Alton Aviation Consultancy expands to Europe with Dublin office and appoints new Managing Director
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alton Aviation Consultancy, a specialized aviation consulting firm with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, has further broadened its global reach with the opening of its new office in Dublin. Concurrent with its opening, the company has appointed Mr Enda Clarke as Managing Director with leadership responsibilities for the Dublin operation.
Prior to joining Alton Aviation Consultancy, Mr Clarke held the position of Chief Executive – Technical at Santos Dumont, with responsibility for co-leading its aviation consultancy, technical and asset management services business. Mr Clarke brings over a dozen years of proven aviation advisory experience – most of them, working with senior executives in airlines, leasing companies, and aircraft investment firms. At Alton, he leads a wide range of commercial and technical advisory engagements throughout the investment and asset life cycle, ranging from due diligence and aircraft purchase / lease negotiations to aircraft asset management and transition programs. Additionally, Enda delivers management consulting engagements to airlines, lessors, and MROs with specific strengths in benchmarking, process design, process improvement, and project management. In addition to an honors degree in Aeronautical Engineering, he also holds an MBA in Aviation Management from the University of Limerick.
Speaking of his new appointment and the new office, Mr Clarke said: “There are a multitude of good reasons for selecting Dublin as the first European center for Alton Aviation Consultancy. Ireland has a unique place on the global stage of aviation history together with a legacy of innovation that continues today. In addition to being home to some of Europe’s leading airlines and maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities, Dublin is recognized as a global hub for aircraft leasing and financing, which is a key market segment for Alton. I look forward to building on the impressive capabilities that Alton Aviation Consultancy can deploy and continuing the strong tradition of aviation excellence here in Dublin.”
John Mowry, Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy, added: “We’re excited to establish our new Dublin office to be closer to many of our clients, and to enhance our around-the-clock responsiveness with our existing offices in New York, Hong Kong, and Beijing. We’re equally delighted that Enda has joined the team. His leadership capability, seasoned advisory experience, and depth of subject matter expertise are highly complementary to our broad range of capabilities across the entire aviation ecosystem, allowing us to bring even more value to our clients.”
Alton Aviation Consultancy provides specialist advisory services across the entire aviation value chain. Aviation and aerospace executives trust the Alton team to deliver the objective, data-driven insight and guidance required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk.
Comments Off on Taipei-Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is promoting mountain tourism at the 4-day Taipei International Travel Fair that began Friday.
The bureau is focusing on five north-south mountain ranges — the Central Mountain, Xueshan, Yushan, Alishan and the Coastal Mountain ranges — in its pavilion at the fair, said bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Shi-chung (???).
Chang said there will be various exhibitions and forums on the mountains of Taiwan, as well as its unique cultural features such as historic trails and aboriginal lifestyles.
Taiwan is preparing to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism, after its efforts to position the country as an important international mountaineering destination in July, when the government allowed public access to the island’s national parks.
Previously, people who wanted to visit restricted “ecological protected areas” in Taiwan’s national parks had to apply for permits from both the National Police Agency and the Construction and Planning Agency.
Now, however, the Construction and Planning Agency has launched a new mountain permit application portal that requires mountain visitors to apply for only one permit and provides fast-track processing to expedite applications, the bureau said.
Much of Taiwan is covered by mountains, and it has 268 mountains of over 3,000 meters, according to the Tourism Bureau website.
That environment has made hiking and mountain climbing one of the favorite pastimes of Taiwan residents.
The number of permits issued to Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals for access to trails in Yushan, Taroko and Shei Pa national parks has risen from 153,736 in 2016 to 187,053 in 2017 and 201,526 in 2018, according to Construction and Planning Agency figures.
In 2018, foreign nationals accounted for 7.24 percent of the permits issued.
There will be around 1,700 booths from 60 countries at the fair, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The fair, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will feature South Korean and Japanese tourism operators amid growing local interest in travel to those countries.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel