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With the vaccine rollout in progress, air travel barriers will begin to be dismantled, and the aerospace industry can finally rebuild itself. The green shoots of recovery are appearing, and there's hope for a much brighter 2021.

NAVEO Consultancy managing director Richard Brown will reflect upon a turbulent 2020 and offer insights on the aerospace & MRO recovery in 2021 and beyond.


  • Richard Brown (Managing Director of NAVEO Consultancy)

    Richard Brown

    Managing Director of NAVEO Consultancy


    Richard is the Managing Director of NAVEO – a focused aerospace consultancy. He has over 20 years’ experience in aerospace, including 15 years consulting. Most recently he was responsible for the ICF Aerospace consulting practice and prior to that was part of the European practice at AeroStrategy. Richard is a recognised expert in aerospace manufacturing and maintenance strategy, regularly speaking at industry events and writing in industry publications on these topics. He has managed projects for a broad global client base. His areas of special interest include OE and aftermarket forecasting, aircraft, engine and component manufacturing, repair and support, surplus parts, the PMA market, big data analytics and health monitoring. Richard has a BSc in International History from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University.

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  • Robin Thevathasan (Moderator & Member of Panel of Experts at Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore))

    Robin Thevathasan

    Moderator & Member of Panel of Experts at Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)


    Robin Thevathasan has been consulting on local and international projects since January 2018 when he retired from 33 years of service with the ST Engineering Group. He chairs a COVID-19 Taskforce for AAIS to help manage issues affecting the aerospace industry. He worked for several years as stress engineer in Europe (British Aerospace & Fokker Space) and with ST Engineering he undertook various engineering functions, Strategic Planning, International Business Development, secondment to DSTA (a Ministry of Defence Statutory Board). Prior to retirement he was involved in Change Management of a Group-wide Shared Services project. His qualifications : Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1974), Master of Science in Aircraft Design from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK (1979). He also has a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management, Singapore Institute of Management (1998) and attended the Programme for Executive Development, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland.

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