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Aircraft Valuations Analyst (Entry Level) - Cirium - New York City

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Aircraft Valuations Analyst (Entry Level) – Cirium – New York City



Ascend by Cirium is seeking an enthusiastic Aircraft Valuations Analyst (Entry Level) to join our New York City team. This is an exciting opportunity within our Valuations & Consultancy department, which is based across our London Heathrow, New York and Hong Kong offices. You will work as part of the Ascend by Cirium team of over 25. Ascend has been delivering aviation data and appraisals for over 50-years. Our appraisals are used globally to value in excess of 100,000 aviation assets annually. Cirium is the new name for FlightGlobal. 

Cirium employs a team of over 400 technologists, analysts, data scientists and market experts in the UK, US, Europe, Middle East, India and Asia-Pacific. In 1909 we were the first to record the earliest days of flight and now in 2019, as Cirium, we are uniquely positioned to reshape the wider travel industry with smart data and advanced analytics solutions. Our people are at the center of who we are. Whatever your background you are welcome. We are looking for talented and dynamic team players who focus on delivering successful outcomes.

We are a business where three out of our seven leaders are women, over 20 languages are spoken, where some leaders have grey hair and some have purple. Where our sales teams take time out to support local schools and our product teams champion local women back into the workplace. We are a flexible employer and happy to accommodate different working solutions for the right talent. 

Cirium analyzes the huge volume of data generated from the millions of flights a year to help keep the travel industry in motion:

Over 36 million passenger itineraries are processed each year to alert corporate travel companies, travel agencies and airlines, so that travelers stay up-to-date with flight status and airlines minimize disruption

Over US$300 billion worth of airline tickets are analyzed for market insights

Over 35 million airline flights are tracked per month covering over 97% of scheduled flights worldwide and more than 90% of commercial aircraft in service so that engine OEMs can keep track of the per hour use of their engines 

US$5.3 trillion worth of aircraft assets are valued by Cirium each year, as part of strategy and pricing partnerships with the world’s top 50 lessors and tier one investment banks

Cirium has 11 offices in the UK, North America, Singapore, China, Japan and Hong Kong and we celebrate our global diversity through events and networks throughout the year 

Cirium is part of RBI, which is part of RELX, a FTSE 100 traded company (which was just named by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies) 

Our benefits stand out (they even include two days a year for you to dedicate to the charitable activity of your choice)

Cirium and RBI are founding members of the Tech Talent Charter, committed to increasing the ratio of women and under-represented groups working in technology 


To be responsible for appraisal delivery for a variety of asset types and levels of valuation complexity in line with the requirements of the client.

To build a network of industry contacts through proactive research, client meetings and conference attendance with the purpose of continuous client support and ongoing market research.

To learn the methodologies and practices of Cirium Consultancy.

To identify a specialism and move towards specialist expertise; advancing new methods and leadership in valuations and research.

To progress through professional development as a function of both self-learning and business sponsorship to gain external accreditations.

To contribute to and write Cirium’s Consultancy’s suite of commercial aircraft, helicopter, business jet and aero-engine market commentaries, white papers, value change updates and regular research articles.

Business Development

Support the global sales team in client growth and retention by understanding their needs and identifying new opportunities.

Deliver joint presentations with the Sales team including industry updates, market overviews and methodology insights to customers.

Contribute to Cirium and external news services on a regular basis.

Product Development (New and Existing)

Contribute to product development through new product ideas, review existing products (from a customer perspective) and drive development of products for the aviation market.

Act as an “internal user” tester of new consultancy products from a content and usability perspective.

To contribute to current consultancy driven product delivery using proactive research, existing knowledge, attention to detail and analytical capabilities.

Provide on-going support to the needs existing product strategy.


Work on other consulting projects including international projects out of Cirium’s Europe & Asia offices as required by the business.


Proactively monitor market activity and use Cirium’s suite of data, news and analytical products to uncover, validate and/or disprove market trends and activity.

As required, speak at conferences, Cirium promoted events, customer briefings and other industry events.

Skills and experience 

While complete training will be provided, certain aptitudes, skills and pre-existing knowledge are desirable.

Commercial aviation knowledge including aircraft, airlines, manufacturers, current major industry issues, etc.

Competence in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint essential; MS Access, SQL and Python an advantage but not required.

Solid numerical skills and the ability to learn and adapt to new methods.

Proven research skills; clear and concise analysis and report writing.

Practiced and proven communication and presentation skills.

A passion for planes; previous work experience within the air transport industry in an analytical, financial or technical role is a plus but not required.

Fluent in written and spoken English, knowledge of a second language is also a plus but not required.


Attention to detail and consistency in daily work.

Teamwork and collaboration; a willingness to support the team to success.

A drive for innovation, both from own ideas and from industry feedback.

Self-starter; proactive in own learning and career development

Time management; delivering to deadlines and managing workloads.

Relationship building; both internally and in the industry.

Critical thinking and confidence in defending analytical findings.

Trust, integrity and discretion.

 About Reed Business Information:


Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.




RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%
- 18 Days Holiday
- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year 
- Benefits start upon hire date
- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries


RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact jobs@rbi.co.uk . EEO is the LawEEO is the Law Supplement



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