Adam Cowburn



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Adam Cowburn brings over 17 years of aviation industry experience to his client engagements. He leads the Alton Asia-Pacific team from our Hong Kong office, ensuring high quality, local support for his discerning client base of investors, manufacturers, operators, and aftermarket service providers.

Adam 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 modeling, 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.

Earlier, he worked for a boutique consultancy in Washington D.C., where he advised the FAA on operational and regulatory issues. Adam began his career as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Adam received his MBA from Wharton and his BA from Dartmouth.

Adam Cowburn
12 Feb 20

Asia-Pacific airline recovery from Coronavirus may be slower than for SARS, says Alton

By Adam Cowburn   |   Article

Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, February 11, 2020: The ability of Asia-Pacific airlines to recover from the disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic may be more challenging when compared to previous epidemics,...


15 Dec 19
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Airlines,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors,   Aerospace Manufacturers & Suppliers,   MRO & Aftermarket,   Specialty Segments

Alton Aviation Consultancy’s Industry Altimeter 2019-2020

By Adam Cowburn,   Adam Guthorn,   Bradley Dailey,   Brian Rynott,   John Mowry,   Jonathan Berger,   Joshua Ng,   Laetitia Achille,   Sascha Feuerherd,   Yuichi Takayama   |   Article

Clear skies ahead? In a special white paper authored for the Airfinance Journal’s 2019-2020 Annual, Alton Aviation Consultancy looks at the state of commercial aviation and aircraft leasing, and the...


15 Jan 19
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors

Untangling the growing web of aircraft transactions and values

By Adam Cowburn,   Adam Guthorn,   Brian Rynott,   Isobel Fenton,   John Mowry,   Laetitia Achille   |   Article

There are many factors that influence aircraft values, but these factors can be complex. In a special white paper authored for the Airfinance Journal’s 2018-2019 Annual, Alton Aviation Consultancy authored...