Published on January 24th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Acumen Aviation Releases 2019 Operational Review

Dublin based Acumen Aviation has released its 2019 Operational Review. The operational review shows stability overall and includes the positive movement of some key company disciplines. These include asset appraisal services, which has grown threefold, and in particular, the number of assets valued for ABS, which has surged, quadrupling since 2018. Acumen has continued to develop its capability as a complete asset management company.

Acumen’s Digital arm has been rewarded through the sustained and increased growth of its popular asset management platform, SPARTA. This platform was launched as an enterprise model and was further expanded this year to offer a Pay-As-You-Go facility, which is beginning to show results.

Acumen’s technical asset management and data management support services remained stable. This activity included asset returns / transitions, aircraft inspections, and records management. CAMO has proved to be an excellent addition to the overall business offering, delivering seventeen projects and, although the engine management business has seen only a modest upturn, this a positive start given the competitiveness of the market.

Client share distribution and global footprint remain largely unaltered. However, Acumen’s growth in Asia-Pacific has more than tripled in the last year accounting for as much as 58% of activity and 23% of client share.

Acumen Aviation and Blueberry Aviation Announce Co-operation Agreement

Acumen Aviation and Blueberry Aviation, both leading Aircraft Asset Managers announced a co-operation agreement last week. This agreement draws from the strength of each party and provides both with a greater combined opportunity to support their growing client base. Services provided will offer cradle to grave asset management from evaluation and sourcing aircraft to managing day to day requirements through to transitions and remarketing.

Acumen Aviation CEO Alok Anand said “I am delighted about the opportunity to collaborate with Blueberry Aviation and look forward to enhancing the service provided to our mutual clients.”

Blueberry Aviation CEO Francois Gautier said “I am thrilled about our new co-operation with Acumen Aviation and I have no doubt this synergy will yield exciting new opportunities for our respective customers.”

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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