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11 Feb 21

India Outlook 2021 -- An Executive Spotlight with Sanjiv Kapoor

NEW YORK (February 11, 2021) -- Based in New Delhi, India, Alton Aviation Consultancy senior advisor Sanjiv Kapoor discusses airline recovery strategies, the market outlook for India, and the year ahead. Download Executive Spotlight With over 20 years? experience in the airline industry, Sanjiv has worked with carriers in Asia, Europe, and the US as part of management, as a management consultant, and as an investment advisor in the aviation space. A native of Kolkata (Calcutta), India, Sanjiv received his BA from Dartmouth College, majoring in Computer Science and Government, and his MBA from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania). Sanjiv started his aviation career in the US at Northwest Airlines in 1997, working within the finance, planning and procurement divisions. Thereafter, he held senior roles at Bain and Company ? in Singapore, and subsequently in Dallas and London ? as a leader in its airline practice, prior to returning to the airline business in 2010. Sanjiv?s most recent airline management role was Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer of Vistara (Tata ? Singapore Airlines) from 2016 through the end of 2019, following his role as the Chief Operating Officer of SpiceJet, India?s #2 low cost carrier, during its turnaround in 2014-2015. About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy is a global advisory firm serving the aviation and aerospace industries. The firm was founded by veteran aviation industry executives, globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. The firm offers full value chain coverage with clients including airlines, manufacturers,...


19 Jan 21

Alton enters 2021 well-positioned for continued growth

NEW YORK (JANUARY 19, 2021) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy, the global aviation advisory firm, is entering 2021 with strong momentum despite the challenging business environment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Amidst the market dislocation, clients have increasingly sought out the expertise of Alton?s professionals who bring decades of experience across multiple industry up- and down-cycles. Alton saw accelerated demand for strategic, operational, and financial advisory support from the world?s leading airlines, aircraft lessors and lenders, MRO and aftermarket providers ? and investors in all these businesses. The firm completed more than 100 engagements over the past twelve months. Selected highlights from 2020 include: Alton continued to grow its advisory team, on-boarding seven new team members Engaged as the lead fleet planning and restructuring advisor for a major Asia-Pacific airline as it successfully emerged from administration Served as the lead airline industry advisor to the unsecured credit committee (UCC) for one of the largest airline bankruptcies in Latin America Served as lead strategic advisor to Monocle Acquisition Corporation on its business combination with AerSale Served as strategic advisor to a major industrial player on eVTOL product development and urban air mobility strategies Published numerous articles and white papers including ?Covid-19: Implications for the commercial aviation industry?, providing insight and a list of mitigating strategies to help the entire aviation value chain prioritize resources and manage risk Celebrated Alton engagement manager Jian Zhu, who became the first female in Asia to earn the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Certified Appraiser...


01 Dec 20

Alton reaffirms commitment to Pledge 1% this Giving Tuesday

NEW YORK (DECEMBER 1, 2020) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy is proud to continue its support of Pledge 1% on this Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Pledge 1% is a global philanthropic movement that encourages companies and individuals to give 1% of equity, product or employee time for their communities. Alton?s largest charity beneficiary is Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization. In 2020, Alton?s donations to Airlink have directly supported non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to transport 487,490 lbs of cargo and 522 aid workers and volunteers to 19 different emergencies worldwide, including the Beirut explosion and Hurricanes Eta, Laura, and Sally. John Mowry managing director in Alton?s New York office, says: ?Social responsibility has been core to our business values since the founding of Alton. In 2017, we were the first aviation and aerospace company to join Pledge 1%, and today, despite these unprecedented times, it is important to us that we follow through on this commitment. ?We are delighted to see how our efforts support Airlink in its valuable work responding to crises worldwide.? Airlink has significantly supported COVID-19 relief efforts, and in April 2020 launched the Aviation C.A.R.E.S campaign (Co-ordinated Air Response for Emergency Supplies) to provide a sustainable pipeline of airlift for relief organizations working to help communities affected by the pandemic. Nearly 8,000,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment have been delivered to hospitals on the front lines of the virus response. The charity has also helped NGOs move more than 400,000 lbs of cargo, including sanitization...


02 Jun 20

Aviation must face up to prospect of long ?COVID overhang?, says Alton Aviation Consultancy report

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 report ?Covid-19: Implications for the commercial aviation industry?, offering detailed insight into the ongoing crisis for the whole aviation industry. The comprehensive paper sets out a list of mitigating strategies and actions for airlines, aircraft lessors, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) providers, aerospace manufacturers, and airports to prioritize resources and manage risk. Adam Cowburn, report author and managing director in Alton?s Hong Kong office, says: ?The surest way out of this crisis is for every player across the aviation value chain to work in tandem with governments and other stakeholders to put airlines back in the air and get revenues flowing again. ?While the fight against the virus continues with travel restrictions and quarantines to limit spread, we are cautiously optimistic that the immediate phase of deep crisis for the aviation industry may come to end in the not-too-distant future. Before settling in the New Normal, the industry will pass through an extended period we are calling the ?Covid overhang? ? certain aspects of life may return to varying degrees of normalcy, but the influence of Covid-19 will continue to loom large over the aviation industry. Businesses must not let unrelenting ambiguity get in the way of continuous mid- and long-term...


