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A Glimpse into the Future of Airline Retailing with NDC

In this dynamic and exciting time for the airline industry, AviaPro Consulting helps guide aviation stakeholders towards a more customer-centric approach to airline retailing. Insights from industry leaders such as McKinsey, IATA, and a wide variety of airlines, has revealed a path towards embracing New Distribution Capability (NDC), reshaping the future for airlines, airports, and the wider civil... Read More

1 week ago

Regular Aircraft Inspections: The Key to Sustainable Aviation Safety

In the world of air travel, safety is everything. While the skills and innovations of pilots and engineers often take center stage, the critical role of routine aircraft inspections cannot be overstated. Regular aircraft inspections play a crucial role in maintaining safe operations and identifying and fixing potential issues before they escalate into costly expenses or worse, a security incident.... Read More

1 week ago

Enhancing Airline Customer Engagement: Unlocking the Impact of Brand Awareness

Just how important is brand awareness in the world of commercial aviation?  AviaPro Consulting's latest study on customer engagement and the measurable impacts of brand awareness takes a deep look at the transformative potential of brand recognition using the Sky Team alliance as a case study. Through a rigorous analysis, we explored how heightened brand awareness affected customer satisfact... Read More

1 week ago

Intelligent Network Planning

Most airlines consider network and fleet planning to be a never-ending cycle.  When it comes to assessing the viability of introducing new services in any market, planners must look at multiple factors such as the market size, the competition, and the different passenger segments of the market.  Analyzing and simulating the demand for air travel means getting to grips with origin and des... Read More

3 months ago

Data Analytics; Transforming the Aviation Industry

A Q&A with AviaPro partner, Datahub Consulting’s CEO, Clive Lemmon, delves deeper into the realm of data analytics and its powerful impact on airlines operations. Underestimating data analytics can lead to missed opportunities and even the risk of being left out from the competitive scene. Airlines compete on a limited number of passengers thus making analytics a crucial parameter in th... Read More

3 months ago

Cybersecurity Training

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic's slowing effects on air traffic, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) predicts that the 4.3 billion passengers transported in 2018 will increase to roughly 10 billion by 2040. The aviation industry, like other sectors, is required to uphold employee and passenger safety. A cyber attack might easily cause human casualties, severely impacting the indust... Read More

6 months ago

AviaPro Soars to New Heights with the Addition of Steve Duley as Sales Consultant for Africa

AviaPro Consulting is delighted to welcome Steve Duley as the newest member of our team, taking up the role of Sales Consultant for the African market. Steve's vast experience and extensive network within the African aviation industry make him a valuable asset to our company, and we are eager to witness the positive impact he will undoubtedly bring to our organization and clients. His distingui... Read More

6 months ago

Outsourcing Aviation Technical Services

The aviation industry is a complex ecosystem that relies on efficient maintenance and technical services to ensure safe and reliable operations. Third party providers of aviation technical services are a fabric of the industry. This article aims to explore its driving factors, potential benefits, challenges, and the impact it has on the industry, as well as the related service providers selection... Read More

9 months ago

The Economics of Ferry Flights

Ferry flights are a vital part of the aviation industry, as they allow aircraft to be moved quickly and efficiently around the world. This is important for a variety of reasons, such as delivering new aircraft to customers, transporting specialized cargo, and repositioning aircraft for maintenance or storage. While ferry flights are essential for various purposes, understanding their economic imp... Read More

9 months ago

The Challenges of Data Protection in 2023

Airlines are facing difficulties when it comes to the collection and use of personal data. This is partly due to the shifting legal and regulatory environments which continue to have an impact on technological innovation, data commercialization, and the offering of digital services. As airlines and their partners in the aviation landscape try to balance controlling their legal, reputational, and o... Read More

1 year ago

Protect your most valuable asset by implementing AviaPro's Data Protection Framework; prevention is the best defense!

