The aviation market within the Asia-Pacific region is on the rise. To better position itself in the region, Mott MacDonald recently announced that it has set up an aviation team in Melbourne, Australia, thereby enhancing their service to regional clients. The team is led by aviation veteran Ian Guy.
The aviation market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to enjoy considerable growth in the coming decades. Asia in particular, with a growing middle class, is projected to see increased domestic and international travel demand. The Asia-Pacific regional commercial fleet is set to grow at 6.1% annually over the coming decade, increasing its fleet size by 5,235 on its current 6,452 planes. Aircraft personnel for the region will too be in hot demand in the Asia-Pacific region, as an additional 226,000 pilot positions will be created and addition 238,000 technical support staff required over a twenty year period. The industry, on the back of low fuel prices and years of cost cutting, is in a relatively strong position financially, creating the potential for wide ranging investments.
In a bid to boost its regional presence, and capitalise on expected growth, Mott MacDonald recently announced that it has set up an aviation strategy team in Australia to service the Australasia and wider Asia-Pacific aviation markets. The firm’s new base is in Melbourne, and will initially have a staff of eight.
The new office will be led by Ian Guy, who has held a number of capacities at the firm since 2011. During that time, he worked on various projects for the firm, including major developments at Heathrow and Hong Kong airports, and also as a project director on the Mactan Cebu International Airport public-private partnership (PPP) scheme in the Philippines. Prior to Mott MacDonald, his career included a range of positions at BAA, of which the last position held was programme leader for the Third Runway. Guy holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and German from Loughborough University.
Chris Chalk, Mott MacDonald’s aviation global sector leader, says that: “By deploying Ian and his new team in Australia we are able to provide further global knowledge and expertise to our clients in Asia-Pacific. This team will be supported by the full capabilities of Mott MacDonald’s worldwide aviation network, including existing regional teams in Hong Kong and Singapore.”
Chalk adds that: “Every airport wants to get the most out of their assets and we are here to provide them with market-leading support to enable them to do just that, whether this is by growing revenues, optimising operations or expanding capacity. Large or small, we are proud to help airports optimise their business plan and work with them to realise their development objectives by utilising our broad base of skills.”