Our Consulting Services
AIRPORT FACILITY, PERSONNEL TRAINING, & SUPPORT SERVICES DEVELOPMENT
McNeal & Associates has successfully conducted a variety domestic and international Airport Facility & Services Planning ventures.
Domestic Aerodrome Development ventures include, but are not limited to the Toronto Pearson International Airport Runway Evaluation, the Vancouver International Airport Master Plan, the Rankin Inlet Airport 'Forward Operating Location' for the Canadian Dept. of National Defence, the CFB Summerside Armed Forces/Civilian Transition Development for the Canadian Dept. of National Defence, and etc.
International Aerodrome Development ventures include, but are not limited to the those at the US Naval Base at Subic Bay / Cubi Point Redevelopment in the Philippines, the U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport for the Economic Development Dept. of Thailand, and etc.
Personnel & Safety Training often involves developing a Training Department with suitable qualified instructors to train to international and local regulatory compliance standards. This will include Mechanics, Air Crew, and Cabin Crew. Training will also be provided for Sales Agents, Customer Service Representative, Accounting Personnel, as well as General Administrative staff. Assistance is also provided in obtaining and training of qualified Aircraft Maintenance Personnel including licensed (Lead Mechanic) Engineers and Temporary Maintenance Instructors for specific Airframe Structural, Power Plant, and Avionics training instruction. Further assistance is also conducted in identifying and assessing training techniques and trends to improve overall training effectiveness and assurance that all training reflects the highest awareness of “Safety First”.
Major Services Offered:
- Aerodrome Master Planning
- Aerodrome Land-Use Planning
- Airspace Planning
- Aerodrome Facility Planning
- Aerodrome Marketing
- Air Traffic Forecasting
- Aerodrome Operations Analysis
- Navigation & Communications Analysis
- Aircraft Performance Analysis
- Cost / Benefit Studies
- Personnel Training:
Qualified Instructors of Int'l & Domestic Regulatory Compliance, Mechanics, Air Crew, Cabin Crew, Sales Agents, Customer Service Representatives, Accounting Personnel, and General Administrative Staff. Training is also provided in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel: Lead Mechanics, Licensed Engineers, and (Temporary) Maintenance Instructors for Airframe Structural, Power Plant, and Avionics, Training Techniques & Trends Identification and Assessment, and Safety First Culture.
AVIATION MANAGEMENT, TRANSPORTATION, & SAFETY SERVICES
McNeal & Associates has successfully conducted Air Transportation Services & Legal Services for a variety domestic and international clients.
Domestic Air Transportation ventures include, but are not limited to the Asia Pacific Gateway & Corridor Initiative for the Government of Canada, the Restructuring of Piper Aircraft, and etc.
International Air Transportation ventures include, but are not limited to the MHS Aviation Civilian & Military Coast Watch, and etc.
Plan of Action Recommendations for New Start-Up Airlines involves our expert team working closely with an airline’s executive team for a number of weeks to fully understand the airline and its goals and to assess the airline’s strengths and weaknesses to establish or improve the viability of a new start-up or existing airline in order to face the many challenges within their very competitive market. McNeal & Associates also implements the Plan of Action overseeing the various tasks that are part of the overall Business Plan and to assure that the airline’s day-to-day activities meet all the regulatory and commercial requirements for a successful airline. McNeal & Associates will remain fully committed to its airline client over the course of the assignment.
An Aviation Management Services Agreement is developed between McNeal & Associates and the airline client that provides details of the various work tasks to be conducted, the personnel to be assigned to the work tasks and the expected time for each work task. Personnel costs are estimated, as well as any related materials, supplies and related expenses. Typically, these costs vary between $80,000-$100,000 USD per month depending on the scope of services provided, the fleet size and complexity of operations, the number of consultants working on the work tasks and the level of expertise needed for each work task. McNeal & Associates provides a monthly invoice, including time and costs expended and an estimate of the costs to be incurred in the ensuing month. A one-month deposit in advance is paid to McNeal & Associates on the signing of the Agreement.
Flight Operations Services consist of advisement in aircraft selection that best meets operational requirements, as well as for revenue generation and cost control. Assistance is also given in recruiting suitable (expatriate) candidates for temporary (12-month) Air Crew positions that are qualified and current on aircraft. This includes Check Pilots who are also instructors to train and check local/national pilots. Services are also provided in negotiating (expatriate) Air Crew monthly salaries and associated air crew expenses (McNeal & Associates can undertake payments on behalf if desired). Furthermore, we facilitate the arrangement of suitable flight simulator training for flight crew including CRM and LOFT training where regulatory authorities will concur with the flight training program. McNeal & Associates will also conduct the arrangement for qualified Cabin Crew instructors with appropriate experience and Cabin Crew training.
