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Tuscar Aero Consulting was formed in 2016 with the aim of supporting the wider aviation community in achieving its exponential growth through innovative solutions, partnerships and thrust. 

Our guiding principle of partnering with various Aviation stakeholders is to facilitate their in-house teams take ownership, shape and develop a strategy designed to successfully manage their business.

Employing a collaborative based philosophy, we impart our accumulated knowledge and expertise thereby contributing to the development of the African Aviation based eco-system.


Our senior industry executives are subject matter experts in the areas of Aircraft Leasing, Business development, Commercial strategies, Regulatory affairs, Engineering, Training, and Green Based initiatives.

Understanding the intricacies of each element within the Aviation eco-system and how they interact systemically enables the development of bespoke solutions designed to support the aviation community achieve its full potential.

200+

Aircraft

Transitioned

Globally

$1.5B

Asset

Value

184 yrs

Combined

Experience

Number of years represents the team's current & past experience.

WHO WE ARE

A Team who combines its extensive knowledge and experience to help develop, support and implement sustainable solutions.

 

DAVID AHER

David is the founder and Managing Director of Tuscar Aero Consulting which was established in 2016.

David brings over 30 years of diversified commercial aviation experience that spans the Leasing, Consulting, Airline (Fixed and Rotor-wing) and MRO sectors.

Prior to Tuscar he spent 16 years in the Leasing sector where he held senior executive positions in ILFC, ORIX Aviation, Apollo Aviation and Q Aviation. His responsibilities extended to Asset Management, Transition, Risk Mitigation and the co-ordination of various asset placement related activities.

David was instrumental in the development of high level initiatives designed to support mid/end life assets, extend in-service life and optimise residual value retention. He instigated strategies designed to maximise recovery and minimise economic loss of non-performing counterparts.

His expertise is called upon to support Airline clients in emerging markets to alleviate Investor and Lessor related concerns, through active mediation and by supporting the development and implementation of corporate governance, safety and reporting based policies.

During his career David was personally responsible for the transition of over 100 commercial aircraft valued in excess of $1.2bn.

David received his Diploma in Disruptive Strategies from Harvard Business School (2020), a Diploma in Aviation and Leasing Finance - Law Society of Ireland (2017) and has undergone various Leadership Choice Programs in the areas of Conflict Management and Project Planning Essentials.

 

 

AARON MUNETSI

Aaron is a highly respected figure within the African Aviation community and a wealth of knowledge and experience gained during his career spanning 40 years.

Aaron spent more than 20 years in the employment of South African Airways where he held senior positions such as Executive Manager for East Africa and West Africa. In this role he coordinated the growth and expansion of SAA's footprint in countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. 

He also held the position of Regional Manager of North, West and Central Africa where he initiated the development and commencement of services to Gabon and Cameroon. 

Aaron's initiatives led him to enter into negotiations with a number of African Governments, for the introduction of intra-African operations such as Libreville to Douala, Libreville to Cotonou and the Accra to Abidjan route.

 

Aaron was instrumental in developing and successfully negotiating the first ever multinational African agreement between SAA and Nigeria Airways to cooperate on the New York route.

He enjoys coaching and mentoring and is actively involved in supporting the development of the younger generation of future African aviation leaders.

 

Aaron is currently focused on a new business approach referred to as "Beneficial Disruption Strategy". This concept is aligned to Tuscar's philosophy which offers the African aviation community support in developing and implementing solutions.

 

Gerry is Director of Engineering and co-responsible for Tuscar's business development strategies.

Gerry brings over 30 years of aviation experience of which 8 years were spend lecturing in 3 of Ireland's leading Institutes of Technology.

He has developed and delivered integrated environmental solutions for Aviation companies looking for environmental accountability to reduce energy consumption and monitor their environmental impact. He offers technical and advisory support in all environmental aspects to develop strategies, specialising in sustainable aviation. 

 

Based on Gerry's aviation related Engineering and Project management related activities, he is now leading and supporting a variety of environmental, business and management strategies designed to improve operational efficiency and resilience for the Airline community and Governmental bodies.

