FIRM PROJECT REFERENCES

 Aviation


  • Bangladesh – Restructuring Advisory Services to BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines – Led the restructuring and optimization of route planning for the state-owned and quasi-commercially operated Airline in order to improve its financial situation and avoid bankruptcy (World Bank, 2007)
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – Diagnostic Analysis for Privatization of Air Bosna – Assessed the company’s aviation business, valued routes, analyzed the company’s financial position to determine whether Air Bosna had enough commercial potential to be privatized and provided the Government with PPP options (World Bank, 2002-2003)
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – Transfer of Air Traffic Management Services – Undertook a detailed analysis of the delivery and costs associated with air traffic management services and the potential of transferring the operation of all or part of these services to the private sector (World Bank, 2004-2005)
  • Brazil – Bahia Statewide Airport Modernization Project – Carried out a feasibility study to determine near and longer term improvements at the Feira de Santana Airport. Prepared a Statewide Program of needed improvements and priorities to develop night operations at airports, including communications and navigation improvements, in accordance with international and Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC – the Brazilian agency responsible for the regulation and the safety oversight of civil aviation) safety norms and air traffic levels (USTDA and the Bahia State Infrastructure Secretariat, 2013)
  • Cameroon –Technical Assistance for Concession of Cameroon Airport – Developed a privatization strategy for the airports of Cameroon, drafted tender documents and identified concessionaires (USTDA, 2000 – 2001)
  • Cameroon –Development of a National Airport Strategy, and Airport and Ground Handling Services Concession – Developed an ambitious national airport and concession strategy and assessed options for a ground handling concession, including the implementation of a new airport concession strategy (Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority, 2008-2011)
  • Caribbean – Technical Assistance for Caribbean Airports Certification Process (Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines & Suriname) – Developed procurement strategies consistent with ICAO standards and identified deficiencies to facilitate certification through the creation of master airport safety plans and airport certification manuals for CASSOS member states (USTDA/CASSOS, 2010-2012)
  • Chile – Lenders’ Technical & Traffic Advisory Services for the Santiago International Airport (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport) Concession – In association with the Louis Berger Group, provided technical advice to the Lenders for the expansion of the Santiago International Airport throughout the tender process up to the financial close date (Agencias Universales S.A/Concesiones Viarias Chile Tres S.A., 2014-2015)
  • Costa Rica – Route Development of International Air Services – Analyzed existing and new markets in terms of international passengers and tourists that come to Costa Rica, defined the strategy for new international routes – or new frequencies of existing routes – that would increase the arrival of international passengers/tourist to the country (Ministry of Tourism, 2011-2012)
  • Costa Rica –Route Development of International Air Services, Phase II – Continued providing consulting services for route development in Costa Rica (Ministry of Tourism, 2013-2015)
  • Ecuador – Concession of Quito International Airport – Undertook a strategic study of the airport and developed options for private sector participation, including asset valuation of airport systems and facilities, airport facility, and systems costing (IDB, 2001-2002)
  • Ecuador – Privatization of Guayaquil International Airport – Managed the airport concession strategy development for Guayaquil International Airport (Consejo Nacional de Modernización del Estado, 2001-2002)
  • Ecuador – Restructuring of Ecuatoriana Airlines – Undertook an in-depth restructuring of the airline, including the reengineering of all financial, operational and administrative processes, as well as identified appropriate privatization strategies for the airline (Ecuatoriana Airlines (Ecuatoriana de Aviación), 1986-1988)
  • Egypt – Reorganization and Airport Capacity Building Project – Developed a strategy to enhance the commercial potential of nineteen Egyptian airports and established an incentive-driven management, which led to improved efficiency in operations at the existing and new terminals of the airports. Undertook training and development of the human capital at each of these airports in order to reach international best practice levels (Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (EHCAAN), 2005-2007)
  • Haiti – Due Diligence Services for the Concession of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport and Les Cayes Airport – Provided support to the Government of Haiti, under contract to Blue Ocean Harvest, to establish possible tariff structures and the list of conditions required to make Les Cayes Airport a viable concession opportunity (Blue Ocean Harvest, 2011-2012)
  • Hong-Kong – Provision of ICAO Safety Management System (SMS) Workshop at the Hong Kong International Airport – Delivered a workshop for Hong Kong International Airport airfield staff members to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate the design, implementation, and maintenance of an operationally effective SMS that meets the standards prescribed in the International Civil Aviation Code Annex 14 and related guidance material (Airport Authority Hong Kong, 2014)
  • Global – Training Courses: “Introduction to Annex 14” and “Safety Management Systems” – Hired to deliver, on behalf ACI Global Training department, several airport training courses on “Safety Management Systems” and “Introduction to Annex 14” in several countries including Panama, Mauritania, Singapore and Mozambique (Airports Council International, 2013)
