Aviation Consulting Services

CEOs, CFOs and business aviation reporting executives rely on Gray Stone Advisors business aviation consulting services. We help transform their aviation organizations and bring them to the next level of performance. And, we do this by focusing on all of the business-related aspects of the business aviation industry, understanding your enterprise-wide goals and implementing simplified, scalable and sustainable operating solutions.

Do you aspire to create and lead one of the best business aviation organizations in the industry? Are you achieving best-in-class performance in all functions within your aviation organization? Does your parent company truly understand the value you provide?

How would you answer the following questions?

  • Is my aviation organization truly aligned with our parent company or host organization? In all ways?
  • Are we clearly expressing the value we create? Or just activity?
  • How does our aviation organization rank among its peers? Can I show it?
  • Are we continually improving? How do I know it?
  • Are we providing shareholder value? Can I express it?
  • Are we structured for peak business performance?
  • Are reporting tools in place to predict operational and financial results?
  • Am I doing all I can to attract and retain top industry talent?

Helping Aviation Organizations Achieve Greater Results by Managing Change

Our Advisors at Gray Stone all have hands-on experience and expertise in the financial and operational performance of corporate aviation organizations. And, our broad range of experience--from the boardroom to the flight line--helps corporate flight departments, fractional operators, management companies and fixed base operators achieve their desired results.

At Gray Stone, we offer a range of aviation consulting services, all of which are tailored to your needs. Our most requested areas of involvement include:

  • Alignment – Keep up with external best practices while aligning your aviation organization with internal corporate expectations.
  • Leadership development—Identify your bench strength and put development plans in place to help flight department team members grow, develop and contribute to your business aviation objectives.
  • Operational and financial modeling tools – Partner with the flight department and cross functional teams (e.g., corporate finance) to create models that show where you're heading—not just where you've been.
  • Process management—Identify and map major business processes and measure their effectiveness, ensuring ongoing and sustainable performance improvement.
  • Value-creation metrics—Measure and assess the value provided by the flight department to the parent company, using clearly identified performance targets on a performance dashboard.
  • Fleet planning—Review historical and forward-looking demand and capacity relationships, evaluating alternatives to meet your specific business aviation mission.
  • Performance Benchmarking—Measure and track performance against the organization's internal corporate standards and aviation industry best practices.

How We Work

Business aviation reporting executives and senior aviation leaders retain us for project-based consulting assignments, leadership mentoring (both on-site and remote), as well as longer term interim leadership engagements where a Senior Advisor functions as your interim executive aviation leader.

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Maximize Effectiveness and Efficiency

Gray Stone Advisors uses our experience "in the trenches" to help you identify what to measure and how to set "smart" targets—specific, realistic, measurable, agreed-upon and time-bound goals—so that you maximize your organization's effectiveness and efficiency. We help you develop a reality-based balanced scorecard to measure how you performed in the past, how well you are currently performing and leading indicators of how you can expect to perform in the future.

We do this by helping you:

  • Measure current operational and employee performance levels
  • Identify and understand the drivers of success
    • Environmental
    • Organizational
    • Group or departmental
    • Individual
  • Define desired performance levels and set targets
  • Identify performance gaps and determine root cause
  • Select, design and implement interventions
  • Generate and implement strategies to increase output
  • Monitor organizational behavior and infrastructure
  • Improve the organization's competitive posture
  • Target organizational efficacy in setting goals & objectives
  • Measure "soft" performance objectives including:
    • Employee morale
    • Organizational culture
    • Measure customer satisfaction

Are you ready to achieve "next level" business performance? With Gray Stone Advisors, you have the bandwidth and resources to "climb to the next level" of performance as a world-class business aviation organization.

We invite you to contact us regarding your specific needs in any area of business aviation need.  Drawing upon our years of experience and proven track record, we'll develop, implement and validate sustainable solutions to help you achieve the results you desire.

Make your vision a reality. Call us today!