He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Energy System Technology and Management from Technology University Dublin with additional research work at Dublin Energy Lab and is credited with a number of international publications in his field.

Dr. GERRY CONROY

 
 

DIKKO NWACHUKWU

Dikko brings over 20 years of diversified experience that spans the Energy, Technology and Aviation sectors. 

Following his initial career with Santon Energy (New York) where he held the position of VP Business Development, Dikko was hired as CEO of Red 1 Investments Ltd, providing an aviation advisory service to Nigerian and West African based airlines such as Afrijet and ADC Airlines. He was a key advisor to the Togolese Government on aviation policy, resulting in the formation of ASKY Airlines.

In 2011 he was head hunted for the role of Special Advisor on Trade, Investment and Head Abia PPP. mandated with creating a Private Public Partnership Office to oversee infrastructure investment in the Abia State in Nigeria. 

 

Dikko was former CCO of Aero Contractors of Nigeria responsible for increasing top line revenue. Successful campaigns resulted in load factors increasing from 65% to 79% and resulting in monthly revenues of N2.5bn. during his tenure.

In 2015 he went on to form jetWest Partners a new mobility and technology company with focus on the Aviaiton sector. jetWest leverage their commercial and operational expertise by assisting companies and is committed to bringing value to the African aviation sector.

Dikko is Senior Partner of jetWest Partners Ltd. and the founder of jetWest Airways Ltd.

CLIVE SNOOK

Clive brings over 28 years of international experience in the fields of Airport Operations management and Aviation training. 

 

Clive is an IATA certified Instructor and his expertise has been sought globally having advised clients such as the United Nations, IATA, NATO, Royal Flights as well as a number of Airlines and Airports. In recognition of his services in aviation training he was recently awarded the UK Government MoD Silver Award.

He developed and led training courses which achieved substantial savings as a result of accident and incident prevention, reporting initiatives and cultural development strategies. Such initiatives were implemented across a broad spectrum from Conflict Zones to award winning Skytrax International Airports.

Clive has extensive experience of the African continent having provided advisory and training courses to Airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities in countries such as Mali, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Rwanda, Cameroon, and internationally in countries such as UAE, Afghanistan, Oman, Haiti, Nepal and China to name but a few.

In an advisory capacity Clive was responsible for the oversight and implementation of a training program for the 2,000 staff involved in the construction and development of Terminal 3 in Sao Paulo's GRU Airport in Brazil.

Clive is the CEO of AGOTS Africa (Lusaka, Zambia) which is the the African branch of the parent company AGOTS Ltd.

AGOTS specialises in delivering courses such as Human Factors in Aviation, Fatigue Risk Management, Advanced Airport Operations, Safety Management Systems (SMS), Ground Handling and Aerodrome Operations.  

 
 
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BRIAN SKEHAN

Brian's aviation career spans over 34 years, having retired from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) as Assistant Director for Safety Strategy and Airworthiness in September 2018. 

 

He has more than 20 years experience at senior level within the field of safety regulation, having held a strategic role in the development of Aviation Regulatory Strategy in Ireland and Europe.

 

Brian has been a key influence in the introduction of Performance based regulation and Risk based oversight, having spent 3 years working closely on the new EASA Based Regulation which was finally enacted in 2018. 

He was a member of the EU Air Safety Committee since its formation, making decisions on the banning of Airlines and Countries from access to the European Union.

 

Brian has been a member of the EASA Management Board since the beginning and previously represented Ireland on the JAA Committee and the 3922/92 committee that implemented the JAA standards in the EU.

In addition he was a member of the EASA Management Advisory Board (MAB) and the EASA Strategy subcommittee in addition to working with ICAO on a number of issues including the article 83bis legal task force.

 

Brian founded SARC Ltd in October 2018. SARC provides regulatory consulting services with the Cayman Islands CAA, PA Consulting UK, Ryanair and Cityjet among his list of clients.

Brian holds a Degree in Science and Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.

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