Safety Services consist of developing a Safety Management System (SMS) program that incorporates the highest safety standards for managing and operating the airline and conducting Safety Audits to ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being followed and that records are in compliance with regulatory requirements. An Emergency Occurrence Manual is also developed that specifies the procedures and responsibilities in the event of a safety related occurrence. Fostering a “Safety First” culture within the airline is always a priority.
Major Services Offered:
- Plan-of-Action & Marketing:
Overall Business Plan, Airline/Airport Day-to-Day Activities, Regulatory Adherence, Full & Extended Commitment, and etc.
- Passenger (RPK) & Cargo (FTK) Demand Analysis:
O&D Analysis, Seasonal Variations, Cargo Demand, Group Tour Potential, Traffic Forecasts, and etc.
- Cost of Capital (WACC) & Return on Capital Feasibility Studies
- EBIT & Airline Net Post -Tax Profit Margin Analysis
- Route & Jet Fuel Consumption Analysis:
Expected Traffic (RPK & FTK) Volumes, Connecting Traffic, Suitable Aircraft & Operating Costs, Expected Revenue Yields, Cash-Flow Requirements, and etc.
- Safety Management System Development
- Regulatory Compliance Assurance:
Domestic & International Certificates, Licenses, Documents in Full Compliance, and etc.
- Aviation Management Services Agreement
- Aircraft & Equipment Appraisals & Selection
- Aircraft Technical Support Requirements
- Flight Operations Services:
Recruitment of Suitable Candidates for Temporary (12-month) Air Crew, Negotiation of Air Crew, Associated Air Crew Salaries, Flight Simulator Training (RM, LOFT), and Cabin Crew Recruitment & Training.
MRO & Manufacturing Services
McNeal & Associates has successfully conducted Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul (MRO) and Manufacturing Services for a variety domestic and international clients.
Domestic MRO & Manufacturing ventures include, but are not limited to the Total Avionics & Components Lifecycle Support, Mergers & Acquisitions for 3rd Party Supply, Repair, and Distribution, Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) 24/7 Development, Field Aviation MRO Operations, and etc.
International MRO & Manufacturing ventures include, but are not limited to the Asia Pacific Commercial & Defense MRO Market Assessent & Forecast, Mergers & Acquisitions for International 3rd Party Supply, Repair, and Distribution, the National Aerospace & Defense Industries / Airod Sdn. Bhd. MRO Operations Development, and etc.
Our Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul Services are extensive - an expertise built upon more than 30 years of experience. At McNeal & Associates we develop an appropriate maintenance program for each aircraft acquired based on MSG3/manufacturer’s advice and other operator’s experience.
Aircraft Maintenance Documentation & Certification are ensured through our services. All maintenance manuals, including illustrated parts catalogues will be current and in compliance with the OEMs, as well as regulatory authorities and we will develop a document list, as required by the regulatory authority that includes aircraft MMEL / MELs, list of avionics on the aircraft, aircraft registration, and maintenance records. The arrangement for any LOPA seat configuration changes, including STC Approval / Certification will also facilitated. And we conduct the generation of a suggested spares list, with the assistance of the aircraft manufacturers in relation to the Master MEL document, and experience of other operators.
Partnerships with 3rd Party Maintenance Firms will be facilitated by our expert team if required. Our services also involve the development of a list of suitable to conduct heavy airframe, engine, and component inspections, and overhaul and repair needs. This includes inspections of hangar and other facilities, as well as determining 3rd Party Maintenance contracts and the scheduling of plans to subcontract to 3rd Party Maintenance Firms for heavy maintenance checks, engine overhaul and component overhaul and repairs. We arrange for any modifications to the aircraft required, such as exterior paint and logos, interior seats and cabin partitions, onboard flight entertainment system, and galley changes.
Any Modifications will be advise upon, such as Flight Data Monitoring/Management equipment and services and certification approvals. Development of supporting feasibility studies and value analysis for any modifications will be conducted, along with assistance in locating aircraft support tools needed for line maintenance checks and selecting appropriate maintenance and tracking software systems and the implementation thereof.
