Aviation, Aerospace & Defence

The TRANSEARCH Aviation, Aerospace and Defence Practice is focussed on the identification and selection of global talent for one of the most dynamic and ever-changing industry sectors.

The Aviation sector has experienced more than its share of unique business challenges over recent years. Increased air passenger demand has led to steeper competition. Although Airlines have experienced a rise in volume recovery and growth driven by a boost in passenger demand, margins remain stubbornly low. Profitability is returning to the sector however, on the back of increased capacity, higher revenues and tighter cost control. The global airport industry continues to cultivate its non-aeronautical revenue model and is witnessing increased passenger numbers particularly in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

The outlook for commercial Aerospace is bright with manufacturer’s order books witnessing a steady rise in demand fuelled by an improving global economy. Investment in Defence is largely driven by global military operations. Whilst Western Governments trim budgets, there is increased demand forecast from the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

Leaders are required to adapt instinctively to the challenges thrown up by this most volatile of sectors and increasingly the trend is towards hiring innovative, creative, customer-oriented leadership talent from conventional as well as FMCG and Consumer industries: Key players who bring a strategic approach, fresh ideas and an ability to challenge traditional mind-sets.

The Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Practice at TRANSEARCH is without doubt one of the most experienced ever assembled and has the competences, in-depth expertise as well as contacts and relationships to confidently advise its clients. Similarly, Aviation professionals, when seeking a career move, put their trust in TRANSEARCH and the team’s capabilities.

Our proven reputation for delivering senior-level talent extends across all sub-sectors of Aviation, Aerospace & Defence. Clients include:

  • Passenger & Cargo Airlines
  • Airports
  • Aerospace OEM’s
  • Defence manufacturers
  • Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO)
  • Fixed Base Operators (FBO)
  • Business Aviation
  • Associations
  • Service providers
  • Jet Charter brokerage firms
  • Air Traffic Control providers
  • Rotary Wing operators

Whether appointing C-Level executives or functional Directors, our clients are assured a short-list comprised of industry-related professionals plus executives with wider, non-specific sector experience capable of delivering outstanding added value and ‘garden-fresh’ thinking.

The Aviation, Aerospace & Defence team consists of a group of dedicated professionals with extensive experience.

Please click here to view their contact details.

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