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Reed Business Information
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The Department:


Ascend by Cirium is one of the world’s leading provider of specialist information, advisory and consultancy services to the global air transport industry. Ascend’s team of 26 consultants, based in offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, provide commercial aircraft, business jet, helicopter and engine valuations and appraisals and market advisory services to the commercial aviation, airline, finance. MRO and services sectors.


Job Purpose:

The Senior Analyst/Aviation Analyst will be primarily responsible for contributing to Ascend’s advisory project output, covering the finance / leasing, aerospace and air travel sectors. The post holder will leverage Ascend by Cirium’s commercial aircraft fleets, values and airline schedules / traffic databases, together with a deep knowledge of the commercial air transport market, to propose, plan and deliver client projects as part of Ascend’s advisory team. This position will be based in Ascend’s Hong Kong office and will report to the Head of Consultancy, Asia.


Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Consultancy - work on Ascend advisory consulting projects across the Cirium client base, perform data analysis to assist data sales, assist in modelling of aircraft fleet trends and network trends for delivering advisory projects, assist in analysis and modelling of aircraft values to develop base / market value forecasts. In addition to input into projects, the post holder will be expected to contribute to project management from proposal, planning and execution perspectives.
  • Business Development - assist the sales team in pitches and state of the industry updates for customers
  • Product Development - contribute to Cirium product development through product ideas, review of products (from a customer perspective) and development of products for the commercial aircraft and finance markets. Provide on-going support to existing products.
  • Presentations - speak at conferences, Ascend promoted events, customer briefings and other industry events.


Key Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of commercial aircraft markets / supply and demand dynamics / aircraft programmes
  • Knowledge of route network and profitability
  • Knowledge of aircraft finance and aircraft values
  • Knowledge of aircraft operating leasing markets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excel and Access modelling experience would be a distinct advantage


Experience Required:

  • Good all round commercial aviation knowledge, especially in current affairs, technical issues and commercial aircraft
  • Experience in commercial aircraft leasing and / or structured finance
  • Understanding of the parameters driving demand for aircraft and air transport
  • The ability to interpret and present numerical, financial and statistical data; excellent numeracy skills
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Proven ability in problem solving and research skills
  • Ability to produce written reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Competence in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint essential; MS Access an advantage
  • Competence in project planning / project management
  • A Passion for planes and aviation - previous work experience within the air transport industry in an analytical, financial or technical role is useful
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of a second language, preferably Mandarin, is a plus


The Company:


Reed Business Information 

At Reed Business Information we provide information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands 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 people are driven by an environment focused on innovation, passion for our products, and collaboration, where working in an agile manner is par for the course.  RBI is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers. 



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