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06 Jan 20

Alton Aviation Consultancy provides advisory services for Monocle/AerSale business combination

NEW YORK (January 6, 2020) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy recently served as an adviser to Monocle Acquisition Corporation in its business combination with AerSale. The combined company, which will be named AerSale Corporation, will be publicly traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Monocle Acquisition Corporation is a public investment vehicle formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with a focus on the aerospace and defence sectors. AerSale is a leading, integrated global supplier of aftermarket aircraft, engineered solutions, spare engines, flight equipment, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and used serviceable material (USM) support. Brian Rynott, one of Alton Aviation Consultancy?s Managing Directors, commented, ?We?re pleased and proud to have played an instrumental role in the combination of Monocle and AerSale. The newly formed AerSale Corporation is well-positioned in the growing aviation aftermarket. Our participation as an advisor on this transaction is added testament to Alton?s advisory capabilities across the wide range of aviation services including MRO/aftermarket, distribution, and asset management.? About Alton Aviation Consultancy A specialist advisory firm dedicated to serving the aviation and aerospace industries, Alton Aviation Consultancy was founded by seasoned aviation industry executives who are globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. With offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore, Alton?s engagements span the aviation and aerospace value chain with typical projects including strategy and business plan development, operational performance improvement, and transaction support....

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03 Dec 19

Alton Aviation Consultancy Supports Pledge 1%

NEW YORK (DECEMBER 3, 2019) -- A member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement, Alton Aviation Consultancy pledges 1% of its revenue to charitable organizations as well as 1% of its time to good causes in the local communities around the world where it works. For the third consecutive year, Alton Aviation Consultancy has donated 1% of its revenue to charitable organizations. Alton donated this year to Airlink, a rapid response humanitarian relief organization that sends aircraft to disaster zones, and the MS Society, which provides support for people with Multiple Sclerosis and research into better treatments. Alton Aviation Consultancy has also worked with a number of other charitable causes in the past year: in New York, Alton?s team volunteered in soup kitchens with the Salvation Army and on an affordable home construction site with Habitat for Humanity; in Japan, Alton?s team volunteered for Earth Day Tokyo; and in Hong Kong, the team volunteered for the Food Angel charity which distributes surplus food from different sectors to underprivileged communities. Alton Aviation Consultancy, which has offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Beijing, joined Pledge 1% in 2017, becoming the first company from the aviation and aerospace industry to join the movement. Says John Mowry, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy: ?We are pleased to continue our support for a movement that promotes companies which integrate giving back as a core value of their business proposition.? Adam Cowburn, Managing Director, further adds: ?The Alton Aviation Consultancy team has...

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08 Nov 19

The Final MRO Frontier - An Executive Spotlight with Jonathan Berger

NEW YORK (November 8, 2019) -- From the New York offices of Alton Aviation Consultancy, Jonathan Berger, a Managing Director and leader of the firm's MRO & Aftermarket practice, talks about consulting and the MRO outlook. Download Executive Spotlight For more than 27 years, Jonathan Berger has delivered bottom line value to aviation industry clients facing a range of challenges. Jonathan specializes in strategic planning, market analysis, operational improvement, and commercial M&A due diligence in the aerospace and MRO segments. His discerning client base of investors, airline executives, OEMs and MRO aftermarket service providers value his unique ability to resolve complex strategic and technical issues in a data-driven, financially quantifiable manner. About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy is a specialist advisory firm dedicated to serving the aviation and aerospace industries. Alton was founded by seasoned aviation industry executives who are globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. Clients trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven guidance and insight required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk. With offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore, Alton Aviation Consultancy?s engagements span the aviation and aerospace value chain to include commercial, financial and technical aspects. Typical projects include strategy and business plan development, operational performance improvement, and transaction support. Clients include airlines, manufacturers, MRO and aftermarket service providers, lessors, and the broader financial and investment community. To learn more, please visit www.altonaviation.com.