  Large volumes of personal data are frequently processed by airlines, airport operators, and their service providers, such as ground handling firms. Think of the information you provide when booking a flight: passport number, date of birth, address, and credit card information.  These data include details about passengers, crew and other employees, as well as personal information about... Read More

1 year ago

AviAnalysis: Aviation Consulting Simplified

The idea for AviAnalysis was born in January 2021, in the middle of the Covid-19 global pandemic, when personal contact and travel to other countries were extremely limited.The need to continue to support airlines, airports, and civil aviation authorities with accurate and timely aviation consulting insights was greater than ever: airlines were losing money by the day, with aircraft immobilized an... Read More

1 year ago

Inside AviaPro: Get to know Jorge Abando, Head of Aviation Industry Services

On November 15, AviaPro Consulting launched AviAnalysis, a fully integrated online aviation analysis system designed to offer easy access to professional analysis and high-valued results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Leading the project is aviation industry veteran and AviaPro’s Head of Aviation Industry Services, Jorge Abando, whose decades of international experience in airline... Read More

1 year ago

Adopting Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and achieving efficiency gains

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as a fuel which achieves net greenhouse gas emission reductions on a life-cycle basis. SAF is made by converting renewable feedstock to fuel molecules that are identical to conventional jet fuel, which is called Jet A. The catalytic conversions are very similar to those that are already used in... Read More

1 year ago

Aviation Asset Management: AviaPro's latest service offering

The pandemic triggered many challenging consequences in the aviation industry. Passenger traffic declined significantly due to border closures and travel restrictions.  Airlines have sold fleets of aircraft due to the drop is passenger numbers. One bright spot however has been an increased demand in cargo traffic, and companies have been adding cargo aircraft as a result. These changes in pa... Read More

1 year ago

Innovation and partnerships in aviation analysis

There is no doubt that the pandemic has dealt a significant blow to the aviation industry. Statistics show how much global travel decreased below pre-2019 levels. Even now as the industry shows signs of recovery, there are continued challenges that include labour shortages, inflation, and the need to meet environmental sustainability and business profitability targets. Airlines, operators, airport... Read More

1 year ago

Aviation Operations Consultancy Services

For an industry that employs 65.5 million people globally and generates $2.7 trillion dollars (2018 IATA report), Air Transport is rich in necessary roles, responsibilities and procedures. When we talk about Aviation Operations, we cover several aspects of air travel, including Flight Operations, Cabin Operations, Cargo Operations, and Ground Handling Operations, all of which are controlled by the... Read More

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

4 years 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

4 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

4 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

4 years ago

Navigating Aircraft Maintenance Challenges: A Supervisory Approach

In the complex and multidimensional world of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), successfully navigating challenges demands a comprehensive approach that extends beyond just technical competence. While expertise in aircraft systems and components is essential, it is equally crucial to adopt a strategic and supervisory mindset. Operators need to not only understand the technical aspec... Read More

1 week ago

Digitalization; Elevating Customer Service

Elevating customer service has become a cornerstone for businesses in the tourism sector, particularly commercial airlines, as they vie for a competitive edge. The global corporate competition within the burgeoning aviation sector has intensified, driven by technological innovations that have the potential to reshape operational paradigms. One such transformative force propelled by essential busin... Read More

3 months ago

A Deep Dive into Aircraft Enroute Performance Analysis

In the dynamic world of aviation, optimizing the performance of an aircraft is not just a matter of going from point A to B but requires doing so with maximum efficiency. The enroute phase is comprised of the climb, cruise, and descent phases of a flight. In this article, we explore the key insights, challenges, and solutions involved in the intricate process of aircraft enroute performance analys... Read More

3 months ago

Embracing Sustainable Aviation

The aviation industry, a vital global economic driver, currently contributes around 2% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions,  this is due to the fact that aircraft emit large amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. The imperative to adhere to the Paris Agreement's ambitious target of limiting global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius necessitates an urgent and... Read More

