Analysis of Future Sustainability and Disruptive Trends in Aviation
Alton was engaged by a leading global private equity firm to identify and assess key sustainability and technological trends set to impact the aviation industry over the coming decade.
Alton identified six technological and sustainability-related trends and assessed both their timing and magnitude of impact. Disruptive technologies and trends that were analyzed included:
- eVTOL Technology
- Aircraft Electrification
- Sustainable Aviation Fuels
- Non-Electric Alternative Fuels
- Supersonic Programs
- ESG Considerations
For each trend, Alton provided a thorough technical overview of the technology (e,g, aircraft electrification), adoption accelerators and challenges, as well as an analysis of potential market entrants and associated timing. Additionally, Alton identified potential ESG-related risks in aviation posed by governments, regulatory bodies, and the broader flying public that could impact certain aviation sectors.
The client leveraged the analysis to assess the positioning of a target investment with respect to its ability to capitalize on, or mitigate risk from, each of the identified key trends.