CAPA expands Indian services

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation
has announced a major expansion of its activities in the
Indian market with the launch of three new initiatives and services
to support the world’s fastest growing aviation industry.Executive
Chairman, Peter Harbison, stated that "since launching in India
in 2003, we have witnessed a revolution in the industry, as
and strong economic fundamentals have combined to create arguably
the most dynamic aviation market in the world today. As this market
develops there is a strong need for an increasingly sophisticated
and diverse range of services which the Centre is proud to provide,
with the launch of three vital new divisions.”
CAPA Capital will assist start-up as well as established aviation-related
ventures with raising debt or equity funding, through the Centre’s
established and extensive network of both local and international
investors. The growth of India’s aviation sector is generating a
range of new business opportunities, not only in airlines and airports,
but also in allied activity such as maintenance, training, catering,
ground handling, retail, business aviation, freight and logistics
and technology. “Welcome new decisions by government to increase
foreign ownership in several of these activities opens up a host
of new opportunities. But new ideas and ventures require financial
backing. We will connect entrepreneurs with banks, private equity
and high net worth individuals that can help launch and drive the
growth of their business,” stated Mr Harbison.
CAPA Market Solutions will assist global companies to establish
and implement their India market entry strategy. Mr Harbison stated,
“aviation businesses and investors from around the world are
looking at India for the first time, attracted by the huge

However, India remains a dynamic and complex market, with unique
local business conditions, all in a state of rapid change. It can
be a daunting and difficult environment to navigate. The Centre’s
unrivalled knowledge of the market place and its excellent relationships
across the public and private sectors allow it to support international
businesses to establish in India and provide them with a distinct
competitive advantage. CAPA Market Solutions will be tailored to
meet the corporate objectives of each client, with market intelligence,
introductions, opportunity referrals, public and government affairs
and media relations activities.
Centre of Excellence is committed to bringing international
master classes to India. These will provide an exclusive forum for
the region’s senior management executives to interact with leading
global experts in critical strategic, operational and regulatory
issues affecting airlines and airports. “The key to the successful
and sustainable growth of India’s aviation sector is the depth
and quality of the industry’s leading executives. Qualified
and experienced management is critical,” said Mr. Harbison.
new initiatives are a logical extension of our established position
in Indian aviation analysis, market intelligence, data services
and strategic summits. Together with CAPA Consulting, which offers
the highest level of advisory services, The Centre looks forward
to continuing to play a positive role in the development of
vibrant aviation sector,” he concluded.