6 months ago

Unveiling Aviation Insights: AviAnalysis Pioneers Knowledge Enhancement

In the fast-paced realm of aviation, constructing robust business strategies is paramount. Navigating this dynamic landscape demands a wealth of data and insights to fuel market analysis and financial foresight.  Enter AviAnalysis: a web platform designed to seamlessly bridge information gaps for analysts and industry professionals. Through its three distinct services, AviAnalysis empowers d... Read More

6 months ago

The Turning Point: Adoption of NDC and Offer Management Distribution Strategies

Distribution in aviation has always involved a variety of entities and continues to do so, such as airlines, travel agencies, other middlemen, metasearch engines, and, more recently, IT and digital businesses with strong retail experience. Most airlines are personalizing their offers to survive in this environment. This is only possible, though, if the offer is more than a simple commodity. Airlin... Read More

9 months ago

Ten Instances Showcasing the Impact of AI on Airline's Processes

Recent advances in technology have altered how companies communicate with their clients, make tactical choices, and design workflows. Today, it is predicted that the aviation industry will be highly affected by the evolution of Artificial Intelligence and analytical systems. AI does not only enable the improvement of customer workflows, but also advances automation, self-service solutions, and pro... Read More

9 months ago

New Distribution Capability (NDC): The Path to Future Personalized Travel

Numerous projects for personalized travel have been put forth and discussed over the past ten years, and the discussions are still going on. Different attempts were taken by aviation experts in IATA, distributors, online travel agencies, vendors, suppliers, and partners to discuss the future of airline distribution and retailing as a way to provide a personalized travel product. It was challenging... Read More

1 year ago

The economic impact of aviation connectivity

Air route development has a large impact on local economies. Economic growth and job creation are undeniably the primary results. Air route development expands a nation’s capability to welcome a larger number of travelers who would spend their funds on an array of products and services; visitors will require access to hotels, restaurants, leisure outlets, groceries and more. Thus, a country... Read More

1 year ago

AI applications across the aviation industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most promising technologies for growth today. Recent data indicate that organizations that have implemented AI grew from 4 to 14% in the last two years. Aviation-related businesses, like many others, have discovered its advantages and are utilizing it to improve performance, outpace the competition, and lower their bottom line over time. Used mainly to i... Read More

1 year ago

Improving aviation talent acquisition

Talent acquisition refers to how employers recruit and interview job candidates, as well as how they onboard and train new employees. It is usually a role shared by the human resources department and the hiring manager. Aviation talent acquisition is often regarded as an early strategic step in talent management, namely how employers hire, deploy, train, and evaluate the performance and compensat... Read More

1 year ago

Challenges ahead for aviation consulting

Businesses across all sectors are needing to compete in an economic environment that is constantly changing. With today’s trend towards environmental responsibility, aviation consulting firms work closely with their airline clients to implement solutions that are efficient and sustainable. However, this adds additional stressors from an environmental, financial and operational perspective. E... Read More

1 year ago

Understanding the aviation industry's labor shortages

Have you recently received a text from your airline about how your next flight is delayed? Or outright cancelled? Standing in line at security at the airport, have you ever wondered when they are all going to get their act together? Or at the luggage carousel, why has your suitcase never made it on that long flight you were on? Labor shortage is an immediate challenge facing the global aviation i... Read More

1 year ago

AviaPro Consulting: making its mark in Africa

  AviaPro Consulting has been steadily increasing our activities on the African continent to support aviation companies to build and expand capacity to deliver aviation services to their customers. Since AviaPro Consulting opened its doors halfway through the last decade, many new African operators and airlines have taken possession of aircraft and entered them into service. This has meant... Read More

1 year ago

Aviation Safety Consultancy Services

Aviation Safety is of key importance. With everything we know about how to get passengers to their destination safely, there is no excuse for not establishing and following Aviation Safety protocols. As Aviation Consulting specialists, our experts at AviaPro Consulting Inc. put Aviation Safety front and center, helping airlines, operators and regulators such as Civil Aviation Authorities to ensur... Read More

