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Who we are, what we do

Contacts / Qualifications / Global Experience / Clients / Office Location

Safety of Life Inflight Commercial aviation's obligation to the traveling/shipping public, its employees and investors

Airline Marketing -- The Economics of Unbundling and Ancillary Fees  The Whys and Wherefores of Those Hated and Multiplying Fees

Fuel Hedging as an Element of Airline Risk Management Policy  Policy White Paper for "An International Airline"

The Need for an Integrated Transportation, Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy  Issues Commentary in National Journal Online

Should The Government Intervene More In The Airline Business?  Issues Commentary in National Journal Online

Air Travel And Private Aviation Are Not The Enemy  Opinion-Editorial in Aviation Daily and Private Jets Magazine

Uncertain Times for an Uneasy Industry  Presentation to the Air & Space Law Forum, American Bar Association

Harvesting Consumer Surpluses, Systemwide  Air Canada and its Customers "Win-Win"

Managing  To Hedge, or Not to Hedge?  Volatility  Capacity Forward Curves  Utilization  Fleet Risk  New Technology

The Case for Airline Industry Consolidation As we foretold at the 32nd Annual FAA Forecast Conference.

ATH Group's 'Attila' to the rescue!  Faced with cost pressures, product quality and A+0 "on-time" concerns
at the world's busiest airport, while restructuring, what did Delta do?

Very Light Jets: How does the future look VLJ market prospects foretold; an IAGblog podcast, 9/24/2007

"Our customers tell us" they want... more delays? ...and other lies.  The part of the small jet bargain airlines don't disclose, 9/3/2007

An airline landscape more receptive to mergers  Our topical Op-Ed in McGraw-Hill's Aviation Daily, 12/22/2006
Wrong conclusion then, wrong conclusion now...  Truly, "Left behind by intelligent design" 2005-2014

 Passenger Transport Aircraft - 1913 to present: Database including Entry Into Service Dates
The most extensive compilation of passenger transport aircraft data, ever, courtesy of Richard Klabzuba.

**Breaking Airline Industry News**  /  Search  /  Recent Activities and  Notable Older but Presicent Quotes

Seems there was some smoke, if not fire: Is Political Influence Placing Darwin "On Hold"?

 It's the Business Model, Stupid! / Feeding at the 'Homeland, Inc.' Trough

GDS Fee Reform, Circa 1996- The controversial proposal that kicked off commission cuts and GDS fee avoidance

Productivity Lost and the Emerging "Airline Echelon"  /  Force Majeure or Pre-Existing Condition?

What a Fine Mess We're In  /  The New Deal: "Con Air" -- Will Anyone Want to Fly?  /  The Savaging of the Boutiques

Small Jets: The Sky's the Limit / Scheduled Congestion or "ATC Delay"?Small Jets  / "Alter Ego" Airlines  /  "Conflict Alert"

Aligning the Interests of Employees, Managers, Owners and Shareholders

LatinPass - the original, multi-carrier alliance and Frequent Traveler Program
The Aviary ("el Aviario")  - the original virtual airline merger model

Predator (TM) Electronic Distribution Controls
Keeping Travel Affordable

Aerodevelopments

  Transportation Research Board Affiliate, Wings Club Member 
 

Corporate Name and Address:

R.W. Mann & Company, Inc.
 Airline Industry Analysis and Consulting
 85 Murray Avenue
 Port Washington, NY 11050
 

Bob in the office, Port Washington, NY

    Bob, on a recent assignment, in the field
 

Business Description:

R.W. Mann & Company provides breakthrough analysis and consulting services to airline management,
principal investors and employee groups, as well as to counsel (expert testimony) and industry-related firms.

Our prime areas of expertise include:

We are frequently called upon by business publications and news media for 'business insider' commentary on
breaking airline industry issues, and are qualified to offer expert testimony and as an airline subject matter expert
(SME) in each of the above areas.

R.W. Mann & Company trades on the experience gained from more than twenty years of Officer-level,
direct management experience at some of the industry's most prominent airlines and consulting engagement
experience at the request of the industry's top managers.  We have performed engagements on five continents.

We offer clients individual attention and an efficient, non-conflicted engagement. We display the cultural and
organizational sensitivity gained from working hands-on with a wide range of U.S. and foreign air carriers,
large and small firms, with Corporate Boards, top managers, staff and front-line employees.

We are dedicated to providing our clients innovative solutions and consulting in the most cost effective manner.
Our staff, clients and vendors are partners in this process. Innovative solutions depend on teamwork to succeed.
We never forget that people working together is the key to service industry success; technology helps, but people
provide the "moments of truth".

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Airline Industry Analysis and Consulting

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Airline Industry Analysis and Consulting

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The Need for an Integrated Transportation, Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy  National Journal Online Commentary

Should The Government Intervene More In The Airline Business?  National Journal Online Commentary

Air Travel And Private Aviation Are Not The Enemy  Opinion-Editorial in Aviation Daily and Private Jets Magazine

Uncertain Times for an Uneasy Industry  Presentation to the Air & Space Law Forum, American Bar Association

Managing  To Hedge, or Not to Hedge?  Volatility  Capacity Forward Curves  Utilization  Fleet Risk  New Technology

The Case for Airline Industry ConsolidationAs we foretold at the 32nd Annual FAA Forecast Conference.