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05 Nov 19

Alton Aviation Consultancy provided commercial due diligence in recent acquisition of Eirtech Aviation Services by Vance Street Capital

NEW YORK (November 5, 2019) ? Alton Aviation Consultancy provided commercial due diligence advisory services to Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, in their recapitalization of Eirtech Aviation Services (?EAS?), a leading provider of aviation engineering services for airlines and aircraft leasing companies. Details of the transaction may be found in the press release announcing the transaction. Alton Aviation Consultancy?s team, led by Managing Director?s Jonathan Berger and Brian Rynott, provided comprehensive transaction advisory activities included market sizing, competitive landscape analysis, and customer satisfaction assessment. About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy is a specialist advisory firm dedicated to serving the aviation and aerospace industries. Alton was founded by seasoned aviation industry executives who are globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. Clients trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven guidance and insight required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk. With offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore, Alton Aviation Consultancy?s engagements span the aviation and aerospace value chain to include commercial, financial and technical aspects. Typical projects include strategy and business plan development, operational performance improvement, and transaction support. Clients include airlines, manufacturers, MRO and aftermarket service providers, lessors, and the broader financial and investment community. To learn more, please visit www.altonaviation.com.

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16 Sep 19

Airline Economics names Laetitia Achille as one of the top ?40 Under 40?

NEW YORK (September 16, 2019) ? Laetitia Achille, a Managing Director at Alton Aviation Consultancy, has been named as one of the top ?40 Under 40? by Airline Economics. Ms. Achille is a managing director with Alton Aviation Consultancy and brings over 15 years of aviation industry experience to discerning clients in aircraft leasing and financing. Achille has led diverse industry teams across offices worldwide, including cash flow forecasting engagements for dozens of asset-backed securitisation (ABS) issuances valued at over $40 billion. She has performed due diligence on many of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the aircraft leasing industry. Achille?s colleagues have said that senior decision makers count on her for complex analytic support, objective business advice, and independent counsel that delivers durable, lasting value. While also being a strong leader and role model at Alton, Achille is described by her colleagues as being well-respected in her field of expertise, a frequent and respected speaker at events, and a member of the ISTAT community. She is described as a consummate professional and genuinely nice person all around. Before joining Alton, Achille worked at SH&E and ICF, where she was a global managing director, leading the aviation asset advisory and management practice. She began her career with ATR in maintenance planning and worked at Dassault Aviation in the Mirage 2000 assembly line. Achille earned her BS in Aerospace Engineering from EPF École d?Ingenieurs (Paris) and an MS in Aeronautical Maintenance from ISAE-SUPAERO (Toulouse). About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy...

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17 Jul 19

Niche Markets and Global Growth - An Executive Spotlight with Adam Cowburn

HONG KONG (July 17, 2019) -- From the Hong Kong offices of Alton Aviation Consultancy, Adam Cowburn, one of the company?s founders and Managing Directors, talks about the global growth of the business and the markets it serves. Download Executive Spotlight Adam Cowburn leads the Alton Asia-Pacific team and brings over 17 years of aviation industry experience to his engagements with a diverse range of clients, including investors, manufacturers, operators, and aftermarket service providers. He specializes in performing the complex quantitative financial analysis that enables senior executives to design effective strategies and allocate capital to minimize stakeholder risk. His engagements typically involve strategic and business planning, new business development, mergers and acquisitions, business and asset valuations, financial modelling, and geographic expansion planning. Before joining Alton, Adam was a Managing Director at SH&E and ICF, where he led the global airline practice, as well as the aviation strategy practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, he worked for a boutique consultancy in Washington D.C. where he advised the FAA on operational and regulatory issues. Adam received his MBA from Wharton and his BA from Dartmouth and began his career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch. About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy is a specialist advisory firm dedicated to serving the aviation and aerospace industries. Alton was founded by seasoned aviation industry executives who are globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. Clients trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven guidance and insight...

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09 Jul 19

Alton Aviation Consultancy Highlights Continued Growth in First Half of 2019

NEW YORK (July 9, 2019) -- Following a strong 2018, Alton Aviation Consultancy highlights continued growth of the firm. In the first half of 2019, Alton continued its robust year over year growth trajectory opening a new office in Singapore, while more than doubling the size of the firm?s advisory professionals over the past year. Reflecting on the first half of 2019, Alton Managing Director Adam Cowburn notes: ?we are thrilled to have further solidified our already strong presence in Asia with the opening of our office in Singapore, a leading global aviation industry hub. The Singapore office complements our existing Asia footprint in Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong.? With more than 150 companies entrusting the client-first focused Alton team, the firm has experienced a significant increase in engagements related to: Buy and sell-side commercial due diligence, business plan validation, and M&A transaction support for financial sponsors and investors across virtually all aviation verticals to include, aircraft lessors, airlines, MRO service providers, and aerospace manufacturers Airline restructuring including fleet, network and strategic planning MRO performance benchmarking, process improvement, and business plan development Asset-backed securitization (ABS) transaction support and maintenance cashflow modeling Counterparty risk analysis ranging from desktop support to full, onsite reviews Rotor wing market analysis for operators, lessors and investors ?We are pleased that our clients continue to partner with Alton to address their challenges, accelerate strategy implementation, and manage risks,? added John Mowry, Managing Director. Thought Leadership Earlier in 2019, Alton released a white paper demonstrating the firm?s...

