Due Diligence on Aerospace in 10 Days

Navigating a new market landscape.


In today’s market, airplanes get decommissioned faster: airplanes that used to be in service for 35 years are now, on average, decommissioned and returned after 12 years. Because of this shift, investors needed to perform due diligence on their potential return before investing in an airline fleet. They also wanted an overall valuation of the brand legacy of this fleet. The investors had a tight deadline of 10 days to make a decision.

The GLG Solution

GLG assembled a team of seasoned executives, including a former director of integrated strategy at Boeing, a former president and CEO at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, and a former CEO at AerCap Engine Leasing. We offered a combination of research methodologies to understand the airline industry from many perspectives.

Over the course of a week, the team facilitated 12 in-depth calls with executives across core and adjacent markets. GLG also conducted a survey to gain custom insights about markets and consumers. This included measuring consumer sentiment and an industry analysis to validate the client’s investment hypotheses. An executive partner at a consumer insights consultancy was commissioned to extract the insights gained from the survey results.


GLG Consultations and Surveys helped our client better understand the unique regulatory, business, and competitive challenges in the aerospace industry. Along with reckoning an industry valuation, these insights helped our client confidently make an investment decision.

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GLG’s client received timely quantitative and qualitative insights they needed to evaluate an investment opportunity, giving them the clarity to make the best decision before their deadline.

Why GLG?

Project Breadth:

12 calls with executives across core and adjacent markets.

Survey with 50 respondents, from former executives of airline competitors to research analysts, to gain proprietary insights about markets and consumers.

One-on-one consultation with an executive partner at a consumer insights consultancy.

Duration of Project:

Investors had a tight deadline of 10 days to conduct their due diligence.

Let us start helping you today.

As the world’s knowledge marketplace, GLG connects clients to the subject-matter experts who can provide real-world insights to make informed decisions. Our team of professionals work with you to create a tailored approach that identifies, assesses, and answers your questions on your timeline. We bring the power of insight to every great professional decision.

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