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Inside AviaPro: an interview with the Project Manager leading the removal of a national carrier from the EU Air Safety List

Get to know Capt. Richard Sharrocks, who’s spearheading AviaPro Consulting’s latest airline consulting project. For military officer-turned-aviation consultant Capt. Richard Sharrocks, AviaPro’s most recent project is the latest in a series of high-profile assignments he’s been managing. (The project is not being advertised here to respect customer confidentiality.) Lik... Read More

5 months ago

Inside AviaPro: get to know Kevin Clarke, Head of Aviation Consulting

An insider’s look at how Kevin developed his skills and aviation consulting expertise and how he translates them into added value for clients. Canadian-born aviation industry expert Kevin Clarke is AviaPro Consulting’s Head of Aviation Consulting. Today, Kevin splits his time between project management, consulting as a network expert, recruitment, and delivering training. On top of... Read More

5 months ago

Strengthening aviation analytical capabilities through industry partnerships

  Important assets for any consultant are insight, knowledge, experience and efficiency. In this period of recovery from the pandemic’s impact, industry players will have to move quickly and decisively. When consultants are called upon to help re-chart the way forward, the insights they offer are as good as the information available to them. While their knowledge and experience ensure... Read More

5 months ago

Hub Connection vs Point-to-Point, Which Will Prove More Important for the Recovery?

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando Sound arguments on both sides as to which strategy will dominate during the recovery.  However, it is clear that the size of the airline in terms fleet and network will favour one solution over the other.  Legacy network carriers rely on the structure of hub connections to keep as many aircraft in service as possible, but this... Read More

10 months ago

Commercial Planning ‘101’ activities, more important than ever to help lead airlines thru the recovery

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando At the close of October, IATA’s Economic Chart of the Week revealed the industry’s projected 2021 unit cost will still be higher than projected unit revenue by 0.88 cents despite the forecasted reductions in labour (52% lower than 2Q 2020), MRO, changes in infrastructure, and other costs leading to a 2.6 cent reduction in ov... Read More

11 months ago

Air Cargo Supply Chain Members: Are You Getting Ready for the Post COVID-19 Era?

by Sam Okpro, Air Cargo Specialist   “Air Cargo Makes it Happen” is an IATA slogan that has now been given credence by COVID-19 as the Air Cargo industry has for the first time in history overshadowed the passenger business. During this pandemic period, we have stopped being the poor second cousins of the passenger business. Yeah! Whilst this may only last as long as t... Read More

1 year ago

Welcoming AviaPro's New Partner : Larnaca-based Big Data and Marketing Experts Predictive Mobility

AviaPro is excited to introduce our new partner, Predictive Mobility, developer of the AIR.PM platform for Big Data, Market Intelligence and Agile Marketing.  Predictive Mobility’s solutions, especially the AIR.PM platform, are ideal for the new age of aviation, with its ability to design comprehensive airline network, fleet, and schedule planning solutions. Predictive Mobility’... Read More

1 year ago

While some restructure, others innovate

With the aviation sector badly hit by the global COVID-19 crisis, AviaPro consultants are looking through the uncertainty at what lies ahead for our industry, arguably one of the hardest-hit by the crisis.   Around the world, air carriers have been making difficult choices. Some are undergoing administration to stave off insolvency, such as Virgin Australia; others are going into insolvency... Read More

1 year ago

There are more aircraft parked or in storage now than ever before

With the aviation sector badly hit by the global COVID-19 crisis, the aviation industry is entering a crucially transformative time. Words like “Adaptation”, “Pivoting” and “Recovery” are taking on a new importance. As we go through this pandemic, AviaPro consultants are looking through the uncertainty at what lies ahead for our industry, arguably one of the har... Read More

1 year ago

Happy Holidays from AviaPro!

  On behalf of the entire team, we want to extend our thanks for a great year, along with our most sincere best wishes for the year 2020. Please note we'll be closed on the 25th, 26th, and 31st of December, as well as on the 1st of January. In the new year, we'll be attending the Airfinance Journal Dublin conference which takes place between the 21st and the 23rd of January, as well as th... Read More

1 year ago

AviaPro will be attending 2019 World Routes in Adelaide Sep 21-24

From September 21st, AviaPro Consulting will be attending the 2019 World Routes event in Adelaide, Australia, a well-known platform for the global aviation route development community.  AviaPro is an active player in the aviation business and technical consulting industry. Dedicated to your success, we provide a high qualified professional connection, tailored aviation expertise, and conti... Read More

