David Stewart

Oliver Wyman Partner and Lead CAVOK Advisor
David is a subject matter expert in multiple aspects of the airline, aerospace and maintenance supply businesses. He is based in London, and is a Partner in the Transportation and Services team. He is also currently leading the establishment in Europe of CAVOK, Oliver Wyman’s airline technical consulting business.

35+ years of aviation and consulting experience

During his consulting career, David has led assignments with leading aerospace manufacturers, service suppliers and airlines in Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. He is a recognized expert in the aircraft maintenance and air transport manufacturing sectors, and airline technical operations. The majority of David’s project experience has focused on strategy development, market analysis, transaction support, aircraft acquisitions/fleet planning, and restructuring.

In the commercial aerospace sector, David has worked across the supply/value chain, from the main airframe and engine OEMs, to the Tier One component/systems OEMs, and to parts distributors. Among the range of projects that David has led, he has helped clients to:

  • Define aftermarket strategy
  • Benchmark product and/or support competitiveness
  • Design aftermarket/ customer support organization and delivery
  • Evaluate the business case for new platforms
  • Develop growth and acquisition strategies into new markets
  • Define and test new service/value propositions
  • Assess and implement measurement of customer satisfaction
  • Develop strategies to respond to growth of used serviceable material and PMA

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, he led the Aerospace and MRO practice at ICF. In the 2000s, he co-founded and co-led the aerospace boutique consultancy AeroStrategy. Previously a Principal in Mercer Management Consulting’s aviation practice and a Principal with The Canaan Group, he began his career with British Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Marketing in 1982.

He has an MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.


In the News

  • Oliver Wyman CAVOK performs industry and market due diligence in support of VSE Aviation, Inc. acquisition of 1st Choice Aerospace, Inc. Read More

  • CAVOK Senior VP & General Manager Dave Marcontell and CAVOK VP Steve Douglas discuss "Why the use of drones still faces big regulatory hurdles." Read More

  • CAVOK Senior VP & General Manager David Marcontell receives the 2018 Nuts & Bolts Award. Read More

  • CAVOK Senior VP & General Manager David Marcontell says a sustainable MRO aftermarket may be in jeopardy. Read More

  • CAVOK VP Steve Douglas says a U.S. mechanic crunch due in early 2020s. Read More

  • CAVOK VP Tom Cooper says growing MRO demand will come with labor challenges. Read More

  • CAVOK VP Robbie Bourke says next-generation aircraft will comprise more than half of Eastern Europe’s fleet in 2027. Read More

  • CAVOK VP Oksana Bardygula says aviation industry is behind on cybersecurity and also must deal with the issues of intellectual property and data. Read More

  • What's the future of the independent MRO community? CAVOK Senior VP & General Manager Dave Marcontell shares his expectations for this year's MRO Americas. Read More

  • CAVOK VP Steve Douglas looks forward to discussing implementation of new FAA flight standards and more at this year’s MRO Americas. Read More

  • CAVOK VP Tom Cooper says “fleet of the future is here… it’s a great time to be in commercial aviation!” Read More