Business & General Aviation

Aviation and aerospace executives trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven insight and guidance required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk.

Business & General Aviation

Aviation and aerospace executives trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven insight and guidance required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk.

Overview

Alton has advised a wide range of financial investors & strategic industry participants on the business & general aviation marketplace. Our advisory experience has spanned fixed base operators (FBOs); maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers; aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers; aircraft operators; aircraft and charter brokers; airports; and other specialist service providers. Due diligence is a core offering — our team has advised private equity firms on some of the most significant recent transactions in the sector.

We bring to each engagement an advanced toolkit of intellectual property, including forecasts of fleet, MRO demand, aircraft movements, and other relevant industry metrics. As a regular and active participant in the marketplace, we have up-to-date market knowledge and a vast network of contacts across functional areas in the industry, allowing us to generate actionable market intelligence in tight project timelines.

Commercial Due Diligence

Working closely with investors, we evaluate target strategic positioning, assess vectors for growth, assess management teams and their plans, and identify risks and their mitigants. We’ve advised across a broad range of targets including manufacturers, FBOs, MROs, charter operators, brokers, and others.

Vendor Due Diligence

Alton works closely with sponsors to position business aviation targets for an optimal exit. We can provide prospective buyers with credible insights on market trends, aviation assets, and opportunities for growth.

Post-Acquisition Growth Planning

Alton has worked closely with successful sponsors in their efforts to drive profitable growth at their portfolio companies. We can help develop 100- and 1,000-day plans to prioritize development efforts, and also support investors with bolt-on acquisition targeting and screening.

Strategic Planning

We work closely with boards of directors and executives on actionable strategic plans that reflect the reality of the market. Our work is informed by rigorous quantiative analysis and a deep market intelligence, even into small niche markets and regions.

New Market / Product Entry Strategy

Alton has advised a number of established and start-up manufacturers on the market prospects for potential products. Using our team’s extensive industry contact network, we’re able to sound the market in a highly discreet and confidential manner, providing meaningful insights to drive product enhancements and optimal market positioning.

Fleet Evaluation & Selection

Alton has worked with a number of operators, investors, and high net worth individuals on fleet evaluation and negotiation processes, including those for whole aircraft as well as other lift solutions (including fractional and block charter). Our analyses are supported by rigorous financial modeling to examine whole lifecycle costs of ownership.

Market Forecasting

Alton has been engaged by a number of manufacturers, investors, and other industry participants to provide its view on long-term market trends across business aviation. We bring to each engagement a range of proprietary tools including forecast models for fleets, MRO demand, fuel volumes, aircraft activity, and other drivers of product and service demand.

What We Do

What We Do

Transaction & Financing Support

Alton has advised numerous leading private equity firms on some of the largest recent transactions in business aviation.

Core ServicesDescription

Commercial Due Diligence

Working closely with investors, we evaluate target strategic positioning, assess vectors for growth, assess management teams and their plans, and identify risks and their mitigants. We’ve advised across a broad range of targets including manufacturers, FBOs, MROs, charter operators, brokers, and others.

Vendor Due Diligence

Alton works closely with sponsors to position business aviation targets for an optimal exit. We can provide prospective buyers with credible insights on market trends, aviation assets, and opportunities for growth.

Post-Acquisition Growth Planning

Alton has worked closely with successful sponsors in their efforts to drive profitable growth at their portfolio companies. We can help develop 100- and 1,000-day plans to prioritize development efforts, and also support investors with bolt-on acquisition targeting and screening.

Strategy & Business Plan Development

Alton advises existing players on long-term strategic business planning in order to prioritize the allocation of capital and managing risks associated with changing markets.

Core ServicesDescription

Strategic Planning

We work closely with boards of directors and executives on actionable strategic plans that reflect the reality of the market. Our work is informed by rigorous quantiative analysis and a deep market intelligence, even into small niche markets and regions.

New Market / Product Entry Strategy

Alton has advised a number of established and start-up manufacturers on the market prospects for potential products. Using our team’s extensive industry contact network, we’re able to sound the market in a highly discreet and confidential manner, providing meaningful insights to drive product enhancements and optimal market positioning.

Fleet Evaluation & Selection

Alton has worked with a number of operators, investors, and high net worth individuals on fleet evaluation and negotiation processes, including those for whole aircraft as well as other lift solutions (including fractional and block charter). Our analyses are supported by rigorous financial modeling to examine whole lifecycle costs of ownership.

Market Forecasting

Business aviation clients rely on Alton to provide insights into future market prospects and emerging trends that will shape the prospects for their services and offerings

Core ServicesDescription

Market Forecasting

Alton has been engaged by a number of manufacturers, investors, and other industry participants to provide its view on long-term market trends across business aviation. We bring to each engagement a range of proprietary tools including forecast models for fleets, MRO demand, fuel volumes, aircraft activity, and other drivers of product and service demand.

Case Studies

Alton?s value to clients is derived from hundreds of years of industry and consulting experience. The selected case studies demonstrate some of our team’s capability.

Case Studies

Our Team

Our principals bring decades of pragmatic, hands-on aviation and aerospace management experience to our client engagements. Our globally diverse team includes seasoned industry executives from across the value chain?experts in business strategy, corporate finance, operations, quantitative data analytics, and aerospace technology.

Aviation Industry Insights

Alton Aviation Consultancy?s senior leaders are globally recognized for their thought leadership.
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