SiriusDecisions Expands Benchmarking Performance Capabilities and Global Coverage

SiriusDecisions | July 10, 2017

SiriusDecisions has expanded its core industry benchmark database, the SiriusIndex™, the only one of its kind in the b-to-b industry, with new metrics across four major categories, including readiness, activity, output and results, and offered its clients unparalleled access to data from their peers with the introduction of its new Command Center™ platform. Now commercially available, it will enable business leaders to drive strategic and tactical changes informed by insights, best-in-class frameworks, readiness and performance metrics, and peer comparisons with the data, and qualitative guidance from SiriusDecisions analysts they know they can trust. With the data to support a variety of decisions from investments and organizational structures, to strategy development and process design, SiriusDecisions’ Command Center™ helps marketing, sales and product leaders realize competitive advantages, ensure smarter allocation of budget and human resources, and respond more nimbly to specific situations and opportunities.“We have made a major investment in data collection, analysis and the reporting engine fueling our client delivery portal called the SiriusDecisions Command Center™, which provides real-time access to more than 750 b-to-b industry metrics at your fingertips,” said Bruce Brien, Chief Technology Officer of SiriusDecisions. “The new platform will empower leaders to move quickly to energize their organizations’ performance and seize opportunities, with wiser organizational investment and resource allocation.”

Spotlight

This report provides an empirical case study of one of the areas in which the Gulf States have been the most visible and dynamic generators of global change: the aviation sector. The startling rise of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways has reshaped global aviation markets around the three hubs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha as the Gulf airlines have developed into what the Economist magazine has labelled “global super-connectors” capable of connecting any two points in the world with one stopover in the Gulf.


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AIR TRANSPORT

Air Partner Launches New Platinum Jubilee Package with Rosewood London

Air Partner | March 24, 2022

Air Partner, the leading global aviation services group, today announces the launch of an exclusive package in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee with Rosewood London, offering citizens of the world the opportunity to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event and experience a remarkable moment in history. Expanding upon their role as the official Private Jet and Travel Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, travelers can book the package and enjoy the most excellent accommodations and more in London. Given the nature and demand surrounding this global affair, only 25 packages are available for purchase. "We are elated and honored to partner with Rosewood London to launch this extraordinary package which provides our customers with an opportunity to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. At our core, we consistently strive to provide our customers with exceptional value through key partnerships and experiences to offer something they would not otherwise have access to, and this new package achieves just that." Mark Briffa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Partner Along with round-trip, world-class, private charter from the U.S., the offer includes: Special invitation to be a guest of Air Partner with exclusive invitation-only opportunities across the Platinum Jubilee weekend, including hospitality and a champagne reception; Luxurious accommodations in the spacious Grand Premier Suite or Executive King Room at Rosewood London, one of the UK's finest hotels; Deluxe in-flight experience, inclusive of a curated dining menu, with festive arrangements available from champagne, tea and biscuits, hors d'oeuvre, charcuterie board, and more; Exclusive access to a globally acclaimed concierge service, providing support booking transfers, hotels, restaurants, European & UK trips, and events, as well as a tailor-made London City Guide; In January 2022, Air Partner was announced as the Preferred Private Jet/Travel Partner supporting the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will take place on Sunday, 5th June 2022 to celebrate The Queen's 70-year reign. To celebrate the anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen's 70 years of service. Pricing for the Platinum Jubilee Package begins at $175,000, inclusive of accommodations, roundtrip, private charter, and special inclusions. Given only 25 packages are available for purchase, the offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Accommodation is fully pre-payable and non-refundable. About Air Partner Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group providing aircraft charter and aviation safety & security solutions to industry, commerce, governments, and private individuals, across civil and military organizations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets, Freight and Specialized Services; and Air Partner Safety & Security, which comprises aviation safety & security training, research and consulting services from Baines Simmons and Redline Assured Security. Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Company's unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Specialized Services comprises Air Partner's other aviation services that complement its Charter business: Remarketing, ACMI, scheduled group travel, corporate shuttles, tour operations, air evacuation and flight operations. Air Partner has 17 locations globally, with its US headquarters located in Fort Lauderdale, and its global headquarters alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. The group employs around 450 aviation professionals globally and operates 24/7. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is the only publicly listed air charter broker and aviation safety & security consultancy. It is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.