  • Indonesia –Airport Safety Oversight and Advanced Technologies Workshop -Designed and organized the APEC Airports Safety Oversight and Advanced Technologies Workshop to assist APEC economies in identifying and improving on internal weaknesses or findings in their aerodrome certification oversight and inspection programs based on the requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 14 – Aerodromes (“APEC Secretariat”) and FAA, 2010 – 2011)
  • Laos – State-owned Enterprises Restructuring Advisor for Lao Airlines – Engaged to help develop an enterprise restructuring plan for Lao Airlines to improve its operational and financial performance (World Bank, 2003)
  • Kenya – Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision for the Greenfield Terminal Building at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) – in association with the Louis Berger Group, hired to provide consultancy services for construction supervision of the Greenfield Terminal Building at JKIA. IOS assisted with the review of the commercial and financial viability to invest in the construction of the Greenfield Terminal (Kenya Airports Authority, 2015)
  • Madagascar – Private Sector Participation / Privatization of Airports in Madagascar – Advised the Government of Madagascar and the IFC on the evaluation of all the technical aspects of the airports privatization, including preparing the transaction structure and marketing strategy (International Finance Corporation, 2004-2006)
  • Madagascar – Elaboration of a new Civil Aviation Code and its Detailed Application Texts – Developed a new Civil Aviation Code with the main application texts to form the core of the regulatory system of the civil action sector (Ministry of Transport, 2003-2004)
  • Malawi –Advisory Services on the Privatization of Air Malawi – Recommended a strategy for privatization of the airline based on due diligence and diagnostic process of operations; recommended efficiency improvements; identified options for divestiture and government engagement in the sale; valued assets and prepared financial projections; designed bid evaluation criteria; and, effectively managed and oversaw the privatization transaction (World Bank, 2001-2002)
  • Malawi –Study to Determine the Future of the Malawi Airports Sector with emphasis on PSP Options, Regulatory and Legal Framework, and Institutional Structure – Served as an advisor to facilitate the Government of Malawi’s intention to attract private sector participation (assets or operations) in the airports and developed a preferred privatization strategy (World Bank/Malawi Privatization Commission, 2005-2006)
  • Mali – Bamako-Sénou Airport and Industrial Park Project Assessment and Development Services Phase I– Assisted in the preparation of feasibility design studies for the proposed landside infrastructure improvements, including an assessment of existing conditions for preparation of the industrial park institutional framework (MCC, 2006)
  • Mali – Bamako-Sénou Airport and Industrial Park Project Assessment and Development Services Phase II – assisted MWH Americas in reviewing and understanding the findings from Phase I, preparing the institutional arrangements to manage the Industrial Park and further training and capacity building of the Malian authorities (MCC, 2007-2011)
  • Mongolia – Airline Expansion Plan Technical Assistance and Buy side Privatization Advisory Services – Led a detailed study of market potential and route development, business and financial planning, fleet planning, and maintenance and operations procedures; prepared organizational audit; evaluated investment opportunities; defined PPP structures; and, conducted an environmental impact assessment (USTDA, 2008-2011)
  • Nigeria –Aviation Sector Institutional Reforms – Provided technical assistance to the Government to prepare a strategy for the institutional and organizational reform of the air transport sector, focusing on improving safety and security and ensuring the effective development and modernization of the aviation sector (World Bank, 2010-2012)
  • Nigeria – Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Training Program – Provided comprehensive training programs & presentations on airport master planning and terminal planning, air traffic forecasting, airport safety (annex 14) & air side planning and airport operations etc. (Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, 2014-ongoing)
  • Nigeria – Due Diligence Services & Technical/Financial Feasibility Analysis for the Construction of Airport Terminals at Four International Airports – Prepared a dynamic financial model with sensitivity analysis and assisted in framing the final agreements with the financing institutions to facilitate the construction of the passenger terminals at the four major international airports of Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Aviation, 2012)
  • Nigeria – Exploratory Study on Equipment, Infrastructure, and Training Needs of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology – Conducted a study on the equipment, infrastructure, and training needs of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, including proposals on how to implement PPPs, in order to revitalize the College to be able to meet future needs of the aviation industry in Nigeria (World Bank, 2009-2012)
  • Pacific Region – Options for Regional Aviation Supply & Long-Term Sustainability of Regional Aviation Infrastructure – Undertook a study to develop options for improving regional aviation supply and to develop options for countries in the region to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure on a sustainable basis (PAIP)/ World Bank, 2014-2015)
  • Pacific Region – Cooperative Airspace Management in the Pacific Region – Engaged to provide technical assistance aimed at establishing a feasible and viable strategy for transition to CNS/ATM-based airspace management under conditions of amalgamated and unified airspace in the Pacific region (Asian Development Bank, 2001-2002)
