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27 Nov 18

Alton Aviation Consultancy Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy

NEW YORK (November 27, 2018) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy contributes 1% of its revenue to the humanitarian relief organization Airlink, and 1% of its employee time to improve the communities in which it works. Alton Aviation Consultancy announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit, or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world. Alton Aviation Consultancy has joined an impressive network of companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. Alton Aviation Consultancy has elected to contribute 1% of its revenue to Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that links airlines with nonprofits. In addition, Alton Aviation Consultancy has pledged to contribute 1% of its employee time to philanthropic efforts near Alton?s offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing. ?Social responsibility and ethics have been core values of Alton Aviation Consultancy since our formation,? said Adam Cowburn, Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy. ?The Pledge 1% movement boasts an impressive roster of companies who have pledged to improve their global communities, and we are proud to join this distinguished group and formalize our commitment to giving back.? ?Through longstanding involvement in the aviation industry, Alton Aviation Consultancy?s consulting professionals have been familiar with Airlink since its establishment and impressed by its track record of rapidly delivering time-critical...


13 Nov 18

Alton Aviation Consultancy Announces Brian Rynott as a Managing Director

NEW YORK (November 13, 2018) ? Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to announce that Brian Rynott has joined the company as a Managing Director. Based in New York, he will contribute across all of the firm?s advisory practices, with an emphasis on aircraft financing and leasing, airline advisory and restructuring, and strategy and management consulting engagements. Brian is an accomplished aviation industry executive and leader, bringing Alton Aviation Consultancy and its clients nearly 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Alton Aviation Consultancy, Brian held the position of Chief Investment Officer with Intrepid Aviation, a commercial aircraft lessor, where his primary responsibilities included implementing, managing and directing the company?s risk and portfolio management groups. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Risk Management at aircraft lessor AWAS, in their Dublin and New York offices. He began his career with American Airlines in a variety of revenue management roles before joining American Express? Enterprise Risk Management and Airline Center of Excellence teams. John Mowry, a founding Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy, said: ?We are delighted that Brian is joining the Alton Aviation Consultancy team. His passion and industry acumen, together with his experience and expertise, will bring significant value to our clients. Having experienced significant growth in demand for our advisory services from the global aviation community, we?re very pleased to bring on a seasoned executive of Brian?s calibre.? A member of both ISTAT and the Wings Club, Brian routinely speaks at numerous aviation industry conferences and...


01 Oct 18

Airline Economics names John Mowry as one of the ?40 Under 40?

NEW YORK (October 1, 2018) ? John Mowry, a founder of Alton Aviation Consultancy and one of its Managing Directors, has been named as one of the ?40 Under 40? by Airline Economics. For the third year running, the publication has listed the leading 40 individuals, aged under 40, in the commercial aviation industry. The shortlist this year was triple the size of previous years, making John?s achievement all the more impressive. Since 2017, John has worked closely with his colleagues to build a new aviation consulting platform that now has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Dublin, and Tokyo. With 17 years of aviation industry experience behind him, he brings his clients deep domain expertise across a wide range of aviation matters. A subject matter expert on aircraft leasing and financing, John has advised aircraft investors, lessors and operators on a wide array of aviation asset classes, including aircraft, engines, and inventories. Accredited as a Certified Appraiser by ISTAT, he has valued the comprehensive array of aviation assets owned and leased by the world?s largest airlines and lessors as well as the end-of-life leasing and aftermarket businesses. Prior to the establishment of Alton Aviation Consultancy, John worked at SH&E and ICF, most recently as Global Managing Director of its aviation consulting practice. He began his career with General Electric, where he worked as a design engineer with GE Aviation and a business development analyst in the engine leasing division of GE Capital Aviation Services. He received his BS...


