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Adam Pilarski

PILARSKI SAYS… Hard cold reality of Chinese slowdown: predictable and predicted

Hard cold reality of Chinese slowdown: predictable and predicted As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS Investors have only themselves to blame for not seeing the inevitable, writes Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. Uncertainties in the world affect aviation profoundly.  Some factors are obvious, such as signs of recession, terrorism or wars.  Others are less […]

Huddles for CSeries according to United Airlines

United Airlines VP of network Brian Znotins stated the Bombardier CSeries aircraft is a “beautiful” aircraft with “good economics”, although it presents “a lot of infrastructure investments”  Mr. Znotins said United would need to train new pilots, purchase simulators and invest in spare parts with the CSeries aircraft, and the lack of interchangeable pilots may […]

AVITAS Inventory Appraisal Services

In addition to the Aircraft valuations, BlueBook publications, and online valuation services, AVITAS also provides valuations of aviation inventory. AVITAS routinely reviews the inventory of airlines, part-out facilities and aircraft parts brokers. The valuation consists of a detailed review of the list of parts provided by the client via an Excel spreadsheet. By comparing the […]

Adam Pilarski

PILARSKI SAYS… Can dismal science lead us to optimism?

Increasing capacity does not have to be bad news, just follow economics As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS   Airlines are finally making real money, just like businesses should. In the US, majors made record profits. Often this is linked in headlines to the price of oil: “Cheap fuel helped Delta set record profits.” […]

Aircraft of the Month A321-200 – January 2016 (with values)

Each month around this time, we publish a feature called ‘Aircraft of the Month’. This will briefly highlight a selected aircraft with summary statistics and the aircraft’s Strengths and Weaknesses in the context of today’s market and the competitive landscape. This month’s Aircraft of the Month features the Airbus A321-200 Check it out and let us […]