Business advisory firm Deloitte has announced that it has established a new Aviation Technology division in the UK.
Sitting within the wider Travel, Hospitality and Leisure practice, the creation of the new division is part of the firm’s commitment to the global aviation market.
The consulting team will seek to deliver a broad range of technological solutions for organisations working across the sector, recognising the importance of technology in solving the aviation industry’s current and future challenges.
Deloitte has appointed two specialist aviation technology professionals to spearhead the new team.
Mark Cooper joins Deloitte as partner for Aviation Technology. Prior to joining Deloitte, he spent 18 years at Lockheed Martin in various roles, most recently as managing director for Air Traffic Management and Airport.
Martin Bowman also joins as director of Aviation Technology and will work alongside Cooper. Before joining Deloitte, Martin was the strategy director at global technology firm Leidos, and previously held the role of sector director for Airports at Scottish-based Amor Group. Martin has spent nearly 20 years in aviation technology, working across airlines, airports and air traffic control.
Graham Pickett, global leader for travel and aviation at Deloitte, said: “Deloitte has long been the provider of choice to the world’s leading aviation organisations, and we have a strong track record in providing innovative solutions across the aviation spectrum.
“Mark and Martin bring a wealth of experience and I am confident our new Aviation Technology division will provide our clients with the answers they need to remain competitive in this rapidly-changing sector.”
Mark Cooper added: “This is an exciting and challenging time for the aviation industry. Demand for aviation is forecast to grow significantly over the next decade, even though the overall aviation infrastructure is unlikely to change massively. This creates a huge need for organisations to work smarter, and technology will play a huge role in delivering the additional capacity the industry needs.”