Report on global business jet and helicopter market, performed for aircraft manufacturer.
Retained principal industry advisor to international investor group ‐ due diligence audit pre‐ acquisition of industry OEM.
Development of business plan – start‐up Helicopters airline serving Regional Airlines.
Market evaluation, business plan – proposed start‐up overhaul facilities in South America.
Adviser to major oil company, leading tender drafting, contractor pre‐qualification, technical and commercial tender structure, evaluation, benchmarking and modeling ownership maintenance and operating costs, subsequently leading structured team negotiations, long‐term airline operations
Retained to report and advise international investors on multiple airliner sale & leaseback transactions and structure subsequent acquisitions.
US DOT, TSA and FAA FAR 129 Ops Specs applications for South American operator to permit commercial operations into United States .
Development of detailed strategic business plan for start‐up scheduled international airline. Traffic, aircraft route performance and economic studies for aircraft selection. Financial projections; strategy development on corporate financing; aircraft acquisition; manpower; recruitment; training; operator and route licensing; airport access; bilateral and interline agreements; marketing; spares provisioning; and resource/facilities planning.
Conducted pre‐acquisition operational and management audit of regional scheduled airline; prepared strategic business plan, budgets and forecasts; presentations to investors, professional advisers, banks, Government and regulatory bodies.
Troubleshooting, creating effective management solutions for successful South American regional airline experiencing structural and internal reporting difficulties associated with rapid expansion. Carried out management audit of flight operations and engineering departments, resulting in new control procedures and five‐year plan.
Comprehensive audit, prepare Diagnostic Report and define Terms of Reference for World Bank for commercial airport development project in Venezuela.
Offshore management of Bell Helicopters corporate aircraft for South American owner.
Start‐up and regional air charter operator in the South America and Caribbean.
Expert Witness, aircraft transaction litigation.
Due diligence support ‐ major aircraft Maintenance & Repair Organization (MRO).
Audit of South American airline fleet lease agreements going back five years, resulting in successful recovery of US$ 2.0m cash in unclaimed credits and other recoverable items.
Due diligence support ‐ Civil and Military helicopters overhaul and maintenance.