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Chris Tarry
CEO at CTAIRA

Profile

Chris spent almost 20 years as a leading sell side analyst in the City of London where he was the top ranked Aerospace analyst before moving to focus on transport and particularly airlines, airports and railways and where was rated as a leading analyst in this sector too. Before that he was employed in a number of research and analytical roles. Whilst an analyst in the City he also worked on a wide range of corporate finance and related assignments around M&A and raising equity and debt as well as the provision of strategic advice. In addition to the final privatisation of Lufthansa which he participated in numerous share issues (Aerospace and Transport).

After building his reputation working for a number of leading financial institutions and spending some 20 years as a top rated analyst in the City of London, Chris established himself as an independent aviation analyst and advisor in 2002. He has served as special advisor on aviation policy issues to the UK Government, to Parliamentary Committees and to the Civil Aviation Authority; he has also advised a number of airlines as well as major airframe manufacturers and aircraft lessors on strategic development issues.

In 2002 he established CTAIRA as a specialised aviation advisory and consulting business with an exceptionally strong research basis that was established in 2002. Its primary focus is on civil aviation with a particular and proven expertise that is applied to a broad spectrum of business and economic issues. CTAIRA has worked for companies across the sector and also advised governments and regulators.

CTAIRA operates at the highest levels within companies where it provides a number of distinct but clearly inter-related activities. Where necessary we will augment our core skills from a group of colleagues that we have worked with over many years

Research and Analysis
• Pure and applied research for clients where this often involves detailed diagnostic studies to identify, evaluate and understand the issues

Consulting and Advisory
• Application of experience to research and analysis to provide options and solutions to clients
• Provision of advice in respect of issues faced by clients or in response to particular events

Chris has an undergraduate degree in Economics and a postgraduate degree in Labour Economics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Chris has written a monthly column for Airline Business since May 1999; he is also a regular conference speaker and media commentator on issues associated with the economics and business of civil aviation. He also lectures at a number of universities and is a visiting professor in Aviation Strategy at the University of Coventry. He is on a number of advisory boards

Agenda Sessions

  • What’s the future of forecasting?

    11:40