Archive for the ‘Consulting’ Category

Delta Airlines Fleet changes – 2010 vs. 2016

Delta Air Lines has 20 different aircraft fleet types and models today; largely a result of its merger with Northwest Airlines and other fleet acquisitions. The narrowbody aircraft space for Delta has grown at a considerable rate vs. its widebody fleet. Delta’s narrowbody fleet has grown by 101 units over the last six years (2010 […]

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Is the world moving towards a repeat of the Cultural Revolution?

The times they are a changin’, and they seem to be heading back 50 years, writes Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. How the world is changing. I remember fondly listening to Bob Dylan half a century ago never imagining that he would eventually become a Nobel Prize laureate. This astounding development is nothing compared to what […]

The US election and its relevance to aviation, Aero Finance

The US election and its relevance to aviation Dr. Adam Pilarski’s analysis of the US Presidential election, now entering its final month, draws parallels with other countries. He asks what consequences the US election, and other political developments will have for globalisation, trade, and he ask how all this is related to aviation. “The political […]

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PILARSKI SAYS… Dark clouds of globalisation

Standardisation in airlines is making it boring  to fly in the USA, writes  Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS A well-known industry pundit recently wondered how come the big three US airlines are beginning to resemble each other in service, fees and amenities. He claims that from the flying public point of view, the big three mirror each other and pursue strategies that will ensure […]

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PILARSKI SAYS…What evolution can tell us about future of airline profitability

The relationship between oil price and the profitability of carriers is a complex one, writes  Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS Some readers were dismayed by my May column in which I expressed doubts that from now on will be profitable forever, as some highly respected industry leaders claim. My belief is […]

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PILARSKI SAYS…Conflict between Airbus and Boeing threatens to burst bubble

The behaviour of the big two manufacturers could prove a problem for the market, writes Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS A number of strange developments are happening relating to a potential bubble in aircraft production, especially in the narrowbody segment. Some data are beyond contestation. The number of aircraft ordered from […]

First quarter aircraft and helicopter shipments soft

Source: GAMA Key Points: Weakness across the board for General Aviation shipments While piston aircraft shipments were flat for the 1st quarter of 2015 vs. 2016, turboprop and business jets were down materially Value of all aircraft shipments was down double digits Helicopters down significantly as well with value of shipments for helicopters down by […]