ATBD can now offer qualified international customers extended payment terms, services financing and foreign exchange capability through an export program with the Export-Import Bank of the United States.   

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Air Transport Business Development, Inc.


Air Transport Business Development, Inc. (ATBD) and its staff of airline professionals have completed assignments with airline industry organizations, including: AeroRepublica, airblue, Boeing, Ascend Air, CIT Aerospace, Copa Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Eos Airlines, Sabre Airline Solutions and Skybus Airlines.

Read what our industry-leading clients have to say about ATBD...

" would be my pleasure to tell everyone of the incredible mentoring I have received from you and others of the ATBD team. Dave, It’s because of you and your team that Ecuatoriana Airlines will be a huge success. Just having you in my corner has been a blessing."

--Eduardo Delgado Jr.,
President & CEO,
Ecuatoriana Airlines

"Air Transport Business Development has been assisting Dream Asia Aviation on our airline start-up with a variety of services, to include market, operational and financial advice and our business plan.

ATBD’s performance and value in all these respects has been excellent and of great value to Dream Asia. The business plan has especially benefitted from ATBD expertise, advice, input and construction.

We can recommend ATBD for all these tasks, without hesitation."

--Capt. Pramook Na Ubol,
Chairman & CEO,
Dream Asia Aviation PLC

"Copa Airlines can recommend ATBD for its depth and breadth of airline expertise. Staffed by airline industry veterans, ATBD has proven a wise investment for Copa to refine and develop its operations to the best practices in the airline industry."

--Captain Larry Ganse,
Senior Vice President Operations and COO,
Copa Airlines

"Dave Hopkins and ATBD did a tremendous job for us at Surf Air. As SVP of Aircraft Programs, Dave outlined the vision and path for us to take and then took the initiative to get us there. He successfully assisted Surf Air in securing not only our first aircraft but also all the engine and maintenance contracts we needed to safely fly them. Dave worked with all of the vendors, both small and large, in the aircraft supply chain establishing solid foundations.

Dave is very professional and detailed oriented who brings energy and a positive outlook to any environment or team."

--Reed Farnsworth,
Founder, Senior VP Finance,
Surf Air

"ATBD has been a wise choice for CPA's aircraft program and IT requirements. ATBD brings a wealth of practical, hands-on experience with start-up airlines that has substantially reduced costs, lead-times and risk for both aircraft and IT acquisitions."

--Bud Sittig,
CEO of California Pacific Airlines

Tom Ronell, CEO, Dubai World Aviation

"Pelican Products has benefitted from ATBD's wealth of experience and expertise in the Aviation market. ATBD delivered both valuable and immediately relevant analysis and insights that will drive meaningful revenue enhancement results for our group in the years to come. They offer a refreshing approach to consulting services, with a more practical and less conceptual take on the exercise. Pelican and ATBD will continue this relationship by working together on new projects in the future."

--Stephan Corti,
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales
Pelican Products, Inc.

"Ascend contracted ATBD to assist in the evaluation of aircraft for US transcontinental service. Dave Hopkins and his team have provided exemplary support to Ascend. I give ATBD the highest marks for their expertise, professionalism and efficient manner in getting the job done."

--Joseph A. Watters,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ascend Air

"ATBD's extensive experience in aircraft and equipment evaluation and selection was invaluable to Skybus."

--Ken Gile, President,
Skybus Airlines

Tom Ronell, CEO, Dubai World Aviation

"Dubai World Aviation is normally skeptical of advisory and consulting services. But, after working with ATBD and seeing the results, our staff are impressed and are specifically asking for ATBD for consulting, due diligence and airline operations improvement projects."

--Tom Ronell, CEO,
Dubai World Aviation

Supplier Testimonials

Read also what our suppliers and partners are saying about ATBD...

"Founded in 1982, Kao & Kao, C.P.A.s, has been providing accounting, tax and consulting services to corporate enterprises in many business sectors.

ATBD has been an accounting & tax client of Kao & Kao, C.P.A. since December of 2006. ATBD is a highly professional and responsive organization that demands the best from its service providers and rewards them with prompt payment."

--Karl Kao, CPA
Managing Partner, Kao & Kao CPA

"Graef Aviation provides expert technical services to the air transport industry. We have been providing advice and counsel as a contractor to ATBD since 2005. I have maintained a business relationship with ATBD's founder, Dave Hopkins, since 1985. ATBD provides top quality services and support to its customers and contractors."

--Jack Graef, President
Graef Aviation

"12 Point Design is the sole information technology service provider for all of ATBD's requirements including web and e-mail hosting, maintenance, support and security. ATBD has been a valued customer for the last twelve years. We find their staff to be professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with."

--Shawn K. Hall, CEO,
12 Point Design

"Air Transport Business Development, Inc (ATBD) has been a client of True Creative for over four years. During that period ATBD has evolved and grown into an accomplished company. It is an exceptional consortium of individuals with integrity and diligent work habits.

We have worked closely with ATBD to create a corporate identity. Following logo development, we produced successful marketing materials and launched a website. The success of these projects relied on a close relationship with ATBD, which has been built on high standards and clear communication.

We continue to be impressed with ATBD's ability to responsibly partner with businesses and vendors with successful outcomes.

Dealing with ATBD is a positive experience. I am always impressed with their professionalism in all aspects of business. I look forward to the continued growth of our relationship."

--Dean Timmons, Owner,
True Creative

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