Fairfax, VA 22031


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9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

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ICF offers our team of nearly 100 aviation experts dedicated to strategic and operations consulting for the aviation industry. Our aviation practice was founded as SH&E in 1963 and expanded with the acquisition of AeroStrategy in 2011. Today we are one of the world’s largest aviation consulting organizations. We provide objective, independent commercial, financial, technical, and regulatory guidance to aviation clients, including airlines, airports, lessors, financial institutions, manufacturers, governments, and VIPs. From our offices around the globe, ICF helps aviation clients manage assets and operations, mitigate risk, and maximize return on investment.


ICF Aviation Comprehensive Services:

Fleet and network planning, pricing and revenue management, OTP and operational efficiency

Strategic planning, policy, route development, concessions planning

Valuations, cash flow forecasts, portfolio due diligence, market analysis, technical services

Aerospace & MRO
Operations assessment, M&A support, marketing analysis


ICF is a global consulting services company with over 5,000 specialized experts, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future.

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ICF Expands Aviation Capabilities by Adding Entire Staff of Premier Management Consulting Firm

Dec. 15, 2016
The move reinforces ICF's aviation business, ICF SH&E, with additional services and an expanded client base. AeroStrategy staff will now be working under the ICF SH&E name.
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How New Technology Aircraft Are Transforming Air Service

Dec. 1, 2016
The introduction of new technology aircraft marks a change in air service marketing for cities around the globe. These advanced aircraft allow airlines to fly routes that were...
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Enhancing the Passenger Experience

Sept. 20, 2016
What does enhancing the passenger experience truly mean? What actions can airport managers take to improve the passenger experience? Airports, airlines, third-party providers,...
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Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Aircraft Turnaround Time and Improve On-Time Performance

June 20, 2016
In the simplest terms, airlines need to maximize the value of their aircraft by increasing profits from time in the air while decreasing the costs and time on the ground. Efficient...
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A Better Way to Manage Airports: Passenger Analytics

May 13, 2016
Airport managers increasingly face operational challenges from steady passenger growth, terminal congestion, rising costs, and difficulty in funding infrastructure. These factors...
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Aviation Game Changer: New Technology Aircraft

March 28, 2016
How E-enablement Will Disrupt Business as Usual
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Airports & Municipalities

A Playbook for Successfully Reforming the FAA and Airport Programs

Jan. 28, 2015
For the first time in over a decade, 2015 is shaping up to be a year of policy possibilities for airports. ICF International will be sharing an analysis of policy reform for clients...
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ICF International Names Simon Morris Vice President

Feb. 21, 2013
Appointment Strengthens ICF SH&E’s Airport Transaction Due Diligence
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ICF International Hires Staff of AeroStrategy, Expands Services into High-Growth Markets

Sept. 22, 2011
As the global demand for air transportation grows, competition for manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), along with other aftermarket support services, will...
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SH&E/ICF Helps Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Achieve Top Rating from International Aviation Safety Assessments Program

Aug. 30, 2010
SH&E/ICF was selected by the Nigerian Ministry of Aviation in 2009 to perform consultancy services for the recertification of the Nigerian aviation industry.

Articles & News

Yann Cambier, Senior Manager, ICF

The Future of Urban Air Mobility and eVTOL – a View from London

Sept. 3, 2019
The next phase of commercial aviation innovation will be defined by urban air mobility (UAM) – specifically by piloted and remotely-controlled aircraft that deliver people and...

Time to Reorganize – Why U.S. Airports Need to Adapt their Organizations to Meet Industry Changes

Aug. 19, 2019
Optimizing airport performance starts with shaping the structure to support the achievement of the organization’s most important priorities.
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Does WOW’s Departure Signal the Death of Low-Cost, Long-Haul Aviation?

April 4, 2019
As stranded passengers scrambled to get home last week, airline industry watchers wanted to know if the end of WOW Air, the Icelandic budget carrier, was a sign of a bigger story...
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Stakeholder Management is Key to US Airport P3 Success

Feb. 18, 2019
A local coalition of various stakeholders can advance P3 projects for airports in your community.
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How to Adapt Airport Retail to Fit Modern Traveler Expectations

March 21, 2018
The global retail industry has undergone significant changes in the past decade, in large part driven by the rise of online shopping and digital media in the United States. Internationa...
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Reimagining the Passenger Experience: The Importance of Airport and Airline Collaboration

Oct. 10, 2017
Putting a focus on traveler needs creates new revenue opportunities for airports and airlines.

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For Airlines to Avoid Glitches, They Need to Leave Jetsons-Era Tech at the Gate

Aug. 16, 2018
When American Airlines scrambled to fix a situation that brought down national operations and briefly halted flights across America in late July, few people were surprised to ...