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MROs Expect Steady Demand For Legacy Regional Airliners
Alton Managing Director Adam Guthorn shares his insights on the regional airliner MRO market with Aviation Week Network. Across the aftermarket, COVID-19 has driven numerous challenges for aircraft operators, including an increased number of parked aircraft and the phasing out of fleet modification activities. Therefore, legacy regional aircraft will likely remain in service for longer and will account for a...
Adam Guthorn Named as One of the ‘40 Under 40’ by Airline Economics
NEW YORK (September 6, 2022) — Adam Guthorn, Managing Director at Alton Aviation Consultancy, has been selected as one of the leading 40 individuals under the age of 40 in the commercial aviation industry by Airline Economics. The Airline Economics ‘40 under 40’ Class of 2022 has been compiled following nominations and endorsements, many from senior members of the aviation community. The members of...
Alton Aviation Consultancy Announces Successful Matching Fundraising Campaign in Support of Airlink and Its Humanitarian Missions in Ukraine
NEW YORK (JULY 12, 2022) — Alton Aviation Consultancy, the global aviation advisory firm, is pleased to announce the results of its fundraising campaign for Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization, to support Ukrainian refugees. With sincere thanks and appreciation for the generosity of many, Alton Aviation Consultancy’s matching donation campaign raised $60,384.58. To that amount, Alton has added a...
Alton Aviation Consultancy Advises Ad Hoc Groups of Secured Creditors on Nordic Aviation Capital’s US$6B Restructuring
NEW YORK (JUNE 6, 2022) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy recently advised two ad-hoc groups of secured creditors on the $6 billion debt restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC (NAC), the largest global lessor of regional aircraft. The restructuring was implemented through a pre-arranged Chapter 11 process in the US Bankruptcy Court.Alongside other legal and financial advisors, the group of creditors...
Can Sustainable Aviation Fuel Solve Airlines’ ESG Problem?
Alton Director Joshua Ng and Senior Associate Yuankai Wang discuss the viability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a concrete decarbonization solution for the airline industry with The Business Times. With electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft still a decade or more away from being commercially viable, the article explores why SAF is an achievable near-term solution that can be integrated with...
More Low-Cost Carriers Add Cargo Services
Alton Managing Director Umang Gupta and Senior Associate Evan Deahl discuss the increasing number of low-cost carriers extending operations to include dedicated air cargo services with AviTrader Publications Corp.As demand for air freight escalates, their insights highlight air cargo’s increasing importance to the growth of e-commerce.
The Connected Aircraft
Alton Director Joshua Ng evaluates the recent innovations and trends that could transform inflight connectivity in the latest edition of Aircraft Cabin Management. With thousands of aircraft predicted to retire in the next two years and a significant decline in the cost of satellite technology, new fleets will likely include a higher proportion of connected aircraft.
Alton Aviation Consultancy and Airlink Join Forces To Support Ukraine; Alton Matching Charitable Donations to $100,000, Aiding the Humanitarian Mission
NEW YORK (MARCH 7, 2022) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy, the global aviation advisory firm, is today launching a fundraising campaign for Ukrainian refugees in conjunction with Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization. Alton, a longstanding supporter of Airlink and platinum sponsor, is seeking contributions from individuals and corporations and will match donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $100,000. Airlink is currently working with...
The New Jet Set: How the COVID-Driven Boom in Private Jets Is Still Flying High
Alton Managing Director Adam Cowburn and Engagement Manager Alan Lim contributed their insights on the business aviation market in this Reuters article. With a lack of scheduled commercial air travel options, coupled with increased health and hygiene concerns, our analysis shows that demand for private aviation travel has increased significantly over the last two years, 130% of 2019 levels for...
Industry Collaboration Key to Sustainability in MRO Operations
Alton Director Joshua Ng shares his thoughts and insights with AviTrader Publications Corp. MRO with regard to the MRO sector’s valuable contributions to reducing aviation’s carbon footprint and discusses innovative solutions to address global environmental sustainability challenges.
Sustainability: The Aviation Industry’s Roadmap to a Greener Future
Alton Director Joshua Ng shares his insights on the air cargo industry’s roadmap to a sustainable future, in the latest edition of STAT Times. "Some governments are stepping in to support aviation by linking Covid-19 relief funds with sustainable initiatives and impact. With the aviation industry under a strong spotlight as the world increasingly prioritizes environmental sustainability, the air freight...