1 year ago

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

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

2 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 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

4 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

4 years ago

Regular Aircraft Inspections: The Key to Sustainable Aviation Safety

In the world of air travel, safety is everything. While the skills and innovations of pilots and engineers often take center stage, the critical role of routine aircraft inspections cannot be overstated. Regular aircraft inspections play a crucial role in maintaining safe operations and identifying and fixing potential issues before they escalate into costly expenses or worse, a security incident.... Read More

1 week ago

Navigating Aircraft Maintenance Challenges: A Supervisory Approach

In the complex and multidimensional world of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), successfully navigating challenges demands a comprehensive approach that extends beyond just technical competence. While expertise in aircraft systems and components is essential, it is equally crucial to adopt a strategic and supervisory mindset. Operators need to not only understand the technical aspec... Read More

1 week ago

Enhancing Airline Customer Engagement: Unlocking the Impact of Brand Awareness

Just how important is brand awareness in the world of commercial aviation?  AviaPro Consulting's latest study on customer engagement and the measurable impacts of brand awareness takes a deep look at the transformative potential of brand recognition using the Sky Team alliance as a case study. Through a rigorous analysis, we explored how heightened brand awareness affected customer satisfact... Read More

1 week ago

Digitalization; Elevating Customer Service

Elevating customer service has become a cornerstone for businesses in the tourism sector, particularly commercial airlines, as they vie for a competitive edge. The global corporate competition within the burgeoning aviation sector has intensified, driven by technological innovations that have the potential to reshape operational paradigms. One such transformative force propelled by essential busin... Read More

3 months ago

Intelligent Network Planning

Most airlines consider network and fleet planning to be a never-ending cycle.  When it comes to assessing the viability of introducing new services in any market, planners must look at multiple factors such as the market size, the competition, and the different passenger segments of the market.  Analyzing and simulating the demand for air travel means getting to grips with origin and des... Read More

3 months ago

A Deep Dive into Aircraft Enroute Performance Analysis

In the dynamic world of aviation, optimizing the performance of an aircraft is not just a matter of going from point A to B but requires doing so with maximum efficiency. The enroute phase is comprised of the climb, cruise, and descent phases of a flight. In this article, we explore the key insights, challenges, and solutions involved in the intricate process of aircraft enroute performance analys... Read More

3 months ago

Data Analytics; Transforming the Aviation Industry

A Q&A with AviaPro partner, Datahub Consulting’s CEO, Clive Lemmon, delves deeper into the realm of data analytics and its powerful impact on airlines operations. Underestimating data analytics can lead to missed opportunities and even the risk of being left out from the competitive scene. Airlines compete on a limited number of passengers thus making analytics a crucial parameter in th... Read More

3 months ago

Embracing Sustainable Aviation

The aviation industry, a vital global economic driver, currently contributes around 2% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions,  this is due to the fact that aircraft emit large amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. The imperative to adhere to the Paris Agreement's ambitious target of limiting global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius necessitates an urgent and... Read More

6 months ago

Cybersecurity Training

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic's slowing effects on air traffic, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) predicts that the 4.3 billion passengers transported in 2018 will increase to roughly 10 billion by 2040. The aviation industry, like other sectors, is required to uphold employee and passenger safety. A cyber attack might easily cause human casualties, severely impacting the indust... Read More

6 months ago

Unveiling Aviation Insights: AviAnalysis Pioneers Knowledge Enhancement

In the fast-paced realm of aviation, constructing robust business strategies is paramount. Navigating this dynamic landscape demands a wealth of data and insights to fuel market analysis and financial foresight.  Enter AviAnalysis: a web platform designed to seamlessly bridge information gaps for analysts and industry professionals. Through its three distinct services, AviAnalysis empowers d... Read More

