Aircraft Evaluation & Fleet Planning
A thorough understanding of aircraft performance, aircraft economics and the lease/finance sector that is essential to the fleet planning decision, we can run customized fleet evaluations.
The core revenue/profit contributor for any airline is delivered by operating its aircraft fleet. Therefore, evaluating, selecting and managing the optimum fleet, matching capacity to demand and making smart purchase/lease decisions are central to an airline’s success.
The challenge is that at most airlines, major fleet evaluations take place only once every few years or every decade. Therefore, the necessary new fleet analysis competencies and processes are often not held in-house, and may not be keeping up with developments within the industry.
Operators must consider many factors when selecting a new or replacement fleet:
- match capacity to demand
- optimum number of fleet types
- fleet commonality
- aircraft payload range capability
- aircraft take-off performance
- relative fuel consumption
- relative revenue driven by seat count
- maintenance cost and support capability
- the value of passenger comfort
- cargo capacity
- old versus new trade-offs
- aircraft pricing/lease rates
- aircraft buy versus lease trade-offs
- availability and affordability of financing etc.
Often, an aircraft type that wins on some of the above factors will lose on others. An objective comparative analysis is essential to finding the most appropriate answer to your specific fleet question, addressing both economic and non-economic factors, using net present value analysis to decipher which solution delivers the best return on investment.
We have hands-on experience leading aircraft evaluation projects on behalf of client airlines and managing aircraft marketing campaigns for leading aircraft OEMs. Our advisory team offers a unique blend of consultants with aircraft manufacturer and airline experience, together with a strong aircraft lessor knowledge base. We bring valuable expertise and knowledge to your aircraft evaluation and fleet planning challenge.
AviaSolutions has a thorough understanding of aircraft performance, aircraft economics and the lease/finance sector that is essential to the fleet planning decision. With a set of unique in-house tools for aircraft performance, traffic analysis, aircraft values and maintenance costs not available at other consultancy firms, we can run customized evaluations using the latest industry knowledge.