IBA Group, a specialist aviation consultancy, has revealed plans to establish a representation in Tokyo, Japan. Aiming to widen its reach into the buoyant market of Asia-Pacific, IBA Group will now deliver its primary services, which includes aviation data, appraisals, asset management and advisory, to clients in the region.
Commenting on the move, Phil Seymour, CEO of the IBA Group, said: “Introducing formal and experienced representation in Japan builds on our strategic plan for closer ties with the aviation community across the wider Asia region. In the coming months we will also be announcing representation in China to further strengthen our capability with another local team.”
It was also reported by IBA’s that it work closely with its associates in Japan, which includes Reina Akiyama and John Duley.
“Their significant experience in aviation, software, and their understanding of the complexities of aviation jurisdictions and the market will hone our core service provision and tailored customer programmes” he adds.
Amongst its various services and products it will introduce to the Asia-Pacific market, IBA will offer its aviation data intelligence platform, IBA.iQ. As an online analysis tool, IBA.iQ will give suers access to data on portfolio values, historical data, utilisation of aircraft, fleet data and the impact of macro-economic variables.
“Personal contact is very important right across Asia and in order to be successful, the team at IBA believes we need to have a presence here to better develop our contacts and understanding of the challenges faced by the industry. Our aim is to actively develop relationships in the region” said Seymour.