Airport Sponsors face their own set of challenges when seeking to provide businessÂ opportunities to ASPs. Unlike non-airport property owners and developers, Airport Sponsors are subject to federal, and in some instances, state law and regulatory restrictions, such as FAA , Grant Assurances and DOT policies on rates and charges
Mr Adrian Hamilton Manns was a keynote speaker at last years Africa Rail conference and exhibition.Â This presentation is not Africa specific; it addresses the common issues encountered at many airlines.
Aviation demand is driven by higher than average GDP growth in many African countries, fuelled by global commodity demand. This translates into travel requirements to, and through, Africa
Funding sources are available, generally via Private Equity, but the demands of PE investment are hard to meet – especially if Government is the airline's majority owner.
Alternative options for funding are available and need not take the form of hard cash: loans, equity injections, mezzanine debt etc.
We hope this content gives you good insight into Aviation requiring significant capital investment; sources of capital are available but are reliant on business performance and we hope to see you at Africa Rail in June 2013.