Very Light Jets: How does the future lookVLJ market prospects foretold before the fall; an IAGblog podcast, 9/24/2007

"Our customers tell us" they want... more delays?The part of the small jet bargain airlines don't disclose, 9/3/2007
 
 
 

Intellectual Property evaluation, development and marketing 

ATH Group - Attila®

Attila (TM) logo

An automated inflight arrivals sequencing tool that reduces enroute time/fuel burn/CO2 emissions,
reduces variance in arrival times, improves on-time performance, reduces the need for "just in case"
assets (gates, GSE, support), extends to the schedule planning domain by reducing future schedule
block times and costs, and reduces future CAPEX.

Now in service at Delta Air Lines' Atlanta hub operation, saving on the order of 1000 minutes daily.

Current Attila Scoreboard  -  how much "green" has Delta saved to date

Attila (TM) sequencing tool

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Intellectual Property evaluation, development and marketing

Tenon & Groove - innovative revenue and service enhancement tools

Tenon & Groove LLC
 

A suite of innovative services that harvest and capture surpluses, and improve service quality and results,
by responding to passengers' concerns and needs, that fit neatly with airlines' business requirements.

December 2008 Systemwide launch of "Flexibility Reward Option" by Air Canada

How does an additional 1.5-2.0% top-line revenue -- with no associated cost or IT requirement -- sound?

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Recent advisory engagements
 

Consensual Restructuring of AMR Costs:
Pay Rates, Work Rules, Incentives and
Business Processes for American Airlines Pilots
Represented by Allied Pilots Association
 


 

R.W. Mann & Company, Inc. worked with a team of professionals to
review AMR Corporation's financial position and advise APA negotiators
and the APA Board on necessary changes to pay rates, work rules,
incentives and business processes designed to consensually restructure AMR
outside bankruptcy.  We worked with APA and AMR over a period of six
months to accomplish this effort, which has been widely regarded as both
financially and strategically successful, as well as a model for constructive
labor-management interaction.
 
 
 

Forensic Analysis of Business Plans
and Risk Management Practices

For the Hawaiian Airlines Trustee,
R.W. Mann & Company assisted
in an airline expert capacity, by
producing a forensic analysis of HAL
business plans and risk management
practices, prior to bankruptcy, as well as
advising on a executive-level employment
and competitive response-related matter.
 
 
 

Restructuring Efficacy Analysis and Opinion Letter
 


R.W. Mann & Company, Inc. prepared an opinion letter, following analysis of the
efficacy of the proposed consensual restructuring of compensation and work rules,
offset by improved job protection,  for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
at Continental Airlines.
 
 
 
 
 

Market and Feasibility Studies
for Airframe Manufacturers
 

For Embraer, R.W. Mann & Company assisted
the manufacturer by interpreting industry trends
in market development, network/work group/fleet
assignment, and by forecasting trends in labor settlements
that impacted prospective growth rates of regional
and mainline fleets over a capacity range 70 to 110 seats.

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For Boeing, R.W. Mann & Company assisted the
manufacturer by interpreting industry trends and
contractual settlements associated with breakthrough
changes in airframe design and labor productivity,
and by developing productivity-based unit costs for
new generation passenger aircraft technology.
 
 

Electronic Distribution and Revenue Integrity
      for the new South African Airways

Reservations, GDS Strategy, Airport Systems, Revenue Integrity
and Related IT and Distribution Business Process Changes
 
 

Financial Analysis and Opinion Letter
 
 


 

R.W. Mann & Company, Inc. prepared a financial analysis and opinion letter
in respect of Northwest Airlines' financial condition, liquidity and related options
and ability to redeem  Preferred Stock issued to employees, in recognition of their
willingness in 1993 to consensually restructure Northwest's labor contracts and costs.
 
 

Market- and Productivity-based Rates of Pay

Pilot pay rates for new aircraft categories and capabilities,
based on market rates, improved aircraft productivity
and improved cash flows.


 
 

Scheduling-Induced Congestion or ATC Delay?
 
Flight      Destination                                        Status 
1972  New York/LaGuardia Delayed
    98  Boston/Logan Intl. Delayed
1664  Providence/T.F. Green Delayed
    48  Paris/Charles DeGaulle, FR Delayed
    54  Sao Paulo/Guarhulos, BR Delayed

 

        "Aligning the Interests of Employees, Managers, Owners and Shareholders"


 
 

        "Alter Ego" Airlines


 
 
 


        Industry Images  Some food for thought, whether you are an airline manager or air travel consumer.


        Datsun 2000 Roadster  No airline industry content here, but yes, the 2-litre car is running strong, powered through "Y2K"....into the new millenium.