Paul Leighton Bio
Paul Leighton is founder and managing director of the Aircraft Value Analysis Company, a U.K.-based company that specializes in Future Value Forecasting.
Paul is currently editor of AVAC's in-house periodicals - the Aircraft Value Journal, the Aircraft Value Reference and Aircraft Value News, a biweekly newsletter published by Access Intelligence. He holds a BA(Hons) in International Relations & Politics and has a Master of Science degree in Air Transport Management from the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University. After starting his career at British Aerospace, Hatfield, in the early 1980s on the BAe146 program, he joined the national airline of Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini. Prior to forming AVAC, he worked for an aviation consultancy company in the U.K. He has made several presentations at conferences and is a guest lecturer on Future Value Forecasting at Cranfield University.
The Aircraft Value Analysis Company was specifically formed in 1991 to provide independent advice regarding current and future aircraft values, and the factors that affect them, to the air transport community. The Aircraft Value Analysis Company's core activity is the provision of current and future market values and lease rates. AVAC does not provide base values and instead seeks to reflect current events and more accurately anticipate future market trends. In addition to providing individual appraisals and market analysis to financial institutions, banks, lessors and airlines, AVAC also publishes The Aircraft Value Reference, the Aircraft Value Journal, and on behalf of Access Intelligence produces Aircraft Value News.