26 Sep 18

Alton Aviation Consultancy strengthens Asia presence with opening of Tokyo office

TOKYO (September 26, 2018) ? Alton Aviation Consultancy, a boutique aviation consulting firm, has further extended its global reach with the opening of a new office in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo. With its existing offices in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Dublin, Alton Aviation Consultancy now has a local presence in the world?s leading aviation and aerospace centres. The Tokyo office will be led by the firm?s newly-appointed Director, Yuichi Takayama, who has significant experience providing advisory services to clients in the Japanese aviation sector. Mr. Takayama has successfully managed a wide range of aerospace projects with both commercial and public sector clients. Yuichi earned an Aerospace MBA at Toulouse Business School in France and spent time undertaking an executive internship at the headquarters of Airbus. Mr. Takayama began his advisory career at Deloitte Consulting. The opening of the Tokyo office represents Alton Aviation Consultancy?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 Japan?s thriving aviation sector. Alton Aviation Consultancy?s strong client base in Japan includes aerospace manufacturers, MRO suppliers, aircraft leasing companies and aviation investors. Speaking of his new appointment and the new office, Mr. Takayama commented: ?I am very pleased to have this opportunity to launch Alton Aviation Consultancy?s new office in Tokyo and I?m looking forward to building a strong local team. There is excellent growth potential for Alton Aviation Consultancy in Japan as the only consultancy that is...


10 Sep 18

Alton Aviation Consultancy expands to Europe with Dublin office and appoints new Managing Director

DUBLIN (September 10, 2018) ? Alton Aviation Consultancy, a specialized aviation consulting firm with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, has further broadened its global reach with the opening of its new office in Dublin. Concurrent with its opening, the company has appointed Enda Clarke as Managing Director with leadership responsibilities for the Dublin operation. Prior to joining Alton Aviation Consultancy, Mr Clarke held the position of Chief Executive ? Technical at Santos Dumont, with responsibility for co-leading its aviation consultancy, technical and asset management services business. Mr Clarke brings over a dozen years of proven aviation advisory experience?most of them, working with senior executives in airlines, leasing companies, and aircraft investment firms. At Alton Aviation Consultancy, he leads a wide range of commercial and technical advisory engagements throughout the investment and asset life cycle, ranging from due diligence and aircraft purchase / lease negotiations to aircraft asset management and transition programs. Additionally, Enda delivers management consulting engagements to airlines, lessors, and MROs with specific strengths in benchmarking, process design, process improvement, and project management. In addition to an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering, he also holds an MBA in Aviation Management from the University of Limerick. Speaking of his new appointment and the new office, Mr Clarke said: ?There are a multitude of good reasons for selecting Dublin as the first European centre for Alton Aviation Consultancy. Ireland has a unique place on the global stage of aviation history together with a legacy of innovation that continues...


15 May 18

Aviation and Aerospace Consulting Veterans Celebrate Successful Launch of Alton Aviation Consultancy

NEW YORK (May 15, 2018) ? Alton Aviation Consultancy is celebrating its successful first year as an independent boutique advisory firm focused on the aviation and aerospace industries. Experienced consulting executives Adam Cowburn and John Mowry set out to serve the aviation community with an agile, client-centric approach that aligns with rapidly changing global market dynamics. They have been joined by seasoned aviation consultants Laetitia Achille and Jonathan Berger, both Managing Directors, in addition to Directors Ma Min and Adam Guthorn, and a global team of managers and associates. ?Alton Aviation Consultancy is dedicated to delivering the objective, data-driven guidance and insight that our clients require to inform business decisions regarding capital allocation, resource prioritization, and risk management? said Mowry, who previously was a leader of the aviation consulting practice at SH&E and ICF, and began his career with General Electric. 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. As a privately-held independent firm, Alton Aviation Consultancy has no joint ventures, affiliations, or other business associations that divert principals from their singular mission ? serving the best interests of their clients. ?Our independence, global market coverage, and experience across the entire aviation and aerospace value chain provide Alton with unique insight into the challenges faced by our clients,...


  • 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, including as lessors, airports, maintenance providers and manufacturers, as well as the role of governments and regulators. The panel will also consider the restructuring tools that have been deployed in this archetypal cross-border industry and expected future developments.