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Adam Pilarski

A provocative view of globalisation future

Airlines and original equipment manufacturers are showing signs of wanting to restrict competition, writes Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS Download the PDF Version – A Provocative View of Globalisation’s Future The past few decades are the age of globalisation. The world is getting smaller and much more interconnected. Trade has been growing in line […]

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Middle East slowdown has profound implications on aviation

The big three Middle Eastern carriers grew at an unprecedented rate, despite having no real domestic basis to justify it, says Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. Download the PDF Version – Middle East slowdown has profound implications on aviation Recent developments in the Middle East dampened the overall positive outlook for aviation experienced by […]

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The Meaning and Implications of Aviation Cycles

Despite an “undeserved” reputation as a pessimist, Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President at AVITAS, is upbeat about aviation’s the short-term prospects, although a downturn is on the way. At the recent Dublin Airfinance conference, a speaker addressing the question as to where we are in the cycle recited a long list of factors supporting the positive […]

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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 […]

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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 […]