2 years ago

Key findings from IATA's 2019 Annual Review

A net profit of $14.66 per North American passenger, an 18.5% increase in India’s domestic market, and 1300 new city-pairs: these are just a few of the findings published last week by the International Air Transport Association.  Founded in 1945, IATA represents 290 airlines, and as estimated 82% of global air traffic. Their regular reports and analyses are must-reads for aviation p... Read More

2 years ago

AviaPro Consulting Providing Solutions to the Aviation Industry

In the best of times, aviation related challenges come in all shapes and sizes, from airlines losing money on routes, to operational issues, to having the right fleet in place.  While the current pandemic has managed to exacerbate them all, the team at AviaPro Consulting Inc. has not been sitting idle. In fact, over the last few months, we have mobilized consultant teams to solve some of the... Read More

5 months ago

Global Aerospace Industry Trends, a 2021 Outlook Summary

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando Several industry organizations and pundits have summarized their outlook for 2021 aerospace industry trends. Whether precipitated and expedited by the COVID-19 pandemic, or not, here is a brief of what we at AviaPro Consulting see as a consensus: Continued development of New Propulsion Systems through Electric and Hybrid Engines. Despi... Read More

9 months ago

One of the World’s Longest Flights Returns to the Air

By Kevin Clarke, Head of Aviation Consulting, AviaPro On Monday, November 9 one of the world’s longest flights, Singapore to New York, resumed service with Singapore Airlines.  Running 3 times weekly with an Airbus A350-900, the service operates to New York JFK, replacing the airline’s former link between Singapore and Newark.  Block times are 17 hours and 55 minutes eastbou... Read More

11 months ago

Airports are opening up, and airlines are getting ready for takeoff

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando Across the globe, airlines are implementing procedures to bring a new level of safety into the cabin that ensures their passengers feel protected from each other! Who would have ever contemplated this scenario six months ago? Operators initially involved in repatriating passengers on chartered flights have ensured their cabin crew&rsqu... Read More

1 year ago

Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Solutions

by Kevin Clarke, Head of Aviation Consulting, AviaPro  During these unprecedented times, some airlines and governments are coming up with out-of-the-box ideas on how to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the air travel industry. Airline employees are being laid off as planes are withdrawn from service.  Slumping travel demand means significantly reduced airline revenues.  Airline... Read More

1 year ago

What Will Passenger Demand Look Like Post-COVID?

A little over a month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger demand had fallen 14.1% compared to 2019, “the steepest decline in traffic since 9/11”.   Needless to say, the industry has been left reeling from the consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic.   Some analysts will argue that past indicators used by the industry to... Read More

1 year ago

Recovery will be long-term, and the future won't look like the past

With the aviation sector badly hit by the global COVID-19 crisis, the aviation industry is entering a crucially transformative time. Words like “Adaptation”, “Pivoting” and “Recovery” are taking on a new importance. As we go through this pandemic, AviaPro consultants are looking through the uncertainty at what lies ahead for our industry, arguably one of the har... Read More

1 year ago

What you need to know about the PS752 tragedy: a Q & A with our experts

  On January 8th 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 from Tehran to Kiev was shot down shortly after takeoff due to what Iranian authorities attributed to a human error. Not only is this the deadliest aviation disaster in Iran since the 2003 Iran Ilyushin Il-76 crash, it was also the first fatal aviation incident for Ukraine International Airlines since it first started its ope... Read More

1 year ago

AviaPro will be attending the AASA AGA 2019 in Reunion.

As a partner of Southern Africa Airlines Association, AviaPro is proud to announce our presence at the 49th Annual General Assembly in Reunion, a well-known annual meeting for the African aviation development discussion.  AviaPro is an active player in the aviation consulting business, industrial and brokerage services. Dedicated to your success, we provide a high qualified professional co... Read More

2 years ago

How a Middle Eastern Airlines plane gained a passenger mid-flight

You don't see pictures like this one very often.  The photo was posted by the Instagram page Lebanese Plane Spotters, and shows a crew member cradling a newborn child in a MEA blanket shortly after being delivered midflight. It has since gone viral. The baby girl was delivered by MEA crew staff over Iraqi airspace on ME435 flight from Doha to Beirut on July 27th, and the aircraft landed bri... Read More

