Antony is a recognised expert in the aviation sector with over 40 years experience in the field. Having managed large fleets of aircraft, Antony has mastered the art of project management as demonstrated through the successful fruition of the many programmes in which he has been involved.
Strengths and Career Achievements
Antony has excelled in leadership roles in his capacity as a Director of several Aviation companies. In his most recent role as Director of Aircraft Management at Jet2.com for over 20 years he oversaw the transformation of the airline from a small All-cargo turbo-prop operator to wide-bodied freighter operations and finally to a Leisure Airline and All-inclusive Tour Operator with a fleet of over 60 mixed capacity aircraft. Previous to that, Antony was responsible for the acquisition and management of aircraft remarketing contracts from Government-owned airlines for Fortis Aviation Group and its subsidiary Phoenix Airways.
Antony built his reputation as an expert in the Aviation sector back in the 1980’s as founder and Managing Director of EAS Cargo Airlines. In this role, he established EAS as a joint-venture cargo airline operating B707 and DC8 Freighters on charter and sub-service operations on trading routes between Europe and Africa/Middle East. He has also been a Consultant to Continental Airlines (now United Airlines) and Yemen Airways for interlining and fleet development strategies respectively.
During his aviation career he has had a wide-ranging experience in launching new airlines, and transforming existing airline operations, pioneering and commercialising a number of aircraft conversion/modification programmes, negotiating major aircraft acquisition, disposal and leasing contracts and all commercial aspects of airline operations. He has longstanding relationships with the major aircraft manufacturers, and principal aircraft maintenance contractors worldwide.
Antony developed his leadership skills during 10 years in the British Army in which time he fulfilled senior operational roles in challenging environments with the Coldstream Guards.
Sector and Service Expertise
Antony’s extensive experience places him in Skarbek’s Aviation Sector, where he specialises in developing markets. Antony can offer unique hands-on expertise in Transformation and Strategic Alignment for start-up and growing airlines.