20 May 20

Alton Aviation Consultancy?s Jian Zhu accredited as Certified Appraiser by ISTAT; the first woman in Asia to earn such qualification

HONG KONG - May 20, 2020: Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to announce that engagement manager Jian Zhu has earned her credentials as an International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Certified Appraiser. Based in Alton?s Hong Kong office, Ms. Zhu adds to Alton?s roster of certified appraisers and becomes Asia?s first female ISTAT Certified Appraiser. Laetitia Achille, managing director in Alton?s New York office, says: ?ISTAT accreditation is the gold standard for valuing aviation-related assets and this achievement demonstrates Jian?s commitment to aviation and the industry best practices we adhere to at Alton. Jian has clearly set a precedent for diversity in the industry and we hope to see her example followed by many more.? There are currently a total of eighty ISTAT certified appraisers worldwide, of which less than ten are women. As well as completing exams in finance, technical, appraisals, and ethics, the process to become certified as an ISTAT Appraiser includes numerous prerequisites including a minimum of five years full-time experience in aviation, with at least two years spent on performing aircraft appraisals. Ms. Zhu joined Alton Aviation Consultancy in 2019 with nearly a decade of advisory experience in aircraft leasing and financing advisory, with strong expertise in finance, aviation asset valuation, and cash flow modelling. Ms. Zhu began her career at SkyWorks Capital, a boutique financial advisory firm dedicated to commercial aviation, before joining international consulting firm ICF as a manager in the aviation asset advisory and management practice. She earned her BSc in Business...


30 Mar 20

Alton Aviation Consultancy announces appointment of Leah Ryan as a Managing Director

DUBLIN, IRELAND - March 30, 2020: Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to announce that Leah Ryan has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Based in Alton?s Dublin, Ireland office, Leah will enhance Alton?s advisory offerings in aircraft leasing and aviation finance, risk analysis and restructuring, due diligence and investment strategy, business planning, transaction support, and valuation. Leah is a seasoned aviation financial services leader, bringing two decades of experience in global risk management and aviation finance to her new role. Prior to joining Alton, Leah spent a decade with GECAS across its operating lease and lending (PK AirFinance) businesses, providing oversight on structuring and comprehensive underwriting of aviation leasing and debt opportunities. Earlier in her career, Leah worked with GE Commercial Finance, underwriting and delivering due diligence analysis for leasing and financing products. Leah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Trinity College Dublin. John Mowry, Alton founding Managing Director, says: ?We are thrilled for Leah to join the Alton team in Dublin, cementing our presence in one of world?s major aircraft leasing hubs. In today?s challenging environment, Leah?s deep risk and restructuring experience across leasing and lending products further strengthens our expertise and will provide significant value to our clients.? Ryan adds: ?I am incredibly proud to be joining the growing team at Alton. I look forward to using my experience across aviation finance to offer objective and impartial guidance to the world?s leading aircraft lessors, airlines, lenders, and investors.? About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton...


24 Mar 20

Alton Aviation Consultancy Maintains Steady Client-Focused Approach in Turbulent Times

New York - March 24, 2020: As the scale of the coronavirus crisis escalates, our thoughts are with those individuals who have been directly affected by COVID-19, and those indirectly impacted by the fallout from the global response. The aviation industry is facing unprecedented times, with ever-evolving pronouncements of schedule changes, flight suspensions and government bailouts. In this challenging environment, there are often more questions than answers. Now, more than ever, it?s experience that matters, and at Alton Aviation Consultancy our global team of professional advisors stand ready to help make sense of this new reality, with expertise across: Aircraft Leasing & Aviation Finance: Providing risk and restructuring support, financial analysis, credit and portfolio reviews, aircraft asset management, strategy and diligence support, and quick market intelligence with up-to-date industry views Airlines: From full-service legacy airlines to ultra-low-cost-carriers, charter operators to cargo, we support airlines through their most challenging financial, commercial, and operational issues Aviation Investors: We assist current debt and equity investors assess existing stakes maximize returns. For those investors with capital seeking to capitalize on the dislocation, we provide commercial due diligence services, quantifying market opportunities, benchmarking historical performance, assessing competitive positioning, projecting revenues and costs for some of the most significant transactions in the aviation and aerospace markets MRO & Aftermarket: Offering comprehensive support for restructuring, cost reduction, aviation asset management, repossession, and re-marketing Times may be rapidly changing, but our values have not. At Alton, we put our clients at the center of everything we do. About...


