Making the Right Moves Requires Insight
AirInsight helps clients make better strategic decisions, achieve market leadership, and improve company value through disciplined analysis filtered through the unique perspective of industry experts.
Our innovative strategies and market intelligence have provided sustainable strategic advantage for many of our clients, and we look forward to helping you. We blend the capabilities and resources of large firms with the personal attention possible only with a smaller organization.
AirInsight is a consortium of three leading industry experts and their firms. Ernie Arvai, Scott Hamilton and Addison Schonland bring the combined resources of Arvai Group, Leeham Co. LLC and Innovation Analysis Group to bear on industry issues to provide a unique perspective and insight into future events.
Mr. Arvai is president of The Arvai Group. He has more than 30 years experience consulting to aircraft manufacturers of both commercial and general aviation aircraft, engine manufacturers, key suppliers, and financial institutions on strategic and market issues.
Mr. Arvai was formerly Vice President and Managing Director, Technology Management at Battelle Memorial Institute, where he was responsible for the research institute’s activities in management consulting. Prior to his tenure at Battelle, he was a Director at Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he was responsible for the firm’s worldwide activities in the Airline and Aviation Industries, headed that business unit, and co-directed the firm’s practice in travel, tourism and hospitality. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant with Arthur Andersen & Company, and a research associate at the Highway Safety Research Institute.
Mr. Arvai formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Liberty Aerospace, a manufacturer of light training aircraft; Giro, Inc., a company specializing in aircraft warranty management; Avatar Alliance, an aircraft spare parts provider and iiOn Corporation, an early and innovative internet portal.
Mr. Arvai received a BSE degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan (with high distinction) and an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon. He is a Certified Public Accountant, an instrument-rated pilot, has been widely quoted in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, and Los Angeles Times and has appeared as an industry expert on business oriented radio and television programs.
Leeham Co. was formed in 1999 by Scott Hamilton, following the sale of the company he co-founded, co-owned and co-managed, Linkraven Ltd. Linkraven published the internationally-distributed Commercial Aviation Report and Commercial Aviation Value Report; and organized conferences in Asia, Europe and the Americas under the Commercial Aviation Events banner.
Leeham Co. provides competitive intelligence, market analysis, and a variety of other services for the aerospace industry.
Mr. Hamilton joined the airline management ranks in 1979. In 1989, he and a partner formed Linkraven in Britain. During the 10 years Mr. Hamilton and his partner owned and operated Linkraven, Commercial Aviation Report, Value Report and the Events became internationally recognized for their breaking news reporting and high-quality conferences. The influential publications regularly beat larger and more established magazines and newspapers with news about the airline industry. Mr. Hamilton is frequently called by broadcast and print media to offer expert analysis about the issues of the day. He is a regular contributing writer for Commercial Aviation Online (the successor to Commercial Aviation Report, which is now part of the Flight International family of publications) and Armed Forces Journal, a defense magazine.
Dr. Schonland is president of Innovation Analysis Group, an aviation focused market-research and consultancy based in the United States, and has worked with aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, airlines and the air travel sector. Addison has been an innovator in new media, and publishes a successful aviation blog and on-line information resource.
He holds degrees in Sociology, Economics and Finance for the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a doctorate in business administration from Rushmore University. He was previously with PA Consulting Group and has been involved with commercial aviation for over twenty years.