6 months ago

AviaPro Soars to New Heights with the Addition of Steve Duley as Sales Consultant for Africa

AviaPro Consulting is delighted to welcome Steve Duley as the newest member of our team, taking up the role of Sales Consultant for the African market. Steve's vast experience and extensive network within the African aviation industry make him a valuable asset to our company, and we are eager to witness the positive impact he will undoubtedly bring to our organization and clients. His distingui... Read More

6 months ago

The Turning Point: Adoption of NDC and Offer Management Distribution Strategies

Distribution in aviation has always involved a variety of entities and continues to do so, such as airlines, travel agencies, other middlemen, metasearch engines, and, more recently, IT and digital businesses with strong retail experience. Most airlines are personalizing their offers to survive in this environment. This is only possible, though, if the offer is more than a simple commodity. Airlin... Read More

9 months ago

Outsourcing Aviation Technical Services

The aviation industry is a complex ecosystem that relies on efficient maintenance and technical services to ensure safe and reliable operations. Third party providers of aviation technical services are a fabric of the industry. This article aims to explore its driving factors, potential benefits, challenges, and the impact it has on the industry, as well as the related service providers selection... Read More

9 months ago

Ten Instances Showcasing the Impact of AI on Airline's Processes

Recent advances in technology have altered how companies communicate with their clients, make tactical choices, and design workflows. Today, it is predicted that the aviation industry will be highly affected by the evolution of Artificial Intelligence and analytical systems. AI does not only enable the improvement of customer workflows, but also advances automation, self-service solutions, and pro... Read More

9 months ago

The Economics of Ferry Flights

Ferry flights are a vital part of the aviation industry, as they allow aircraft to be moved quickly and efficiently around the world. This is important for a variety of reasons, such as delivering new aircraft to customers, transporting specialized cargo, and repositioning aircraft for maintenance or storage. While ferry flights are essential for various purposes, understanding their economic imp... Read More

9 months ago

New Distribution Capability (NDC): The Path to Future Personalized Travel

Numerous projects for personalized travel have been put forth and discussed over the past ten years, and the discussions are still going on. Different attempts were taken by aviation experts in IATA, distributors, online travel agencies, vendors, suppliers, and partners to discuss the future of airline distribution and retailing as a way to provide a personalized travel product. It was challenging... Read More

1 year ago

The Challenges of Data Protection in 2023

Airlines are facing difficulties when it comes to the collection and use of personal data. This is partly due to the shifting legal and regulatory environments which continue to have an impact on technological innovation, data commercialization, and the offering of digital services. As airlines and their partners in the aviation landscape try to balance controlling their legal, reputational, and o... Read More

1 year ago

The economic impact of aviation connectivity

Air route development has a large impact on local economies. Economic growth and job creation are undeniably the primary results. Air route development expands a nation’s capability to welcome a larger number of travelers who would spend their funds on an array of products and services; visitors will require access to hotels, restaurants, leisure outlets, groceries and more. Thus, a country... Read More

1 year ago

Protect your most valuable asset by implementing AviaPro's Data Protection Framework; prevention is the best defense!

  Large volumes of personal data are frequently processed by airlines, airport operators, and their service providers, such as ground handling firms. Think of the information you provide when booking a flight: passport number, date of birth, address, and credit card information.  These data include details about passengers, crew and other employees, as well as personal information about... Read More

1 year ago

AI applications across the aviation industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most promising technologies for growth today. Recent data indicate that organizations that have implemented AI grew from 4 to 14% in the last two years. Aviation-related businesses, like many others, have discovered its advantages and are utilizing it to improve performance, outpace the competition, and lower their bottom line over time. Used mainly to i... Read More