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Karman Space & Defense Acquires MG Resin Technology

Trive Capital | June 16, 2022

Karman Space & Defense backed by Dallas-based private equity firm Trive Capital has partnered with Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. to acquire the MG Resin family of technologies. The acquisition of MG Resins represents a significant expansion of Karman's core competencies in integrated composite systems for space & defense applications and creates a leading manufacturer in the carbon/carbon market. The senior leadership team at CRG developed the patented MG family of resins to address the growing need for ultra-high temperature materials with higher char yields, improved processability, and reduced cycle times. CRG designed an innovative solution that will enable the production of best-in-class, high strength carbon-carbon parts at temperatures above 1200 °C. "We are excited to partner with Karman and believe that their set of differentiated capabilities, capacity and talented team makes them the right strategic partner to deliver the MG Resin value proposition to customers across the space, missile, defense and hypersonic supply chains. We believe that joining forces with Karman will accelerate the commercialization of carbon-carbon technologies and look forward to creating value for customers," Patrick Hood, Chief Executive Officer of CR. "This is a big milestone for Karman," said Tony Koblinksi, Chief Executive Officer of Karman. "CRG's MG Resin systems will allow Karman to offer highly differentiated high-temp materials solutions to our customer base. The MG Resin carbon-carbon technology, along with other CRG-developed resin systems, will serve as the launch point for Karman's broader move into advanced material sciences." "With this acquisition, Karman can now offer vertically integrated composite systems. We believe that adding leading up-front material science capabilities to our existing design, engineering and manufacturing competencies will further Karman's mission to provide a single point of accountability, reduced lead times and higher quality to OEMs" commented David Stinnett, Partner at Trive Capital. Monument Capital Partners advised Cornerstone Research Group. Haynes & Boone LLP served as legal counsel to Trive Capital. About Karman Karman Space & Defense is an integrated concept-to-production solutions provider for the space and defense industry's most complex and mission-critical projects. Through its four divisions the company provides solutions for integrated dynamic systems, assemblies, and advanced manufacturing that are used in our industry's most critical programs, including crewed-space flight and hypersonic missions. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, with facilities in Washington, Alabama, and Washington DC, Karman brings together industry-leading capabilities, advanced technologies, and the multi-decade history of its four business divisions, AAE Aerospace, AEC, AMRO, and Systima. About CRG CRG is a high-technology company delivering products and services to aerospace, defense and industrial customers since 1997. Our multidisciplinary teams redefine what is possible to deliver innovative solutions with the support of a network of hundreds of leading technology providers. As result, CRG is a recognized fast-growing leader in innovation and technology commercialization, making the Inc. 5000 for the 7th time in 2020. Our technology portfolio covers a broad range with primary emphasis in aerosystems, power and energy, medical and sensors technology, materials science, and advanced manufacturing. About Trive Trive Capital is a Dallas, Texas based private equity firm with more than $4 billion of regulatory assets under management. Trive focuses on investing equity and debt in what it sees as strategically viable middle-market companies with the potential for transformational upside through operational improvement. We seek to maximize returns through a hands-on partnership that calls for identifying and implementing value creation ideas.

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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

Nok Air signs two strategic agreements with Sabre to power growth and support the Thai carrier's far-reaching new business model

