At the annual IATA Maintenance Cost Conference, Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director Jonathan Berger gave a speech entitled The Power of “Little Data” and the Evolution of MRO. The presentation highlighted how the aviation industry has evolved over the past several decades and the substantial progress achieved with regards to aircraft safety, dispatch reliability, and operating cost reduction. Numerous examples of pre-“big data” improvements resulting from innovative supply chain management strategies, engineering design improvements, and new technology incorporation.
Asia Pacific’s Flight Path: Seizing Opportunities in an Evolving Landscape
The Asia Pacific (APAC) region has long been a cornerstone of the global aviation sector, significantly contributing to aviation growth over the past few decades. While the region’s cautious approach to re-opening and economic slowdown following the pandemic have led to a slower recovery than other parts of the world,...
Article | 19-Feb-24
2023-2033 Global MRO Demand Forecast
Global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) spend will grow 2.2% annually over the next 10 years, from $112bn to $138bn, in response to faster than expected traffic recovery and fewer retirements, according to a new report from Alton Aviation Consultancy. The global aviation advisory firm's independent annual Global MRO...
Article | 25-Sep-23
2023-2033 Commercial Aircraft and Engine Fleet Forecast
Over the next 10 years, the worldwide commercial aircraft fleet will grow 3.3% annually from 29,000 to 42,000, notwithstanding the ongoing geopolitical and supply chain challenges impacting Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) production rates, according to Alton Aviation Consultancy. The global aviation advisory firm's independent 2023-2033 Commercial Aircraft and Engine Fleet...
Article | 16-Jun-23
The Connected Cabin
Two decades have passed since the introduction of inflight WiFi onboard. Since then, there has been significant developments in cabin connectivity technology, not only to meet the growing demand from passengers to stay connected but also from airlines and operators alike. This paper focuses on the current trends in cabin...
Article | 01-Jun-23
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Entry-Into-Services: Key Milestones Ahead
Key Milestones Ahead With over $8 billion raised by major AAM Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and 12,000 orders placed by customers spanning the globe, the AAM industry continues to advance and shape the future of aviation. Despite nil industry revenue recognized to date, significant progress towards commercialization has been made:...
Article | 20-Apr-23
Q1 2023 MRO Forecast & Industry Trends,
Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director Jonathan Berger was invited to provide the opening keynote presentation at Aviation Week’s annual MRO Latin America conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he shared his insights on the major aviation and MRO industry trends and their impact to the Latin American regional competitive dynamics.
Presentation | 23-Feb-23
Macroeconomic Assessment and Outlook, Q1 2023
Alton Managing Director John Mowry delivered a macroeconomic assessment and outlook at Aviation Week Network’s Engine Leasing, Trading & Finance Americas conference in Dallas on February 7, 2023. John shared his insights on the economic direction of the Americas, considering key factors driving the engines market including GDP, air...
Presentation | 07-Feb-23
Sustainable Efficiency: The Future of Ground Operations at LCC Hubs
The low-cost carrier (LCC) business model has been evolving, including prior to the pandemic. Driven to facilitate connectivity and capture a slice of alternative higher-yielding segments, many LCCs have pivoted operations at their hub airports to enable this new direction. Ground Handling Agents (GHAs) have had to adapt to such...
Article | 13-Jan-23
2022 MRO Industry Forecast & Market Trends
Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director Jonathan Berger was invited to speak at IATA’s 18th Annual Maintenance Cost Conference (MCC) in Geneva, Switzerland where he presented Alton’s proprietary 10-year global fleet & MRO forecast and shared his insights on the key aviation and MRO industry trends.
Presentation | 07-Oct-22
Future of Air Hubs: Staying Relevant in a Changing World
Air hubs have traditionally been a key component of regional and intercontinental air travel due to the success of hub-and-spoke airline models. Such models aim to consolidate demand, maximize flight offerings, and thus more seamlessly connect city pairs between which direct flights may not be technically or commercially viable. Connecting...
Article | 25-Aug-22
Hydrogen Aircraft and Implications for Aviation Infrastructure
Alton’s white paper turns the spotlight on hydrogen aircraft and the significant implications for aviation infrastructure. In the report, Alton’s experts explore the following questions: What are the impacts of future energy source adoption? How will hydrogen aircraft operations affect infrastructure? What should stakeholders consider in the path to hydrogen...
Article | 25-May-22
The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility: Implications on MRO
In the fourth of its series of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) white papers, Alton turns the spotlight on AAM ground infrastructure. In the report, Alton’s experts identify what MRO will look like for AAM vehicles, the anticipated role of the OEMs with respect to MRO, and likely key players.
Presentation | 21-Apr-22
2022 MRO Latin America
Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director Jonathan Berger was invited to provide the opening keynote presentation at Aviation Week’s annual MRO Latin America conference where he shared his insights on the major aviation and MRO industry trends and their impact to the Latin American regional competitive dynamics.
Presentation | 10-Feb-22
Aviation Industry & Macro-Economic Outlook
At Aviation Week’s Engine Leasing, Trading & Finance Americas (ELTF) conference, Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director John Mowry provided an assessment of the aviation industry and macroeconomic environment.
Presentation | 26-Jan-22
The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility: Implications on Financing in the Aviation Sector
In the second of a series of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) white papers, Alton focuses the spotlight on the aircraft finance industry. In commercial aviation, aircraft lessors own approximately 50% of all aircraft; yet we have not heretofore seen a similar level of interest in the AAM space. This white...
Presentation | 01-Dec-21
The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) has been a hot topic in the aviation industry. Significant investments have been made as technology, societal trends and ESG goals converge to make AAM a reality. While the aircraft technology may be revolutionary, incorporating AAM into our aviation ecosystem will be more of an evolutionary...
Presentation | 15-Nov-21
2021 Post-Pandemic Fleet & MRO Demand Forecast
Alton Aviation Consultancy has recently updated its global commercial air transport fleet and MRO demand forecast to reflect the postpandemic industry trends and dynamics. As a leading independent advisor to the aviation industry, Alton’s annual MRO forecast has become globally recognized as the commercial transaction advisory community’s most trusted data...
Presentation | 01-Nov-21
Line Maintenance Sourcing Strategies in the Age of E-Commerce
In a recently published a white paper entitled, Line Maintenance Sourcing Strategies in the Age of e-Commerce, Alton’s MRO Practice explores how the exponential growth of e-commerce, and the increased market power of industry behemoths such as Amazon and Alibaba, will further disrupt traditional air cargo operators’ business models, and...
Article | 23-Apr-21
2020 MRO Transatlantic
Alton Managing Director and global MRO advisory practice lead Jonathan Berger was invited to present at the world’s premiere MRO virtual conference – Aviation Week’s MRO Transatlantic. In conjunction with Kevin Michaels of AeroDynamic Advisory, Jonathan discussed the short- and long-term outlook for MRO demand, post COVID-19 pandemic market trends...
Presentation | 29-Oct-20
COVID-19: Implications for the Commercial Aviation Industry
NEW YORK - June 2, 2020: The ‘New Normal’ for the aviation industry is 18-24 months away and key players must prepare for an extended ‘Covid overhang’ period and a long, turbulent journey to recovery, according to Alton Aviation Consultancy. The global aviation advisory firm today released its independent...
Article | 02-Jun-20