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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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