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 perspective of industry experts.
Our innovative strategies and market intelligence have provided sustainable strategic advantage for 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 boutique consulting group run by Ernie Arvai and Addison Schonland.
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.
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. Recently Addison added the field of e-Enablement and cyber security to his areas of interest; he published a report on Electronic Flight Bags for AvIntel in 2013.
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.