A successful airline start-up is built around a sound business plan backed with adequate capital and quality personnel. Our team of aviation experts will develop your business plan and will help you to understand the marketplace, create a viable network and supporting fleet plan that will pave the way to a sustainable business model.
We can further assist in the implementation of the business plan and help you chart your way through the regulatory processes – from the creation of an Air Service Permit file for initial submission through to the operational approval process and the grant of an Air Service License. In parallel we will formulate a fleet strategy and acquisition plan, assist with both contract negotiations and route applications and work to create an appropriate operational and distribution infrastructure supported by sound reporting systems.
We immediately undertake roles working within the business as interim managers following our proven RPI methodology – Review, Plan, Implement process – which is tailored for the exact requirements and demands of your unique project, to analyze and identify the key issues and prioritize those most critical to the business’s future sustainability.
The first task, in parallel to carrying out a full review of the business is to maximise operational cashflow, cut costs, create short term stability while positioning the business to address the longer-term strategic issues. We always produce a business plan charting a path back to viability which can be used a tool to measure the business’s progress.
We go far beyond providing PowerPoint presentations we actively participate in the implementation of solutions and deliver results to the client always working alongside the airline’s internal team. At an agreed, appropriate stage we hand the business back to the management team whilst retaining an oversight for a specified term to ensure that the operational plan remains on-track.
From time-to-time due to operational and financial pressures airlines are left with no option but to seek the protection of bankruptcy. An airline or a creditor group should not enter this process without the
right team of proven advisors covering legal, accounting and also very importantly airline economics and operations. We have advised airlines and creditors through a number of bankruptcies in multiple jurisdictions as well as chairing Creditors’ Committees in various high-profile cases.
Operating aircraft of the right size for the mission and the market is key to the success of any airline. We can help ensure that you have the optimum fleet composition to support your network by carrying out and initial diagnostic review of your fleet, your network and your commercial strategy. From this we will make fleet option recommendations. Thereafter we can provide the appropriate support to implement any re-structuring whilst allowing your operational staff to focus on business delivery.
Aircraft Sourcing & Marketing
Our Aircraft marketing services work with planned or distressed situations cover the sourcing or re-marketing of individual aircraft or aircraft portfolios for sale or lease or with leases attached. We have extensive experience in all a wide variety of aircraft types from small turboprops to wide-body aircraft. Our proven systems, practices and procedures together with the use of an extensive network of global contacts result in transparent transactions from mandate acceptance to aircraft delivery.
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