The commercial aviation industry is forecast to grow over the coming decade though there will be a “rocky road” along the way, said Robbie Bourke, a partner at Oliver Wyman.

“The next decade is quite an interesting time for the aviation industry,” he explained.

“The challenges we’ve faced over the last couple of years have been very well documented … and I think as we look over the next 10 years, there are some interesting things that we are keeping an eye on.

“For a start, global aviation, particularly commercial aviation, is going to continue to grow, largely driven by increasing global GDP and increasing global middle classes.”

Supply challenges

But Bourke, who leads the Oliver Wyman CAVOK division in the Middle East and Africa region, added: “It’s not going to be a straight line, there’s going to be a bit of a rocky road ahead for sure.

“Much of that is driven by some of the challenges we’re seeing day to day around supply chains, around workforce and around sustainability topics, which we know are very much world topics as well as aviation ones.”

Bourke has over 20 years of experience as a transportation professional and has held leadership positions at international airlines and OEMs.

He is also a regular speaker at global events on climate and sustainability, MRO, and advanced air mobility topics.
Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter