The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility
Alton Team: Alan Lim,  Joshua Ng
Market: Technology & Mobility, Airports, MRO & Aftermarket, Aerospace, Aircraft Leasing & Financing, Transaction Advisory, Airlines, Business & General Aviation
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 process – airports, airlines, and other aviation stakeholders will continue to operate within the existing aviation regulatory framework when that day happens. How does “traditional” aviation position itself to support this vertical? What are some of the key considerations to be cognizant of? In a series of white papers, Alton Aviation Consultancy will dive into key aviation verticals of aircraft financing, airports, airlines and the aerospace / MRO – to understand the implications for industry.
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
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: OEMs have designed...
Article | 20-Apr-23
eVTOL orders: 2022 wrapped
Advanced air mobility, also known as AAM, is a new concept of air transportation. While there are three major types of aircraft – Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles, Electric Short Takeoff and Landing (eSTOL) vehicles and Electric Conventional Takeoff and Landing (eCTOL) vehicles – the eVTOL space has...
Article | 01-Mar-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
Commercial Aviation Finance Review
At the 2022 Airline Economics New York conference, Alton’s Managing Director John Mowry kicked off the multi-day event with an initial review of the commercial aviation finance industry. Aircraft trading, equity markets, and debt financing dynamics were explored.
Presentation | 26-Oct-22
Route to recovery: delayed
In a special white paper authored for the Airfinance Journal’s 2022-2023 Annual, Alton Aviation Consultancy looks at the state of commercial aviation and aircraft leasing, and the outlook for the year ahead. The aviation industry has cautiously turned a corner from the Covid-19 pandemic, with traffic rebounding as the world...
Article | 11-Oct-22
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
State of Aircraft and Engine ABS Market
At a recent ISTAT Learning Lab session, Alton Aviation Consultancy managing director John Mowry, alongside Evan Wallach, President & CEO of Global AirFinance Services presented an overview of then-current state of the aircraft and engine asset backed securitization (ABS) market. The session reviewed the impact from the pandemic, Russian seizure...
Presentation | 13-Sep-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 Airports
In the third 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 some of the similarities and differences in ground infrastructure required to support conventional aircraft and eVTOLs, examine the role vertiports play in cities...
Presentation | 20-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
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
Low Visibility and Persistent Turbulence: The State of Commercial Aviation and Aircraft Leasing
Low Visibility and Persistent Turbulence. The situation in the commercial aviation industry has continued to evolve with the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic that has dominated life since early 2020. As of the writing of this report in late August 2021, it has become clear that historical trends have limited applicability...
Article | 01-Oct-21
Introduction to Aircraft and Engine Asset-Backed Securitizations (ABS)
At a recent ISTAT Learning Lab session, Alton Aviation Consultancy managing director John Mowry, alongside Evan Wallach, President & CEO of Global AirFinance Services presented an introduction to aircraft and engine asset backed securitizations (ABS). The session was designed for those seeking a foundational understanding of the aircraft and engine...
Presentation | 14-Sep-21