At Astute Aviation we apply our extensive industry experience to:

 -  Evaluate disruption risk for airlines and insurance companies​

 -  Produce an action plan for the reduction of disruption losses and improvement in ailrine                 operational and financial performance.​

 -  Accurately quantify direct and indirect costs of disruptions to assist airlines with successful             recovery of losses caused by the third parties.

 -  Provide consulting services on disruption related issues to industry regulators and policy makers

​In our work we are looking at authentic costs related to service change to understand and improve the system. 

Conventional airlines are tied up in the inherited hub-and-spoke networks within a capacity constrained airports, highly segmented organisation, and legacy information systems. This historical burden prevents leaders from understanding the full consequences of their strategies on operational performance and decline in service quality.

Astute Aviation was founded to bridge this information gap.  We focus on complex  loss-making disruption events, combine relevant data and experience, and translate them into the language spoken in boardrooms. This creates an opportunity for validation of strategies in real life, and for resolving the system issues before they turn into disruption events of bigger scale.  

Our work is supported by a unique DDP (Deep Delay Scan) method and technique that brings authenticity into decision making and improves connectedness between data, people, and processes.

Our insights

If disruptions have an opposite, it is not punctuality, it is civilized air travel. 

What is recent is easy to correct. 

                   Tao Te Ching. 

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.        

                    Albert Einstein

​In flying I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risk.                           Wilbur Wright

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.                              Deepak Chopra

​​The pessimist sees difficulty in every disruptions. The optimist sees the opportunity for improvement in every disruptions.

​                         Unknown

​Disruptions are like music out of tune. People can listen to it, but not for long

​                          Unknown



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Ourcustomised coursesare based on practical, insightful knowledge about strategic and operational aspects of disruptions from airline and wider industry perspective. They can benefit airlines, airports,  policy makers, regulators, investors, insurance companies, and delay data providers. 

Contact  us to discuss your needs and see how we can help.

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How to Prevent Complex Airline Systems from Drifting Into Failure


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‘Beyond Airline Disruptions is an excellent, thought provoking book. Jasenka Rapajic takes us on a very interesting exploration of the relationship between true operational excellence and financial wellbeing. She asks the right questions, identifies the wrong questions and proposes new solutions. This book is well worth reading by anyone who is interested in how the aviation industry works or in many cases, doesn’t work!’
                             David O’Brien, Director of                                Flight & Ground                                                Operations, Ryanair

‘A welcome book which throws light on a critical area  of airline management which has been totally overlooked in the literature and which is often neglected by managers. How to plan for and minimise the costs of disruptions to schedules and operations is a difficult subject but this is a very readable book.’
                         Rigas Doganis, Air Transport                            Adviser and                                                      former Chairman/CEO of                                 Olympic Airways


Despite airlines' tremendous efforts to streamline their operations to minimise controllable costs and improve flight punctuality, system inefficiencies are continuously on the increase. They inevitably lead to a higher number of operational disruptions, and consequently unforeseen losses. Beyond Airline Disruptions addresses this issue by taking a wider, more strategic perspective. By focusing on prevention rather than operational fire-fighting, and laying out the hidden aspects of operational disruptions, this book reveals the significant unexploited potential for cost savings and improvements in on-time performance. It explains for the first time what operational disruptions really are, describes their costs, tangible and intangible causes, and supports the creation of strategies for decreasing system inefficiencies and minimising the risks of operational disruptions.

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