Corporate aviation services
Corporate aviation represents a sizeable capital investment and significant budget expenditure, and in today’s difficult and challenging economic environment corporate aircraft operations are often scrutinized by shareholders. Many flight department and/or corporate travel managers are being asked to justify travel arrangements to the Board of Directors. Budgets are being cut and managers encouraged to seek ways of optimising the use of existing assets as well as to evaluate the potential need for changes in fleet composition and utilisation. Yet despite these challenges, corporate aircraft often represent the only viable means of meeting mission objectives. Within this context, ABA carries out independent corporate travel analyses, providing companies the means of implementing optimum travel programmes from both an operational and economic standpoint.
Optimum travel strategy
Companies considering the alternative to airline travel can call upon ABA to conduct a thorough and objective analysis of the options. Consultants will look at global corporate travel needs, analyse the expected utilisation and mission profiles, identify suitable aircraft types, and then recommend an optimum implementation strategy: on-demand charter, purchase of block hours, fractional ownership, or outright ownership (or any combination of these).
Please refer to the Aircraft Sales & Asset Management
Flight department start-up
Should the decision be made to own and operate, ABA can source the aircraft, and then assist in setting up the new flight department. This may involve definition of organisational structure and management qualifications, recruitment and training, and preparation of flight manuals. ABA can also manage the aircraft on behalf of the owner/lessee if requested.
Please refer to the Aircraft Management page