CAPA India is pleased to announce the internal promotion of six key members of its advisory and research teams in New Delhi to the positions of Associate Manager, all reporting to Paramprit Singh Bakshi, Manager. The restructuring is designed to strengthen the company’s operations in order to respond to business opportunities in light of the renewed interest and activity in the Indian aviation market.
CAPA – Centre for Aviation is pleased to announce the extension of an agreement with Gooey Global for the display of comprehensive executive contact details at the world's airlines, airports and industry suppliers on the CAPA website. The contact data is available as a premium add-on service to the industry leading CAPA Membership, which provides access to the CAPA website for indepth airline, airport and supplier profiles, as well as a daily customised news/analysis feed direct to Members worldwide.
"CAPA is assembling a formidable array of data sets across a range of areas vital to the functioning of the global aviation industry. Gooey Global offers a leading industry contact database, through it regular surveys of the world's airlines, airports and industry suppliers. The contact data compiled in order by name, job function, email addresses and direct-dial are seamlessly delivered on the CAPA profiles at our website, alongside a vast collection of traffic, schedules, fleets and other data sets, providing a convenient one-stop-shop offering for aviation professionals", said Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of CAPA.
CAPA and Morten Beyer & Agnew (mba) are pleased to announce a new partnership whereby mba will be the exclusive supplier of aircraft valuation and lease rate data in the new online CAPA Fleet tool. The new global fleet offering will be jointly unveiled by CAPA and mba at the upcoming CAPA Aviation Finance Summit – Asia in Singapore on 20/21 March.
Welcoming the new partnership, CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, said: "We are delighted to be working with Morten Beyer & Agnew, a globally recognised and trusted partner for commercial jet valuation and analysis. We look forward to releasing this new online service this month, which promises to deliver an affordable, robust and reliable fleet solution for the commercial aviation industry. Following the release of CAPA's new fleet database, this is an important step in establishing CAPA as a key platform to support the industry in the global aircraft, aerospace and financing arenas at affordable prices."
CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Wober as its new Senior Analyst – Europe, to spearhead CAPA's analytical coverage of the European aviation market. It follows the appointment in late 2012 of Roeland van den Bergh to the Senior Analysis team to cover the South Pacific & African markets.
“After 13 years in equity research, based in London with Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Société Générale, Jonathan will be a very strong contributor and we're delighted to welcome him to the team", said Peter Harbison, CAPA’s Executive Chairman. "CAPA has grown its footprint extensively in Europe over the past few years and Jonathan's experience is delivering fresh insights on the region to our CAPA Members and readers", he said.
Prior to joining CAPA, Roeland was a Business Reporter and Deputy Business Editor at The Dominion Post in Wellington, New Zealand. He has specialised in reporting on the aviation industry for 15 years, winning several awards in New Zealand and Australia for his coverage. "I have had great admiration for Roeland's writing over many years and we're delighted he'll be utilising his analytical prowess to dissect the pressing issues in this region for CAPA", said Mr Harbison.
50 airline delegates already confirmed for CAPA Aviation Finance Summit Asia, Singapore, 20/21 March
CAPA is pleased to announce a new aviation finance event for Asia - one which promises to deliver the content every aviation finance and aerospace professional needs to know: hard facts about airline fleet and financing plans directly from the airlines themselves.
Rather than serving up a sponsor-driven agenda, CAPA will assemble up to 18 Asia Pacific carriers, big and small, to present their fleet and financing plans to the audience within a series of 10-minute investor-roadshow style presentations. Up to 40 airlines will be participating in the broader event, the CAPA Aviation Finance Summit - Asia. The event will include the unique Fleet MarketPlace - where all participating airlines will occupy a designated space within the exhibition area to meet with finance sector participants in a relaxed setting.
CAPA is pleased to announce the draft programme for its CEO Summit, Airlines in Transition, to be held in Dublin on 11/12 April 2013. Billed as the biggest gathering of CEOs from full service, hybrid and low-cost airlines, Airlines in Transition is the pre-eminent global airline strategy summit. CAPA is also delighted to announce Dublin Airport Authority will be hosting this year’s summit, to take place at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt in the Wicklow Mountains near Dublin, Ireland. Travelport will be the host of the Round-Table Gala Dinner – a highlight of the programme – and Sabre and SITA are Platinum Sponsors. Tourism Ireland is the Supporting Partner.
“The unique format of the Summit is designed to stimulate high-level discussion between industry leaders, with maximum audience participation. We are expecting 20-30 airline CEOs and a number of airport and other CEOs to participate as panellists”, said Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of CAPA – and the architect of the Airlines in Transition programme.
Indian aviation is emerging from a turbulent period marked by a hostile cost environment, continued regulatory uncertainty, declining traffic and steep financial losses. But for 2013 there are signs of a turnaround.
An improved alignment between capacity and demand has seen yields strengthen and several airlines are now making profits, at least in the peak quarters. And following one of the most significant developments of 2012, the decision to allow 49% foreign airline investment, the sector may see more than one such transaction in the coming year. This will have a significant positive impact, in terms of capital and sentiment, in raising the professionalism of the sector and bringing India's market in line with 21st century global aviation.
New aircraft orders will be placed in 2013/14 as the market starts to look ahead to the next phase of growth. But cost pressures and a weak policy environment will continue to be a challenge.
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan has been named the CAPA Aviation Executive of the Year while Emirates has been named CAPA Airline of the Year at the 10th annual CAPA Awards for Excellence at a gala ceremony in Hong Kong.
Peter Harbison, executive chairman of CAPA said, "As the Gulf carriers have progressively disturbed the global airline equilibrium over recent years, 2012 has seen a rapid escalation of this process. None has been more distinctive and mould-changing than Etihad, under the leadership of James Hogan". The strategy the CAPA Aviation Executive of the Year has adopted, of penetrating each of the key regions with targeted partnerships and equity investments, "has set a new – and irreversible – direction for the aviation industry", Mr Harbison said.
Emirates has been named CAPA Airline of the Year for the third time. "Emirates has formulated a comprehensive model which has become a game changer, most notably in 2012 as its network density has gone to a new level. Its strategic leadership in air services liberalisation, despite reaction in some markets, has helped transform traffic flows, contributing to enormous strategic change in the industry. All the while, Emirates has continued to be profitable in face of difficult market conditions".