It looks like decreasing infection rates for COVID 19 will allow business activities in the aviation sector to grow again. In some regions, especially in the USA, brokers and operators of business jets have already been reporting very high demand and positive outlooks. Europe will follow in due time but is still facing unwanted restrictions and less overall flight activity (15-20%) with the exception of some larger domestic markets.
Swiss Aviation Consulting got engaged by an Asian Bank to facilitate their newly defined investments within the aviation sector. The package includes the financing of Boeing 737 aircraft which will be leased to growing clients in the region. The project encompassed a feasibility study, market review, asset and equipment valuations and respective presentations to executive management and approval board.
Corona may change a lot of patterns and business rules these months but one rule will stay valid, especially in this crisis ridden time. It is the need for change and innovation to lift proven products on a next level or even kick off new product life cycles for matching changing market requirements and the need for more efficiency. No surprise new products are strongly linked to digitization and smart devices. SAC is proud to announce that innovative software applications are now available for our clients to offer more efficient, standardized and comprehensive solutions with regards to aircraft inspections, operator audits and authoring of compliance related documents (i.e. operations manuals). For each deliverable the client may decide on the proper focus.
All Swiss! Swiss Aviation Consulting was mandated by a Swiss client to source a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet manufactured in Switzerland to be registered, based and operated in Switzerland. The acquired aircraft is the Pilatus demonstrator. It continues to be accessible for potential buyers of a new Pilatus PC-24. Enrolled in a Swiss Air…
Provision of full-scale support for all relevant business sectors operating, or planning to operate, unmannend aereal vehicles (UAV) for commercial purposes.
We have reached the last weeks of the year 2020 and even though many of us wish for some peaceful days we realize that the effects of this year’s pandemic crisis are just beginning to hit us in full force. While standard operations for the airline sector are still far from coming back to former levels after this year’s fundamental disruption due to severe national and international travel restrictions the transaction market has developed into a busy segment.
Nestled in the Northern spurs of the Swiss Alps we are curiously monitoring COVID-19 related projections for the tourist industry during the important winter months ahead. Will ski resorts open up and what will the concept for ski lifts, hotels, restaurants and entertainment look like? The possible economic loss could be historic and devastating for every mountain region, especially with regards to the crucial weeks over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Tests, quarantine rules and travel restrictions are already existent again and will most likely stay, allowing mainly for local and domestic recreational activities only. The same effects will hit the aviation sector. Less traffic but new opportunities out of domestic mobility. The larger a country the better the chances for domestic demand and overall activity. The USA as matching example? Airlines and lessors still have to embrace a bumpy ride, strip down their fleets and implement the most cost-effective parking and interims management for their aircraft.
This month, White Orchid Insights (WOI) caught up with Swiss Aviation Consulting to discuss the 70-100% industry bounceback, maintenance trends, and perceptions of business aviation.
In aviation neither the “old” nor the “new normal” business environment has been established. It is still all about monitoring the virus, its ever changing impact on regions and their consequent reaction in terms of mobility restrictions. Mid-term planning seems to remain impossible for most market players. Short-term we need to look at trouble shooting and recognising opportunities in the post summer months. Some niche players have demonstrated their capabilities successfully and take the lead for a steady recovery. With some investigation and persistence international team working is achievable again. At the end of July, SAC was able to successfully manage the ferry flight of a Bombardier Global from East Asia to Europe in a time full of uncertainty but solutions coming up again.
Swiss Aviation Consulting successfully took on full operational responsibility for relocating a Bombardier Global 6000 from its maintenance site in Singapore to the UK this weekend. A demanding task in times of COVID19 for local MRO, FBO and Authorities as well as Flight Operations support, Crew and Customer.