consultingJustin Goatcher is CEO and Managing Consultant of Zenith Aviation Consulting with over 40 years of aviation industry experience in a wide ranging portfolio of experience. He has held senior positions in aircraft leasing, airlines operations, aircraft maintenance, design and production engineering, airworthiness certification, safety regulation, CAMO, asset management and management consulting. 

Justin was the Founding Director of the AVISA Group of companies including AVISA UK, AVISA Gulf and aeroDAC, was the Head of Asset Management for CDB Aviation leasing based in Dublin and HK and held the COO position at Salamair in Muscat Oman. Justin has a BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, is a Member of the RAeS, an Incorporated Engineer, a member of the BAAC and is a trained Quality and project Management specialist. He has over 9 years’ experience as a Senior Regulator and is a multi type rated aircraft engineer on a wide range of fixed wing aircraft.

Together with our experienced consultant team, he works with clients on a broad range of aircraft finance and leasing, strategic, commercial, legal, regulatory and technical assignments using restructuring, technical and financial due diligence, major safety and regulatory based project skills. We have a broad range of operational and technical expert witnesses covering everything from Aircraft Leasing, Ground Operations, Airworthiness and Maintenance through to Flight Operations and new aircraft transactions1738626 s

Examples of our work include:

  • Providing professional services to the Aerospace Market, in particular the leasing, operational and engineering sectors 
  • Aircraft fleet management including finance and lease restructuring, asset management and new aircraft purchase agreements
  • Airline start-up support in the operational, engineering and business planning sectors from clean sheet through to AOC grant and start of commercial operations
  • Expert Witness services in the Aerospace and Aviation sectors 
  • Regulatory approvals support for both civil and military MRO businesses at both initial and ongoing phases including EASA/UK CAA/FAA/BURMUDA/CAYMAN AND GCAA. 
  • Business re-engineering and restructuring in all areas of airline, manufacturing, military support and airworthiness/design services
  • Due diligence and organizational reviews for investors, purchasers and targeted mergers
  • Engine management services including shop visit management, on wing management, rotable and LLP parts provisioning and cost reduction programs as well as lease return management
  • Contract and service agreement support from both an Airline/Military operator perspective including PBH and variations
  • End of lease support with provisioning for the return process and maintenance packages required
  • Process and workflow analysis and improvement, utilising LEAN and best industry practice

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Our highly qualified and experienced Senior Consultants are drawn from a wide ranging sphere of companies such as British Airways, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Flybe, Air 2000 and Virgin Atlantic. They have managed and been involved in significant projects around the world involving blue chip companies operating in differing economic and cultural environments each with its own set of challenges. 

The Zenith differentiator over competitors is that our team have worked at all levels in organisations bringing together a practical hands on approach which is then layered with management and director level exposure. This means we are able to see both the ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ approach providing the best possible outcomes for our clients. 


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HJ 19Justin Goatcher is CEO and Managing Consultant of Zenith Aviation Consulting with over 36 years of aviation industry experience in a wide ranging portfolio of experience. 


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