2 years ago

AviaPro is at the Paris Air Show 2019

Starting June 17th, AviaPro Consulting will be back at the Salon du Bourget, the world’s premiere aviation events along with its British counterpart, the Farnborough International Airshow.  We've never missed the world's largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry, and it’s not only because it’s one of the best places to connect with new, potential and exis... Read More

2 years ago

Inside AviaPro: get to know Kevin Clarke, Head of Aviation Consulting

An insider’s look at how Kevin developed his skills and aviation consulting expertise and how he translates them into added value for clients. Canadian-born aviation industry expert Kevin Clarke is AviaPro Consulting’s Head of Aviation Consulting. Today, Kevin splits his time between project management, consulting as a network expert, recruitment, and delivering training. On top of... Read More

5 months ago

AviaPro Consulting Providing Solutions to the Aviation Industry

In the best of times, aviation related challenges come in all shapes and sizes, from airlines losing money on routes, to operational issues, to having the right fleet in place.  While the current pandemic has managed to exacerbate them all, the team at AviaPro Consulting Inc. has not been sitting idle. In fact, over the last few months, we have mobilized consultant teams to solve some of the... Read More

5 months ago

Strengthening aviation analytical capabilities through industry partnerships

  Important assets for any consultant are insight, knowledge, experience and efficiency. In this period of recovery from the pandemic’s impact, industry players will have to move quickly and decisively. When consultants are called upon to help re-chart the way forward, the insights they offer are as good as the information available to them. While their knowledge and experience ensure... Read More

5 months ago

Global Aerospace Industry Trends, a 2021 Outlook Summary

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando Several industry organizations and pundits have summarized their outlook for 2021 aerospace industry trends. Whether precipitated and expedited by the COVID-19 pandemic, or not, here is a brief of what we at AviaPro Consulting see as a consensus: Continued development of New Propulsion Systems through Electric and Hybrid Engines. Despi... Read More

9 months ago

Hub Connection vs Point-to-Point, Which Will Prove More Important for the Recovery?

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando Sound arguments on both sides as to which strategy will dominate during the recovery.  However, it is clear that the size of the airline in terms fleet and network will favour one solution over the other.  Legacy network carriers rely on the structure of hub connections to keep as many aircraft in service as possible, but this... Read More

10 months ago

One of the World’s Longest Flights Returns to the Air

By Kevin Clarke, Head of Aviation Consulting, AviaPro On Monday, November 9 one of the world’s longest flights, Singapore to New York, resumed service with Singapore Airlines.  Running 3 times weekly with an Airbus A350-900, the service operates to New York JFK, replacing the airline’s former link between Singapore and Newark.  Block times are 17 hours and 55 minutes eastbou... Read More

11 months ago

Commercial Planning ‘101’ activities, more important than ever to help lead airlines thru the recovery

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando At the close of October, IATA’s Economic Chart of the Week revealed the industry’s projected 2021 unit cost will still be higher than projected unit revenue by 0.88 cents despite the forecasted reductions in labour (52% lower than 2Q 2020), MRO, changes in infrastructure, and other costs leading to a 2.6 cent reduction in ov... Read More

11 months ago

Airports are opening up, and airlines are getting ready for takeoff

by AviaPro’s Head of Industrial Services, Jorge Abando Across the globe, airlines are implementing procedures to bring a new level of safety into the cabin that ensures their passengers feel protected from each other! Who would have ever contemplated this scenario six months ago? Operators initially involved in repatriating passengers on chartered flights have ensured their cabin crew&rsqu... Read More

1 year ago

Air Cargo Supply Chain Members: Are You Getting Ready for the Post COVID-19 Era?

by Sam Okpro, Air Cargo Specialist   “Air Cargo Makes it Happen” is an IATA slogan that has now been given credence by COVID-19 as the Air Cargo industry has for the first time in history overshadowed the passenger business. During this pandemic period, we have stopped being the poor second cousins of the passenger business. Yeah! Whilst this may only last as long as t... Read More

1 year ago

Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Solutions

by Kevin Clarke, Head of Aviation Consulting, AviaPro  During these unprecedented times, some airlines and governments are coming up with out-of-the-box ideas on how to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the air travel industry. Airline employees are being laid off as planes are withdrawn from service.  Slumping travel demand means significantly reduced airline revenues.  Airline... Read More

1 year ago

Welcoming AviaPro's New Partner : Larnaca-based Big Data and Marketing Experts Predictive Mobility

AviaPro is excited to introduce our new partner, Predictive Mobility, developer of the AIR.PM platform for Big Data, Market Intelligence and Agile Marketing.  Predictive Mobility’s solutions, especially the AIR.PM platform, are ideal for the new age of aviation, with its ability to design comprehensive airline network, fleet, and schedule planning solutions. Predictive Mobility’... Read More

1 year ago

What Will Passenger Demand Look Like Post-COVID?

