The civil aviation and commercial aerospace industries face some of the world’s most complex business and technology challenges. Manufacturers and service providers operate in a 24/7/365 global market that is heavily regulated, highly sensitive to macro-economic forces as well as a wide range of safety, security and environmental issues, and facing significant cost constraints driven by complex technologies, sweeping labor agreements, and volatile commodity prices. At the same time, the sector offers suppliers continual opportunities to innovate in airframes, power plants, systems, and components, as well as in new business models and service offerings, to better meet customers worldwide.
Avascent works with the full range of aviation and aerospace players—aircraft manufacturers, component suppliers, technology providers, and service companies—assisting with growth strategies, new and adjacent market analyses, competitive analysis, pricing evaluations, and transaction support. Our work is dedicated to ensuring that our clients grow more quickly and sustainably than their peers in this highly cyclical sector.
Aerospace Equipment Manufacturing
Avascent consults the major airframe and engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to grow through strategy development grounded in core adjacent market analysis, selection and pursuit, assisting clients to press beyond the edge of their core markets. We consider the entire range of growth options, including organic expansion, partnerships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and then assist through implementation, focused as appropriate on organizational development or transaction and post-merger integration activities.
Avascent assists aerostructure manufacturers and materials providers in assessing markets for both traditional metal and new composite structures. Much of this work can focus on the business impact of technical innovation, offering clients the chance to better understand the markets for new solutions in advance, so that R&D and engineering funds are invested for high impact.
Few businesses are more fragmented than aerospace components, yet companies in the sector must routinely make investment and business development decisions that determine their long-term future by locking them in or out of particular airframes or engine types. Avascent consultants assist component suppliers in making the right investment and marketing decisions to secure long-term growth.
Providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services compete not only against each other, but against the organic capabilities of their customers, who often both perform work internally and compete directly for third-party support. Avascent assists MRO providers in assembling the right value propositions for their particular markets through organic and non-organic means.
Air Traffic Management
The air traffic management (ATM) sector is undergoing significant changes in both developed countries looking to upgrade existing infrastructures and seeking to develop and deploy operational ATM solutions. Avascent is uniquely positioned to consult both established and emerging players in understanding the changing global ATM market, identifying appropriate technology or operational partners as well as targeted acquisitions, benchmarking competitors, and assessing best practices and business models.
Unmanned Aerial Systems & Services
An emerging sector of the aerospace industry, unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS)—present distinct challenges and opportunities for both civil and military aviation, as well as a wide range of other civil applications. The Avascent team’s combined expertise in Aviation, Defense Systems, Security & Public Safety, and Space & Satellite Communications offers a unique vantage point from which to assess global trends within a market sector that both relies on and shapes many established industries. From market entry strategies and future outlook analyses to customer engagement campaigns and partner approaches, we help clients ranging from traditional OEMs to technology and services companies position in and succeed in this fast-evolving market.