Negotiations on Behalf of the Aircraft Owners/Leasers for Any Surplus Spares Inventory available, such as additional components, consumables, galley carts, seats, life vests and rafts, and etc will be conducted by McNeal & Associates Consultants Ltd. We will obtain sufficient spares to ensure minimum Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) situations and a high dispatch on time record, as well as ensure the allocation of spares to reduce AOG situations. Assistance will be provided in selecting and negotiating for aircraft maintenance support firms at line stations on the route network for line maintenance and AOG requirements.
Locating Aircraft-Related Ground Support Equipment (GSE), such as ground power carts, lavatory carts, baggage carts, aircraft stands and ladders, etc. and arranging for ground handling requirements, such as ground handling staff for the aircraft, including training if required at each station will be conducted by our services. Arrangements for aircraft fuel availability at international stations will also be facilitated.
Major Services Offered:
- Aircraft & Overhaul Maintenance Analysis
- Aircraft Component Manufacturing Analysis
- Aircraft Parts & Accessories Analysis
- Maintenance Program / Aircraft Based upon MSG3 / Manufacturer's Advise & Other Operators' Experience
- Maintenance Manuals, Aircraft Maintenance Documentation, & Illustrated Parts Catalogues are Current and in Compliance with OEMs and Regulatory Authorities.
- Document Lists as required by the Regulatory Authority:
Aircraft MMEL / MELs, Avionics on the Aircraft, Aircraft Registration, Maintenance Records, and etc.
- Any LOPA Seat Configuration Changes:
Including STC Approval / Certification.
- Source of Suitable 3rd Party Maintenance Firms to Conduct Inspections, and Overhaul & Repair:
HeavyAirframe, Engine, Component., Hangar and Other Facilities
- Determining 3rd Party Maintenance Contracts.
- Schedule Plans to Subcontract to 3rd Party Maintenance Firms:
Heavy Maintenance Checks, Engine R&O, Component R&O, and etc.
- Any Modifications to Aircraft:
Exterior Paint & Logos, Interior Seats and Cabin Partitions, Onboard Flight Entertainment System, Galley Changes.
- Certification Approvals for Any Modifications
- Supporting Feasibility Studies & Value Analysis for Any Modifications
- Locating Aircraft Support Tools for Line Maintenance Checks
- Selection of Appropriate Maintenance & Tracking Software System and Implementation
- Negotiation on Behalf of Aircraft Owners/Leasers for Any Surplus Spares Inventory Available:
AdditionalComponents, Consumables, Galley Carts, Seats, Life Vests & Rafts, and Etc.
- Obtain sufficient spares to ensure minimum Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) Situations and a High Dispatch On-Time Record:
Allocation of Spares to Reduce AOG Situations.
- Selecting & Negotiating for Aircraft Maintenance Support Firms at Line Stations on the Route Network for Line Maintenance and AOG Requirements.
- Locating Aircraft-Related Ground Support Equipment (GSE):
Ground Power Carts, Lavatory Carts, Baggage Carts, Aircraft Stands & Ladders, and Etc.
- Ground Handling Requirements including Ground Handling Staff for the Aircraft
- Training Provided if Required at Each Station.
- Aircraft Fuel Availability Arrangements at International Stations
- Suggested Spares List, with the Assistance of the Aircraft Manufacturers in relation to the Master MEL Document, and Experience of Other Operators.
- Aerospace Products & Services Feasibility Analysis
- Strategic Alliance Analysis
- Aerospace Training Requirements
Commercial Aviation Business Development
McNeal & Associates has successfully conducted Commercial Aviation Business Development Services for a variety domestic and international clients.
Domestic Commercial Aviation Business Development ventures include, but are not limited to the Flight Data Management (FDM) Market Assessment & Forecast, SATCOM Defense Market Analysis & Forecast, RDR-1400/1500 Airborne Radar Retrofit, Total Avionics & Components Lifecycle Support, Mergers & Acquisitions for 3rd Party Supply, Repair, and Distribution, Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) 24/7 Development, OEM Licensing Development, Field Aviation MRO Operations, and etc.
International Commercial Aviation Business Development ventures include, but are not limited to the Asia Pacific Commercial & Defense MRO Market Assessment & Forecast, Mergers & Acquisitions for International 3rd Party Supply, Repair, and Distribution, the National Aerospace & Defense Industries / Airod Sdn. Bhd. MRO Operations Development, and etc.
