Kevin Michaels

Kevin Michaels

Contributing columnist Kevin Michaels is Global Managing Director -- Aviation Consulting and Services for ICF International. He is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Articles
Opinion: Is The Party Of Cheap Capital About To End?  2
A higher cost of capital combined with sustained low fuel prices would make for a very interesting ride in the years ahead.
Opinion: McNerney’s Reputation Will Only Grow 6
Like former U.S. President Harry Truman, he made bold and consequential decisions that damaged his popularity but positioned his organization for long-term success.
Opinion: How Changes In Global Capitalism Shape Business Aircraft Demand 
Light and medium business jet sales are not profiting from the surge in profits in the corporate realm, but large business jets are. Here are some reasons why.
Opinion: How Improving U.S. Competitiveness Is Shaping MRO Investment Decisions 
Recent analysis indicates North America led other regions for major MRO investments in 2012-13, and the momentum appears to be accelerating.
Opinion: Bold Moves Reposition The Once-Staid Alcoa
The last nine months were earth-shattering for Alcoa.
Opinion: How Bombardier Can Bounce Back 12
Bombardier’s cancellation of the Lear 85 is symptomatic of two much larger issues that the company must confront in the near future.
Opinion: ICF Sees A380neo Launch Likely In 2015  20
Canceling the A380 program after just a decade of production would be a political catastrophe not only for Airbus, but also for Europe.
Opinion: Rolls-Royce Should Revisit Its Corporate Strategy  1
Until recently, the future appeared bright for aeroengine titan Rolls-Royce.
Opinion: Government, University Commitments Keys To Aerospace Engineering  2
Last month, Michigan celebrated the centennial of aeronautical engineering in the U.S.
Opinion: Surplus Parts Provide New Savings Avenue For Airlines 
The surplus parts market comes of age
Airlines Forced To Revisit Their Freight Strategies 
How an industry went from growth leader to laggard
Opinion: Comac Tie-Up With Bombardier A Win-Win 1
Customer support will be crucial to the C919’s success
Opinion: China's Bumpy Road To Growth
Why China’s business aviation market is bound to disappoint
Aeroengines’ New Golden Age
How four aeroengine companies are pacing industry innovation
New Horizons For Aerospace Suppliers
Why OEMs are flocking to the U.S., Mexico and Singapore
 

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