Capacity, Demand for Flights to and From Singapore Hold Up Through March 2022
Alton director Joshua Ng shares his insights with The Business Times on Singapore flight demand in the wake of the Omicron variant: “There are several factors that have cushioned the impact on airlines from the emergence of Omicron. In the near term, significant pent-up demand for travel, especially during the holiday season, likely meant that bookings were already relatively healthy...
Finance Community Sees Opportunity in Advanced Air Mobility, but Also Risk
"Capital participation will evolve with the technology maturity of the sector,” says Alton Director Joshua Ng in FutureFlight’s review of Alton’s second whitepaper in its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) series. The report sheds light on key drivers of commercial aviation financing and discusses how these factors may be applicable to further development of the AAM sector.
MRO Global Market Outlook 2022: Special Report
Alton managing director Jonathan M. Berger shares his thoughts and insights with MRO Management Magazine for their special report on the 2022 global market outlook.
The Rise of the Airline App
Alton director Joshua Ng discusses innovations in airline app use in this article for Aircraft Interiors International, tracing the influence of Covid-19 health measures and the rising demand for airlines to adapt to the e-commerce model and diversify their revenue streams:
A Different World: As COVID Recedes, General Aviation Encounters a New Normal
Alton managing director Adam Guthorn outlines some of the key challenges Business and General Aviation airports will face in trying to meet post-Covid growth demand in Aviation Business Journal. “Real estate is a key challenge…ramp along with hangar space is becoming increasingly scarce, particularly at airports in major business centers, and especially as larger business jets proliferate, leading to congestion...
MROs & OEMs: A Changing Dynamic
Alton director Joshua Ng shares his insights regarding the evolving dynamic between MROs and OEMs in the latest edition of MRO Management for Aviation Business News, offering an analytical outlook on how these two sectors will emerge from industry challenges posed by COVID-19.
SIA Signs MOU With United Airlines in Move That Could Lead to More Arrivals at Changi
As Singapore Airlines (SIA) and United Airlines sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to resume connectivity between Singapore and the US, Alton director Joshua Ng shares his insight with The Straits Times on the impact of the deal.
The Celera 500L Just May Revolutionize Business Aviation
Alton managing director Adam Cowburn outlines the challenges of introducing non-conventional aircraft designs to a conservative buyer market in this Air & Space magazine feature on the Celera 500L.
Alton Aviation Consultancy Appoints Global Airline Practice Lead
NEW YORK (OCTOBER 12, 2021) — Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Umang Gupta as global airline practice lead. Gupta brings 20 years’ experience in airline strategy and revenue growth, having held leadership positions at United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, US Airways, and Sabre. His expertise extends across revenue management and pricing, planning, sales and distribution, marketing,...
UAE-India Travel: Bookings and Fares Are Rising on India-Bound Flights Too After Latest Guidelines
Alton managing director Leah Ryan shares her insight with Gulf News on the surge in demand for flights between India and the United Arab Emirates as Covid-19 travel guidelines change.
Alton Aviation Consultancy Advises KKR on Atlantic Aviation Acquisition
NEW YORK (AUGUST 3, 2021) — Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to have acted as the lead commercial due diligence advisor for KKR, a leading global investment firm, on its acquisition of Atlantic Aviation from Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC). Atlantic Aviation operates one of the largest networks of fixed base operations (FBOs) in the United States, providing a full suite...
Alton Aviation Consultancy Promotes Adam Guthorn to Managing Director
NEW YORK (JULY 8, 2021) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to announce a further expansion of its senior ranks with Adam Guthorn’s promotion to Managing Director. Based in Alton’s New York City office, Guthorn’s areas of subject matter expertise extend across multiple domains of the aviation and aerospace value chain including MRO and aftermarket, aerospace supply chain, aviation finance,...
Alton Aviation Consultancy Recognized by Airfinance Journal for Commercial Aviation 2020 M&A Deal of the Year
NEW YORK (JULY 5, 2021) -- Alton Aviation Consultancy, the global aviation advisory firm, is pleased to have contributed to Bain Capital’s successful acquisition of Virgin Australia, recognized as the ‘2020 M&A Deal of the Year’ by Airfinance Journal. The $A3.5bn deal (as reported in Australian media) was completed in an expedited timeframe, with the airline emerging from administration in...
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.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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 uncertaintiesMRO 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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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.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...
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...
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...
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. Adam Cowburn leads the Alton Asia-Pacific team and brings over 17 years of aviation industry experience to his engagements with a diverse...
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...
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...
Alton Aviation Consultancy 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...
Alton Aviation Consultancy Recaps Successful 2018, and Announces Expansion 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...
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....
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...
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....
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...