Our Sales & Marketing Services provides assistance in identifying key marketing opportunities for passenger and cargo services. We also facilitate the development of web-based marketing and sales including software for online reservations and booking with credit card payments and Point-of-Sales (POS) information. Identification and development of General Sales Agent (GSA) representation network with sales and marketing procedures, sales quotas and commissions is also conducted. The establishment of a reservation system linked to telephone and web-based systems including identification of toll-free telephone numbers can be developed while linking the reservation system to a yield management system to maximize revenues. Furthermore, we provide assistance in recruiting and training Customer Service personnel for airport terminal check-in procedures and/or developing 3rd Customer Service agreements for online stations.
Finance Services involves assistance in airlines establishing their financial departments. This includes revenue accounting and yield management, cost control and payable and taxation issues. Services also involve obtaining lines of credit, letter of credit and other financial instruments from banking institutions. We will establish and administer an aircraft maintenance reserve fund for any dry lease aircraft acquired. The reserve fund will meet the needs of the aircraft owner’s conditions in the lease documents. A reserve fund account will be established for each aircraft and will be monitored on behalf of the aircraft owners/leasers. For dry leased aircraft, record and document on a monthly basis for all items required under the lease agreements with the aircraft owners. The reports will be suitable for accounting purposes. Similar documentation can be done for owned and lease-to-purchase aircraft for asset and lease management purposes.
Major Services Offered:
- Extensive and Proven Success in the Avionics & Components Sector
- Primary Clientele are Commercial & Defense Industry Leaders
- SATCOM & Flight Data Management/Monitoring Expertise
- Market Assessments & Forecasts
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Web-Based Marketing & Sales:
Online Reservation Software for Credit Card Payment Booking & Point-of-Sale (POS) Information
- Identification & Development of General Sales Agent (GSA) Representation Network:
Sales & Marketing Procedures, Sales Quotas, Commissions
- Reservation System Linked to Telephone and Web-Based Systems
- Recruiting & Training Customer Service Personnel for Airport Terminal Check-In Procedures and/or Developing 3rd Party Customer Service Agreements for Online Stations
- Lifecycle MRO Solutions Development
- Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) 24/7 Service Expertise
- Global Distribution
- OEM Licensing
- Proprietary Database Subscriptions
- Assistance in Establishing Airline Financial Dept:
Revenue Accounting, Yield Management, Cost Control, Taxation, Obtaining Lines of Credit, Letter of Credit and Other Financial Instruments from Banking Institutions, and Etc.
- Establish & Administer an Aircraft Maintenance Reserve Fund for Any Dry Lease Aircraft Acquired:
Comply with Aircraft Owner’s Conditions in the Lease Documents, Monitored on Behalf of the Aircraft Owners or Leassors, Records & Documentation on a Monthly Basis and Suitable for Accounting Purposes, Documentation can be Done for Owned and Lease-to-Purchase Aircraft for Asset and Lease Management Purposes
Defence Policy & Aerospace Market Intelligence
McNeal & Associates has successfully conducted Defense Policy & Aerospace Business Development Services for a variety domestic and international clients.
Domestic Market Intelligence ventures include, but are not limited to the SATCOM Defense Market Analysis & Forecast, RDR-1400/1500 Airborne Radar Retrofit, and etc.
International Defense Policy & Market Intelligence ventures include, but are not limited to the Asia Pacific Regional Security and its Affects on Aviaiton & Aerospace Market Analysis and Forecast, the Asia Pacific Commercial & Defense MRO Market Assessent & Forecast, the US Naval Base at Subic Bay / Cubi Point in the Philippines Redevelopment, the National Aerospace & Defense Industries / Airod Sdn. Bhd. MRO Operations Development, and etc.
Major Services Offered:
- Primary Clientele are Defense & Commercial Leaders
- Business Development & Strategies for the Defense Market and Provisioning For US Joint Force 2020, AirSea Battle, and NIA/D3 Platforms, Systems, and Ordnance - the Anti-Access Area Denial (A2/AD) Challenge
- US Defense Market Assessments & Forecasts:
Lockheed Martin, Boeing BDS, and L-3 Communications
- Global and Asia Pacific Defense Market Assessments & Forecasts
- Regional Security Assessments & Forecasts for Asia Pacific
- ISR & SATCOM Analysis
- US Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI) Assessment & Forecasting
- US Defense Budgetary & Sequestration Issues Assessment and Forecasting