1 year ago

AviAnalysis: Aviation Consulting Simplified

The idea for AviAnalysis was born in January 2021, in the middle of the Covid-19 global pandemic, when personal contact and travel to other countries were extremely limited.The need to continue to support airlines, airports, and civil aviation authorities with accurate and timely aviation consulting insights was greater than ever: airlines were losing money by the day, with aircraft immobilized an... Read More

1 year ago

Improving aviation talent acquisition

Talent acquisition refers to how employers recruit and interview job candidates, as well as how they onboard and train new employees. It is usually a role shared by the human resources department and the hiring manager. Aviation talent acquisition is often regarded as an early strategic step in talent management, namely how employers hire, deploy, train, and evaluate the performance and compensat... Read More

1 year ago

Inside AviaPro: Get to know Jorge Abando, Head of Aviation Industry Services

On November 15, AviaPro Consulting launched AviAnalysis, a fully integrated online aviation analysis system designed to offer easy access to professional analysis and high-valued results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Leading the project is aviation industry veteran and AviaPro’s Head of Aviation Industry Services, Jorge Abando, whose decades of international experience in airline... Read More

1 year ago

Challenges ahead for aviation consulting

Businesses across all sectors are needing to compete in an economic environment that is constantly changing. With today’s trend towards environmental responsibility, aviation consulting firms work closely with their airline clients to implement solutions that are efficient and sustainable. However, this adds additional stressors from an environmental, financial and operational perspective. E... Read More

1 year ago

Adopting Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and achieving efficiency gains

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as a fuel which achieves net greenhouse gas emission reductions on a life-cycle basis. SAF is made by converting renewable feedstock to fuel molecules that are identical to conventional jet fuel, which is called Jet A. The catalytic conversions are very similar to those that are already used in... Read More

1 year ago

Understanding the aviation industry's labor shortages

Have you recently received a text from your airline about how your next flight is delayed? Or outright cancelled? Standing in line at security at the airport, have you ever wondered when they are all going to get their act together? Or at the luggage carousel, why has your suitcase never made it on that long flight you were on? Labor shortage is an immediate challenge facing the global aviation i... Read More

1 year ago

Aviation Asset Management: AviaPro's latest service offering

The pandemic triggered many challenging consequences in the aviation industry. Passenger traffic declined significantly due to border closures and travel restrictions.  Airlines have sold fleets of aircraft due to the drop is passenger numbers. One bright spot however has been an increased demand in cargo traffic, and companies have been adding cargo aircraft as a result. These changes in pa... Read More

1 year ago

AviaPro Consulting: making its mark in Africa

  AviaPro Consulting has been steadily increasing our activities on the African continent to support aviation companies to build and expand capacity to deliver aviation services to their customers. Since AviaPro Consulting opened its doors halfway through the last decade, many new African operators and airlines have taken possession of aircraft and entered them into service. This has meant... Read More

1 year ago

Innovation and partnerships in aviation analysis

There is no doubt that the pandemic has dealt a significant blow to the aviation industry. Statistics show how much global travel decreased below pre-2019 levels. Even now as the industry shows signs of recovery, there are continued challenges that include labour shortages, inflation, and the need to meet environmental sustainability and business profitability targets. Airlines, operators, airport... Read More

1 year ago

Aviation Safety Consultancy Services

Aviation Safety is of key importance. With everything we know about how to get passengers to their destination safely, there is no excuse for not establishing and following Aviation Safety protocols. As Aviation Consulting specialists, our experts at AviaPro Consulting Inc. put Aviation Safety front and center, helping airlines, operators and regulators such as Civil Aviation Authorities to ensur... Read More

1 year ago

Aviation Operations Consultancy Services

For an industry that employs 65.5 million people globally and generates $2.7 trillion dollars (2018 IATA report), Air Transport is rich in necessary roles, responsibilities and procedures. When we talk about Aviation Operations, we cover several aspects of air travel, including Flight Operations, Cabin Operations, Cargo Operations, and Ground Handling Operations, all of which are controlled by the... Read More

1 year ago

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

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

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 years ago

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