A little over a month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger demand had fallen 14.1% compared to 2019, “the steepest decline in traffic since 9/11”.   Needless to say, the industry has been left reeling from the consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic.   Some analysts will argue that past indicators used by the industry to... Read More

1 year ago

While some restructure, others innovate

With the aviation sector badly hit by the global COVID-19 crisis, AviaPro consultants are looking through the uncertainty at what lies ahead for our industry, arguably one of the hardest-hit by the crisis.   Around the world, air carriers have been making difficult choices. Some are undergoing administration to stave off insolvency, such as Virgin Australia; others are going into insolvency... Read More

1 year ago

Recovery will be long-term, and the future won't look like the past

With the aviation sector badly hit by the global COVID-19 crisis, the aviation industry is entering a crucially transformative time. Words like “Adaptation”, “Pivoting” and “Recovery” are taking on a new importance. As we go through this pandemic, AviaPro consultants are looking through the uncertainty at what lies ahead for our industry, arguably one of the har... Read More

1 year ago

There are more aircraft parked or in storage now than ever before

With the aviation sector badly hit by the global COVID-19 crisis, the aviation industry is entering a crucially transformative time. Words like “Adaptation”, “Pivoting” and “Recovery” are taking on a new importance. As we go through this pandemic, AviaPro consultants are looking through the uncertainty at what lies ahead for our industry, arguably one of the har... Read More

1 year ago

What you need to know about the PS752 tragedy: a Q & A with our experts

  On January 8th 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 from Tehran to Kiev was shot down shortly after takeoff due to what Iranian authorities attributed to a human error. Not only is this the deadliest aviation disaster in Iran since the 2003 Iran Ilyushin Il-76 crash, it was also the first fatal aviation incident for Ukraine International Airlines since it first started its ope... Read More

1 year ago

Happy Holidays from AviaPro!

  On behalf of the entire team, we want to extend our thanks for a great year, along with our most sincere best wishes for the year 2020. Please note we'll be closed on the 25th, 26th, and 31st of December, as well as on the 1st of January. In the new year, we'll be attending the Airfinance Journal Dublin conference which takes place between the 21st and the 23rd of January, as well as th... Read More

1 year ago

AviaPro will be attending the AASA AGA 2019 in Reunion.

As a partner of Southern Africa Airlines Association, AviaPro is proud to announce our presence at the 49th Annual General Assembly in Reunion, a well-known annual meeting for the African aviation development discussion.  AviaPro is an active player in the aviation consulting business, industrial and brokerage services. Dedicated to your success, we provide a high qualified professional co... Read More

2 years ago

AviaPro will be attending 2019 World Routes in Adelaide Sep 21-24

From September 21st, AviaPro Consulting will be attending the 2019 World Routes event in Adelaide, Australia, a well-known platform for the global aviation route development community.  AviaPro is an active player in the aviation business and technical consulting industry. Dedicated to your success, we provide a high qualified professional connection, tailored aviation expertise, and conti... Read More

2 years ago

How a Middle Eastern Airlines plane gained a passenger mid-flight

You don't see pictures like this one very often.  The photo was posted by the Instagram page Lebanese Plane Spotters, and shows a crew member cradling a newborn child in a MEA blanket shortly after being delivered midflight. It has since gone viral. The baby girl was delivered by MEA crew staff over Iraqi airspace on ME435 flight from Doha to Beirut on July 27th, and the aircraft landed bri... Read More

2 years ago

Key findings from IATA's 2019 Annual Review

A net profit of $14.66 per North American passenger, an 18.5% increase in India’s domestic market, and 1300 new city-pairs: these are just a few of the findings published last week by the International Air Transport Association.  Founded in 1945, IATA represents 290 airlines, and as estimated 82% of global air traffic. Their regular reports and analyses are must-reads for aviation p... Read More

2 years ago

AviaPro is at the Paris Air Show 2019

Starting June 17th, AviaPro Consulting will be back at the Salon du Bourget, the world’s premiere aviation events along with its British counterpart, the Farnborough International Airshow.  We've never missed the world's largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry, and it’s not only because it’s one of the best places to connect with new, potential and exis... Read More

2 years ago

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