Sabre Corporation | December 20, 2021

Thai airline Nok Air today announced strategic new long-term agreements with both Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and its subsidiary company, Radixx, to support the evolution of the carrier's new business strategy. Nok Air has selected an extensive suite of products from Sabre and Radixx to expand distribution and revenue generation opportunities. The agreements support the carrier's repositioning to serve its growing customer base of premium travellers and value-based customer segments. The Sabre and Radixx products will power future business model evolution as Nok Air expands its international operation, develops new airline partnerships and explore further technical capabilities and innovations beyond today. Radixx will provide a fully integrated passenger service system for Nok Air that spans reservations, inventory, pricing, e-commerce, agency distribution, departure control, load control, loyalty and other related capabilities. In parallel, under a new Sabre distribution deal, Nok Air will distribute its airline content across Sabre's global travel marketplace, opening the door to new international markets and growing its Thailand home market on the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS). "We have ambitious business expansion plans, including launching new domestic and international routes, restructuring our fleet and adding new jets as we transition selected segments to a premium service to reflect our quality service, So, it was imperative to us that we chose the right technology partner to support us in all of our goals to streamline our operations, improve efficiencies and open new revenue opportunities and new markets while improving the experience for our travellers." -Wutthiphum Jurangkool Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Nok Air. The carrier, which operates out of Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport, will utilize the following Sabre and Radixx products as Thailand re-opens to vaccinated international travellers: Radixx Res – Radixx's core passenger system will enable Nok Air to manage all passenger operations and sales channels in order to expand distribution channels and partnerships. Radixx Go and Radixx Go Touch – new digital capabilities to evolve Nok Air's check-in operation at airports, enhance customer service and enable additional ancillary revenue-generation opportunities across airport touchpoints. Radixx Go Touch enables airline employees to transact full airport departure control capabilities from a mobile device, allowing some flexibility from the constraints of physical airport desks and counters. Radixx ezyCommerce – an integrated e-commerce and mobile solution to power Nok Air's business-to-consumer for passengers and business-to-business channels for travel agents and corporates. Radixx Loyalty – new capabilities will enable Nok Air to strengthen the offering of its Nok Air Fan Club, including enhanced online servicing, automation and redemption options for members. Radixx Insight – valuable business data and analytics to enable better decision-making, while powering the airline's internal back-office systems. Sabre's Global Distribution System – to enable expansion into new global markets, ensuring its fares have the widest possible distribution. "We're delighted to further expand our footprint in APAC while opening up access to new global markets and segments for Nok Air as well as providing new digital capabilities for the carrier, creating additional revenue-generation opportunities and, ultimately, enabling Nok to create improved experiences for travellers at all touchpoints." -Chris Collins, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Radixx "At Sabre, we are laying out our strategic plans to create our own catalysts for growth, so we are thrilled to be able to support Nok Air on its own transformational journey, Our new dual-deal alliance with Nok Air, incorporating both PSS and GDS solutions, is the perfect example of how Sabre and Radixx are able to combine synergistic technological offerings to create effective, innovative end-to-end solutions for airlines of all sizes and cost models." -Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Travel Solutions Airline Sales, Sabre. About Sabre Corporation   Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveller experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre's technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

AerAdvise Group Debuts Landmark European Headquarters beside Dublin International Airport Ireland

AerAdvise Group | March 01, 2022

AerAdvise Group Debuts Landmark European Headquarters beside Dublin International Airport Ireland. The new AerAdvise European Headquarters are located at the 2nd Floor, No.1 Northwood Avenue, Dublin, Ireland. "The decision to relocate comes as part of the company's ambitious 5 year growth strategy in Ireland providing specialist services to the international aviation markets. This move is a very pivotal start to the New year for us and highlights a solid commitment to our customers, partners and continued collaboration during a particularly challenging period for our industry globally. Our new European headquarters also provides the necessary new functional working space for staff with the added ability to host our customers and their clients during challenging projects. Moving forward in 2022 we will also see some further exciting news from the group in several areas including new hires to the business." - AerAdvise Group CEO Patrick Toner "To date the market has welcomed or TES "Technical Engineering Solutions" these include both our Technical Services, Records Reviews & CAMO offerings and through this, we will continue to expand these services further in the months ahead starting with our new records storage solution and onsite presentation of aircraft records." -AerAdvise Chief Technical Officer Mr John Whitty About AerAdvise Group AerAdvise offers a suite of integrated specialist aviation solution services including Technical Services, Records Reviews & CAMO regulated services to aviation customers internationally.

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Spotlight

This report provides an empirical case study of one of the areas in which the Gulf States have been the most visible and dynamic generators of global change: the aviation sector. The startling rise of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways has reshaped global aviation markets around the three hubs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha as the Gulf airlines have developed into what the Economist magazine has labelled “global super-connectors” capable of connecting any two points in the world with one stopover in the Gulf.

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