Ohio State University, 1992

Airports Council International–North America – Finance Committee
American Association of Airport Executives – Finance and Administration Committee