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01 Jul 19

Alton Aviation Consultancy opens Singapore office

SINGAPORE (July 1, 2019) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy, a specialized aviation consulting firm, has further extended its global reach with the opening of a new office in Singapore. With its existing offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing, Alton now has a local presence in one of the world?s leading aviation and aerospace centers of excellence. The Singapore office will be led by the firm?s newly appointed Director, Joshua Ng who has significant experience providing advisory services to clients in the airline, aerospace, MRO, and aviation supply chain management sectors. Mr. Ng has successfully managed a wide range of aviation projects with both commercial and public sector clients. In addition to his consulting experience, Joshua gained valuable practical industry expertise working for ST Aerospace in Singapore where he was responsible for managing key customer accounts, MRO operations and business development. Joshua holds a Masters degree in Logistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. The opening of the Singapore office represents Alton?s commitment to provide its clients with highly responsive in-country service, and to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist across the spectrum of South East Asia?s thriving aviation sector. Alton?s strong client base includes aerospace manufacturers, MRO suppliers, aircraft leasing companies and aviation investors. Speaking of his new appointment and the new office, Mr. Ng commented: ?I am very pleased to have this opportunity to launch Alton Aviation Consultancy?s new office in Singapore and...

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13 May 19

Alton Managing Director Adam Cowburn Meets with the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

HONG KONG (May 13, 2019) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy managing director and co-founder Adam Cowburn met on 13 May 2019 with the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Taur Matan Ruak, to discuss opportunities and challenges in the aviation sector. Mr. Cowburn was joined in the meeting at Palácio do Governo by distinguished Timorese aviation experts Pedro Carrascalão and João Tavares. The group discussed the importance of robust and sustainable air links to the economic security, tourism growth, and continued development of Timor-Leste. Also discussed was the role that a potential ?aviation task force? might play in coordinating the use of Timor-Leste?s aviation assets and in optimizing the development of the aviation sector for the benefit of the country. Mr. Cowburn affirmed Alton Aviation Consultancy?s commitment to serve as an advisory resource for the Government of Timor-Leste in matters related to its national aviation strategy. About Alton Aviation Consultancy Alton Aviation Consultancy is a specialist advisory firm dedicated to serving the aviation and aerospace industries. Alton Aviation Consultancy was founded by seasoned aviation industry executives who are globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. Clients trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven guidance and insight required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk. With offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, and Tokyo, Alton Aviation Consultancy?s engagements span the aviation and aerospace value chain to include commercial, financial and technical aspects. Typical projects include...

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15 Jan 19

Alton Aviation Consultancy Recaps Successful 2018, and Announces Expansion Plans for 2019

NEW YORK (January 16, 2019) -- Following a year of dramatic organic growth in its core advisory business, Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to recap key 2018 activities and announce further expansion into 2019. Alton Aviation Consultancy advises aviation and aerospace companies across the entire value chain on strategy and business plan development, financial transaction support, and operational performance improvement. Clients include airlines; lessors and aircraft financiers; aerospace manufacturers; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and aftermarket service providers; and the financial and investment community. In 2018, Alton Aviation Consultancy?s market acceptance was exemplified by the privately-held firm growing substantially in size over the prior year, supported by the opening of new offices in Tokyo, Japan and Dublin, Ireland. Over the past year, more than 50 clients, spread across six continents, entrusted Alton?s team for independent, objective advisory services. The scope of Alton Aviation Consultancy?s engagements spanned the entirety of the aviation value chain, to include: Commercial due diligence and M&A transaction support for private equity investors across all aviation verticals including aircraft lessors and their portfolios, MRO service providers, OEM part manufacturers, and commercial air carriers Strategic planning and operational improvement for independent MRO providers Product studies for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers seeking to bring new offerings to the market across multiple market segments, including business and general aviation Counterparty risk analysis, market intelligence, and industry research Airline strategic advisory, business plan development, and investment analysis Airline fleet planning and network analysis Strategy and diligence engagements for helicopter operators, lessors,...

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