Formerly known as Airways Aviation News, Aspire Aviation is established in 2008 as a website which provides qualitative insights, analyses and commentaries on some of the most popular and pressing issues in the aviation & aerospace fields.
Since then, Aspire Aviation has quickly built its reputation for providing informative and qualitative analyses and reports. Aspire Aviation is in the premier league and at the forefront of aviation analysis whose work is featured on The Wall Street Journal, the TIME, in addition to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The new name Aspire Aviation is formally adopted in October 2010, as part of a wide-ranging realignment that sees Aspire Aviation being the leader in providing key industry intelligence in the modern digital age.
Aspire Aviation is strategically located in Hong Kong, one of the world’s biggest global aviation hubs in addition to being a global financial centre.
Meanwhile, Aspire Aviation also offers rarely-known aviation news in addition to offering popular ones.
Looking ahead, Aspire Aviation will continue to specialise in the coverage of Asia/Pacific airlines in addition to the detailed analysis of aircraft performances.
The aerospace consultancy business of Aspire Aviation is launched in October 2010, aiming at turning ideas and visions into reality for airline customers or aircraft manufacturers.
In doing so, the profitability of airline customers or aircraft manufacturers will be maximised through identifying the most lucrative future market and suggesting practical ideas and solutions to realise these emerging opportunities. Furthermore, practical suggestions will be made in cost-cutting efforts or streamlining of operations, thereby delivering gains to the bottom lines of our customers which are the keys to maintaining profitability in light of the difficulties and uncertainties facing the highly-competitive airline/aerospace industry.
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Daniel Tsang, an independent aviation analyst, has established Aspire Aviation, which is formerly known as Airways Aviation News in July 2008.
Daniel Tsang started writing articles about aviation a few years ago, and has earnt his name and reputation since then for his insightful coverages and his provocative stances in some times.
Daniel Tsang’s research on Chinese carriers was also published in the March 2011 issue of “Orient Aviation“, which was distributed as bonus copies at the Asian Aerospace 2011 in Hong Kong.
Daniel Tsang was also quoted in an Agence France Presse (AFP) article published in June 2011, which was subsequently redistributed to India’s The Economic Times, Singapore’s The Straits Times and the Business Inquirer.
Daniel Tsang’s article on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s first delivery in October 2011 was cited by a flightglobal report, and reports by King5 News in Seattle, The News Tribune, as well as the 11-17 October 2011 issue of Flight International magazine.
Daniel Tsang was quoted in November 2011 in USA Today‘s two articles on the latest developments in the Asia/Pacific airline industry. His report on Boeing’s proposed 777 upgrade was also quoted in the Puget Sound Business Journal in March 2012, in addition to his report on Pratt & Whitney (P&W) geared turbofan engine being quoted by Deloitte’s March 2012 report titled “2012 Global aerospace and defense industry outlook: A tale of two industries”.
Other quotes include The Seattle Times on November 7, 2012 on the Boeing 787-10 authority to offer (ATO) and December 20, 2012 on Chinese 787 deliveries, as well as HeraldNet on October 23, 2012 on the possibility of Boeing’s 787-10 undermining 777-8X’s business case.
On 25 March 2013, Daniel Tsang joined the “Money for Nothing” RTHK Radio 3 programme on the outlook of the aviation sector. RTHK is Hong Kong’s public and most prestigious English radio broadcaster.
Daniel Tsang is also the panel moderator for The 3rd China International Air Routes Summit 2013 in Shenzhen, China in September 2013.
Lately, he has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal on China’s controversial newly-created air defence identification zone (ADIZ) and The South China Morning Post on the establishment of Tigerair Taiwan.
Follow Daniel Tsang at @aspireaviation on Twitter.
Consultant & Editor
Having accumulated several decades worth of experience working for a major Asian airline and a major Asian airport, David Leo writes freelance on aviation, offering insights from a different perspective.
David Leo has joined Aspire Aviation in March 2010, bringing his invaluable experience to this site. David Leo will focus on various aspects of airlines’ performance in addition to news about airlines and airports around the globe.
Senior Business Analyst
Vinay Bhaskara is an aviation analyst based in Chicago, United States. He is the head of Aspire Equity Research (AER), and also covers airlines of the Americas, Bombardier, Embraer, ATR, and other secondary manufacturers.
In 2011, Vinay’s analysis of the New York – Washington Shuttle vs. Acela Express was published in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
In 2012, his analysis of Air India Express was published in Orient Aviation India.
In August 2013, Vinay was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the potential rise in air fares due to the US Airways – American merger. He was also quoted in an article on landing fees at Hong Kong Airport by the South China Morning Post.
In September 2013, his work on the US Airways – American merger was cited by the Capital Forum, and was also featured on industry websites such as that of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
In October 2013, he was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing potential settlement offers for US Airways and American for the DOJ lawsuit against the merger. His special report analyzing the Airbus A350 backlog
In December 2013, his interview with Hawaiian Air CEO Mark Dunkerley was cited by United Airlines in a filing with the United States Department of Transportation.
In January 2014, he was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the purchase of slots at Washington Reagan Airport by Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
Follow Vinay Bhaskara at @TheABVinay on Twitter.