Tag: Gediminas Ziemelis

Do We Still Have Competition in Aircraft Manufacturing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Air travel today is down to a very exact science. When airlines are building their fleets, they have a multitude of factors to consider when carefully selecting which aircraft will best help them accomplish their desired mission. Passenger volume and route distance will dictate if the airlines need a narrow-body or wide-body but when it […]

A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

Reading Time: 4 minutes The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]

Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

Reading Time: 3 minutes From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics In the purest sense, virtual reality is already implemented […]

Wet Lease to Grow 10% by 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes In recent years, the aviation industry has developed rapidly and this is unlikely to end any time soon. The strong expansion can be seen across aviation, and particularly in passenger traffic. Growth is accelerating too: according to Eurostat, EU-28 passenger traffic rose by around 4% in 2012 and this increased to 5.8% in 2016. Factors […]

Smart Way for Estonia to Avoid Illegal State Airline Support?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2015 was a rough year for Estonia and its national flag carriers. After European Commission concluded the airline had been given illicit state aid, Estonian Air went bankrupt as it could not afford to return the sums – € 85 million. At the same period of time, as a contingency plan, Estonian state established new […]

Gediminas Ziemelis: 2017 Was Interesting, but 2018 Will Blow our Minds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The air transport industry in 2017 was definitely a ride to remember: travel bans, laptop bans, a handful of bankruptcies, all at the backdrop of unprecedented financial results for airlines. In this end-of-year post, I’d like to go back to several events that made history. This list does not intend to be complete or objective, […]

Avia Solutions Group Shares 3 Tips For Airport Developers

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to the CIA World Factbook, there are 41,820 airports around the world, but not all are created equal, as every investor knows. As the global economy shifts to the East, it’s little wonder that four of the largest airports by the number of passengers carried are located in Asia: Bejing (PEK), Tokyo (HND), Hong […]

Is The Current Investment Climate in Aviation Favourable for New IPOs?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel prices have led to more green on the airlines’ balance sheets, growing cash flows in the market and an increasingly positive outlook on the future of […]

ASG: € 35 M Investment In Substitute Pilots To Prevent € 100 M Losses

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2016 Lufthansa reported that a single six-day-long pilot strike cost the airline €100 million ($118 million). It was the 15th time in two years when pilots at the Lufthansa group’s namesake airline had walked out in a lengthy battle led by the local union. And legacy carriers are far from the only ones suffering […]

Outsourcing: A Saving Grace For Air Berlin?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Avia Solutions Group offers airlines a way to save up to 150 million euro per year. It would be an underestimation to say that Air Berlin is having a bad year, topping even 2016, when the carrier reported a loss of 782 million euro. With Etihad out of the picture, and only a governmental loan […]