  • Peru – Determination of Charges of Access for Utilization of Port and Airport Infrastructure – Developed conceptual and methodological frameworks for determination of access charges to port and airport infrastructure services (Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión en Infraestructura de Transporte de Uso Público (OSITRAN), 2007)
  • Peru – Regulatory Issues in Transport Sector – Development of Multi Sector Regulator in Peru – OSITRAN– Provided technical assistance in the development of regulation for ports, roads, airports, and railway infrastructure with the goals to strengthen the regulatory capacity with regard to tariff setting and review and to minimize the information asymmetry so that economic and financial performance of transport concessions could be better monitored (World Bank, 2001-2002)
  • Puerto Rico – Technical Advisory Services for the Privatization of the Luis Munoz International Airport – Conducted an institutional diagnostic assessment and identified new modernization improvements with outsourcing potential under a Built-Operate-Transfer scheme (Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services, 2011-2012)
  • Qatar – Qatari Tourism Sector Strategy Project – Assisted with the development of a summary of Qatar’s tourism challenges, as well as articulated and assessed strategic positioning options for Qatar ( Qatar Tourism Authority, 2012)
  • Sierra Leone – Options Study for Private Sector participation in Sierra Leone Airport and Airport Transfer Study – evaluated various private sector participation options for the Sierra Leone Airports Authority’s core and non-core operations and undertook a situational analysis of the factors constraining access between the airport and Freetown, including water and air transport infrastructure, government policy, legal and regulatory framework, fiscal, economic, and commercial factors (World Bank, 2009)
  • Solomon Islands – Diagnostic Assessment of Inter-Island Transport – reviewed the status of interisland (air and sea) transport services to determine constraints to their development, and developed strategies for improving efficiency and effectiveness. For the air transport sector, recommended a reform program for Solomon Airlines to prepare the airline for sale and recommended a privatization transaction structure (ADB, 2005-2007)
  • Southern Africa – Southern Africa Civil Aviation Sector Study – Provided advisory services which consisted of researching and analyzing the current situation of the airports and airlines in the region and making recommendations on how to increase private sector participation in the sector (World Bank, 1998-1999)
  • South Africa – Transaction Advisors Capital Restructuring of Airports Company of South Africa – Served as transaction advisors to the Department of Transport of South Africa to maximize the value of the Airports Company of South Africa by restructuring its capital (Department of Transport and Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), 2005-2006)
  • Suriname – Air Transport Support Program –Supported the improvement of the air transport sector in Suriname by providing a framework for the short, medium, and long term development of key air transport infrastructure in the country and the rationalization of the institutional organization of the sector (Civil Aviation Department of Suriname, 2010-2012)
  • Tanzania – Designing and Formulating the Costing System for the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority – Developed and installed a computerized costing system for the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, which would provide adequate cost information to the Authority for decision-making purposes (Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority/ the World Bank, 2009)
  • Togo – Design of the National Development Strategy for Transportation in Togo – Responsible for conducting the strategic study for the aviation sector for the National Strategy for the Development of Transportation (Government of Togo, 2013)
  • United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Integration Strategy – Under contract with Booz & Co., provided advisory services through the development of a strategy designed to drive the initial integration of the agencies and department of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (Booz & Co. and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, 2012).
  • Vanuatu – Technical Advice to Vanuatu Airport Parliamentary Committee – Provided legal, financial, and technical advice to a recently established Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on an existing concession agreement to build and operate a new international airport of Efate Island, and assisted the Committee in negotiations with the Singaporean concessionaire (Ministry of Finance & Economic Management, 2014)
  • West Africa – Study of the Development of Airport Infrastructure in West Africa – Conducted an assessment of and developed a master plan for strengthening and developing the equipment and infrastructure in the ECOWAS member states (ECOWAS, 2015-2016)
  • West and Central Africa – Development of Reforms to Liberalize the Regulatory Framework Governing Civil Aviation in West and Central Africa – Served as advisors to the World Bank for the development of a regulatory framework for air transport in 23 countries in West and Central Africa (World Bank, 2002-2003)
  • West and Central Africa -Development of Regulatory Framework for Civil Aviation in West and Central Africa – Analyzed civil aviation, airlines and airports in the region; identified actions to be taken (legal, regulatory and institutional); devised an implementation strategy that would facilitate competition and greater private sector participation within the region; and, drafted and presented MOU for the implementation of the ECA Open Skies Decision for Africa (World Bank, 1999).