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AirTran Senior Executive Kevin Healy Joins Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, Firm Broadens Expertise with Addition of Industry Veterans

Dépèche transmise le 3 novembre 2011 par Business Wire

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, LLC, one of the world’s leading and foremost aviation consulting firms has significantly broadened its range of airline planning and air service development expertise with the addition of long-time aviation executive Kevin P. Healy to its senior leadership team. Healy, who was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning at AirTran Airways, has joined Campbell-Hill as its Senior Vice President.

“Kevin has spent more than 30 years in key management roles at several airlines. He is a highly experienced and respected strategist with a wide range of professional skills”

Healy played an important role in developing AirTran Airways’ low-cost business model and network expansion, leading to the successful merger with Southwest Airlines. His experience includes route strategy, scheduling, pricing, revenue-management, sales, distribution, consumer affairs, public relations and government affairs.

“Kevin has spent more than 30 years in key management roles at several airlines. He is a highly experienced and respected strategist with a wide range of professional skills,” said Brian M. Campbell, the firm’s chairman. “Kevin is a proven leader with a strong record of success. We are delighted to have him join Campbell-Hill in this integral role.”

Before joining AirTran Airways in 1999, Healy held management positions at US Airways and Piedmont Airlines in pricing, revenue analysis, and yield management.

Eric K. Ford, who recently held management positions both at Oliver Wyman and Eclat Consulting, also joined Campbell-Hill as Vice President.

Ford brings to the firm more than twenty-five years of comprehensive airline industry and aviation consulting experience in air service development, pricing, planning, financial and economic analysis. Prior to his consulting work, Ford held management positions at United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and US Airways, where he last served as Director of Pricing Development. He is recognized for his work on domestic and international air service proposals for numerous large and medium sized U.S. airports. He has developed short- and long-term traffic forecasts for airport cost, revenue, and operational benchmarking projects. In addition, Ford produced extensive studies of passenger diversion trends between airports, analyzed impacts of airline merger scenarios, and provided financial strengths and competitive assessments to airports, government entities, and investors.

Benjamin C. Lewis, also formerly with AirTran Airways, has joined Campbell-Hill as research manager. While at AirTran, Lewis was a Strategic Planning Analyst and Revenue Management Analyst. He was an intern at American Airlines in 2007 where he assisted in the development of on-board sales plans and other merchandising studies.

“We are pleased with the enhanced levels of analytical and project leadership skills these professionals bring to Campbell-Hill,” said Dean B. Hill, the firm’s president. “Our firm continues to work on many of industry’s landmark issues. With the addition of Kevin, Eric and Ben, we now have an even more robust range of services available to our existing and future clients.”

The Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, LLC is a privately-owned U.S. consulting firm providing a wide range of services to the aviation industry. Campbell-Hill's client base includes airports, passenger airlines, all-cargo carriers, industry associations, and city, state, and federal government agencies. Campbell-Hill is located in the Washington, D.C. area, which provides ready access to U.S. government agencies, law firms, and leading transportation and public policy research centers.

Campbell-Hill specializes in developing strategies for air service development, air service deficiency studies, comparative airport analysis, route proposals and presentations, economic impact studies, air cargo analysis and marketing, national and international policy issues analysis, regulatory analysis, traffic forecasting, economic and demographic research, master planning support (economic analysis and forecasting), survey research, and the preparation of exhibits and testimony for contested regulatory and Department of Justice cases and civil litigation.

Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, LLC was formed in 1993, as the successor to the aviation practice of Leeper, Cambridge & Campbell, Inc. Additional information on the firm can be found at www.av-econ.com.

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