12 Mar 20

Alton Aviation Consultancy advises O2 Investment Partners

New York - March 12, 2020: Alton Aviation Consultancy has advised O2 Investment Partners on its investment in First Class Air Support and Cargo Repair, as the business aims to enhance its product and service offering to customers worldwide. First Class Air Support is a worldwide distributor of aftermarket aircraft components, with an inventory including new, serviceable or overhauled aircraft parts. Cargo Repair is a repair station based in Louisville, Kentucky, certified to perform repairs on cargo loading system components manufactured by a range of leading aviation brands. Brian Rynott, managing director, Alton, says: ?The investment of O2 Investment Partners in First Class Air Support and Cargo Repair presents a strong platform for growth for both firms as they pursue significant market growth opportunities over the next decade. ?Alton?s deep MRO and aftermarket expertise enables our team to provide data-driven insight to inform our clients? business growth strategies, and we are extremely proud to have advised on this investment.? About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy is a global advisory firm serving the aviation and aerospace industries. The firm was founded by veteran aviation industry executives, globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. With no joint ventures, affiliations or other business associations, Alton is independent and objective, trusted to provide a premium offering to serve the best interests of its clients. Offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore support Alton?s global footprint, delivering deep domain expertise across the entire aviation value...


22 Jan 20

Latin American political instability heralds fresh challenges for the airline and MRO sectors, says Alton

Long-term growth of 7% CAGR forecast for region?s MRO, despite near-term uncertainties MRO Latin America, Cartagena ? January 22, 2020: Latin America?s political instability, already impacting the region?s airline and MRO industries, may create greater challenges if it causes air passenger demand to fall, says Alton Aviation Consultancy. Speaking today at the MRO Latin America conference and exhibition in Cartagena, Colombia, Jonathan Berger, managing director at Alton, said: ?This year is likely to see continued political strife in Latin America, which made 2019 a difficult environment for aviation. Governmental changes and civil protests, such as Chile?s ?30 Pesos Revolution?, contributed to steep currency declines versus the strong dollar. As a result, US-denominated MRO services became more expensive locally, hurting airlines? bottom lines. ?Last year, the industry had to adjust to the failure of several Latin American airlines and the restructuring of Avianca. Should ongoing political uncertainly further impact passenger volumes, MRO activity would be an indirect victim of airlines reducing flight frequencies. This is certainly one of the issues that should be top of mind for MRO leaders today.? Notwithstanding these near-term challenges, Alton predicts healthy growth for Latin American MRO over the coming decade. The consultancy?s latest industry forecast sees MRO spend in Latin America growing by 7% CAGR over the decade, from US$5bn in 2020 to US$9bn 2030. Globally, the consultancy forecasts MRO spend rising by 6.3% CAGR, from US$88bn in 2020 to US$161bn by 2030. Berger comments: ?Latin American MROs will benefit from the long-term worldwide growth...


20 Jan 20

Alton Aviation Consultancy Expands Capabilities After Year of Record Growth

NEW YORK (JANUARY 20, 2020) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy, the global aviation management consultancy, is poised to take on ever more challenging assignments in 2020, following another year of record growth in which it increased its geographic footprint to six multi-national offices, grew its advisory team to more than 25 professionals, and completed more than 80 client engagements. The firm, relied upon by market leaders for independent and objective management consulting and advisory services, is celebrating 2019 highlights that include: Opening a new office in Singapore, led by Joshua Ng, to support clients in Southeast Asia and globally with a deep bench of analytic capabilities. With additional offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, and Dublin, Alton now offers local and regional teams in every major aviation industry hub worldwide. Delivering an array of strategic engagements, including deeper integration and support across transaction advisory; merger and acquisition, due diligence and sponsor-led sales support, including industry sector and market overviews and studies. Successfully completing numerous commercial due diligence assignments for private equity and institutional investors. Adam Cowburn, Alton?s Hong Kong-based founding managing director, says: ?We are excited to be offering our clients even more comprehensive support. It is a privilege to be trusted to advise on their most critical strategic decisions and sensitive transactions. The growth in our number of multi-year repeat client engagements validates our model and demonstrates our industry expertise and focus creates immediate value for clients.? Alton?s engagements in 2019 spanned the entire aviation value chain, with...


  • 09 Jun 21   INSOL Virtual Conference 2021

    COVID-19 has caused an enormous downturn in airline passenger demand and revenues leaving airlines struggling to cover high fixed costs, such as aircraft lease rents. Leah Ryan, Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy, has been invited to participate on a panel that will explore the particular challenges faced by airlines and those who service them, […]