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Aviation Fleet Strategy and Planning

The cost of ownership of aircraft can account for up to thirty five percent of the Direct Operating Cost of an airline.

Understanding the airline's need and matching that with the most cost effective fleet solution is essential for any airline's profitability.

The timing of the aircraft purchase within the industries economic cycle can significantly influence the price paid and concessions extracted from the manufacturers.

Simplifying the fleet mix will minimise the infrastructure and support costs for the airline.

Aviation Asset Management (AAM) has both the experience and the tools to provide insight into the cash operating costs and cost of ownership of aircraft, to evaluate the options available to operators and recommend an optimal fleet solution.

Aircraft Evaluation

AAM's staff and affiliates can analyse and compare aircraft operating performance and economics in order to choose the best aircraft for each mission.

Projects completed in the past have included:

  • Turbo prop fleet replacements for aircraft ranging from 10 to 70 seats.
  • Regional jet operating economics evaluation and comparison.
  • Single aisle aircraft operating economics evaluation and comparison for 100 to 200 seat variants.
  • As well as evaluation and comparison of operating economics of twin aisle longhaul aircraft from A330 to A380 and 787 to B747-8

Fleet Planning

AAM staff have led the Fleet Planning efforts and optimisation of the composition and utilisation of a number of airline fleets ranging from regional turboprop operations to an International Flag carrier's longhaul fleets.

The firm's understanding of the interaction between Network Planning and fleet issues allows AAM to optimise schedules and minimise the Direct Operating Cost of aircraft fleets.

AAM specializes in the following areas of Fleet Planning:

  • Right sizing for the network
  • Assessment of optimal fleet composition
  • Analysis of break-even replacement economics