CAPA Global Delivery Centre

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CAPA Global Delivery Centre (GDC) is your long term partner for customised research and data analysis, to enable continuous planning and decision support. Aviation businesses operate in an increasingly challenging environment: Aviation is a complex and fast-moving industry impacted by multiple, concurrent external factors and disruptions including regulation, technology, competition, geo-political issues, macro and micro-economic changes, financial markets, consumer preferences etc. This creates dynamic opportunities and challenges for decision-makers and planners.

Robust and continuous planning is more critical than ever: For aviation businesses planning is evolving into a continuous activity rather than a periodic exercise. The planning need spans business functions such as strategy, operations, commercial, finance, human resources, IT, risk. Given its critical importance, planning decisions must be anchored on accurate, timely and bespoke research which is high quality, consultative, best practice-driven and outcome-focused.

Companies need a reliable research partner that is a sector specialist: The perennial and increasingly comprehensive and complex requirements for high quality, in-depth and actionable research place continuous demands on organisational resources, including decision-makers. The solution is to work with a reliable partner who is a sector specialist, and can deliver customised research that arms businesses with the insights that they need to make effective and timely decisions.

CAPA understands aviation: CAPA is a specialist aviation knowledge practice with extensive global advisory and business research experience delivered to hundreds of clients across the industry value chain over close to 30 years. CAPA is uniquely positioned to deliver high quality, outcome-driven, bespoke research on aviation, tourism and aerospace issues to global clients on a highly competitive platform, with a constant focus on excellence, independence and integrity. Examples of successful outcome based business research and analysis capabilities include:

  • Market, traffic and trend analysis
  • Database compilation and maintenance
  • Benchmarking studies
  • Performance and risk assessments
  • Competitor tracking
  • Advanced financial modelling
  • Opportunity and lead identification
  • Route development & network planning support
  • Aircraft fleet analysis
  • Country market monitors

Sample CAPA Global Delivery Centre engagements include:

  • Airport engineering and design practice: CAPA was engaged to provide monthly briefings on developments in airport construction, modernisation and privatisation and to identify business opportunities and leads for the client.
  • European radar manufacturer: We deliver ongoing market research about selected countries – which revolve on a monthly basis – on air traffic activity, installed radars and surveillance infrastructure, along with planned procurement. The output provides our client with critical intelligence to support business development activities.
  • Airport industry association: CAPA provided regular updates on strategic, operational and financial airline-related developments, regulatory, economic and geo-political issues to ensure that to ensure that the association was able to protect the interests of its members by keeping them abreast of key risks.
  • Airport operator: We supported this gateway airport operator’s route development activities by providing critical monthly intelligence on airline fleet and network plans at current and prospective airlines, O-D traffic trends, bilateral policy discussions, route performance, incentive programs offered by competing airports, as well as alerting the operator to airlines that could potentially reduce or withdraw services.
  • Airport investor: CAPA monitored global airport ownership activity to identify privatisation and acquisition opportunities for this investor. Our monthly reports highlighted key features of the target airport, identified likely competing bidders, estimated capital requirements and presented details about the tender process.

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