Based in Alton Aviation Consultancy’s Hong Kong office, Jian Zhu brings clients nearly a decade of advisory experience in aircraft leasing and financing, with strong expertise in investment analysis, asset valuation, cash flow projection, and financial modeling. Jian has advised investors on a wide range of aviation debt/equity investments including ABS, sale-leaseback, JOLCO, and other structured investments. She has supported many non-aviation investors enter the space and setup leasing/investment platforms, including joint venture sidecars. Investors, leasing companies, and banks count on Jian for complex analytic support and independent counsel on investment in the aviation industry. Jian is accredited as a Certified Appraiser by ISTAT and a CFA charterholder.
Prior to joining Alton Aviation Consultancy, Jian initiated her career at SkyWorks Capital, a boutique financial advisory firm dedicated to commercial aviation, where she advised institutional investors on investments in aviation assets and provided support on various types of aircraft financing transactions. Jian later joined ICF as a manager in the aviation asset advisory and management practice.
Jian earned her BS in Business Administration and BA in Mathematics from University of Richmond, and her MS in Operations Research from Columbia University.
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory
By Adam Cowburn, Bradley Dailey, Ganesh Nair, Jian Zhu, John Mowry, Joshua Ng, Laetitia Achille, Leah Ryan | Article
Low Visibility and Persistent Turbulence. The situation in the commercial aviation industry has continued to evolve with the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic that has dominated life since early 2020. As of...
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory, Aviation & Aerospace Investors
By Bradley Dailey, Jian Zhu, John Mowry, Katya Bulatova, Laetitia Achille, Leah Ryan | Article
NEW YORK - December 14, 2020: Commercial aviation continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with scheduled flights down 46% in the second week of December 2020. At...
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory, Airlines, Aviation & Aerospace Investors, Aerospace Manufacturers & Suppliers, MRO & Aftermarket, Airports, , Technology / Mobility
Flying unfriendly skies: Alton Aviation Consultancy looks at the state of commercial aviation and aircraft leasing.
By Adam Cowburn, Adam Guthorn, Bradley Dailey, Ganesh Nair, Jian Zhu, John Mowry, Jonathan Berger, Joshua Ng, Katya Bulatova, Laetitia Achille, Leah Ryan | Article
Flying unfriendly skies. The performance of the commercial aviation industry has historically been tied to the world’s macroeconomic environment. However, 2020, in the grip of a global pandemic, has demonstrated...
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory, Airlines, Aviation & Aerospace Investors, Business & General Aviation, Aerospace Manufacturers & Suppliers, MRO & Aftermarket, Airports, , Technology / Mobility
By Adam Cowburn, Adam Guthorn, Bradley Dailey, Jian Zhu, John Mowry, Jonathan Berger, Joshua Ng, Katya Bulatova, Laetitia Achille, Leah Ryan, Min Ma, Yuichi Takayama | Article
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...