Landrum & Brown (L&B), the global
aviation planning and development consultancy based in Cincinnati, Ohio
USA believes it has found a solid opportunity in airport air cargo development
worldwide and has strengthened its air cargo offering with Kevin Hoffmann
who joined the company recently as Senior Managing Consultant.
Mr. Hoffmann joins L&B after concluding
a stellar 35-year career with UPS, where he most recently served as airport
properties manager, and was a vital force that helped the company open
many new markets via carefully planned and executed advanced cargo facilities.
You Can’t Beat The Experience
While many competitors lack any full-time
consultants dedicated to air cargo, L&B has built a veteran cargo
Dan The Man
Dan Muscatello, Managing Director at Landrum
& Brown launched L&B’s air cargo effort when he joined the
firm in 2004, after a career at the New York New Jersey Port Authority.
Dan serves as Emeritus Member of Airports
Council International and is also credited with helping to form North
America’s Air Cargo Committee thirty years ago.
Webber Air Cargo
Michael Webber Associate Vice President
at Landrum & Brown joined L&B in 2017.
Mr. Webber, widely known as an airport air
cargo expert, began his career in airport marketing in Kansas City.
Michael has been a cargo-focused airport
consultant for the past twenty years.
Mr. Webber who also managed cargo affairs
for Airports Council International – North America in the wake of
9/11, has served as a consultant for IATA.
Obviously L&B believes its in-house
cargo practice to be a competitive advantage at a time when many U.S.
airports are rediscovering the importance of air cargo.
Cumulatively, Muscatello, Hoffmann and Webber
represent about a hundred years of aviation industry experience—almost
all of it focused on air cargo.
Adding Hoffmann’s former portfolio
at UPS to the project record of Muscatello and Webber, L&B’s
cargo practice to date has experience at more than a hundred airports.
The Language of Airports
What keeps all three consultants continuously
intrigued we discover, is that this team approaches every airport and
its own unique market nuances as air cargo continues to evolve.
“Long gone are several formerly major
all-cargo carriers, L&B confides, “including (BAX Global, Emery
Worldwide and Kitty Hawk, among them), while Amazon (which had no flight
operations less than three years ago) is increasingly impacting demand
for on-airport cargo facilities capacity.
“Moreover, L&B is a global firm
with a project portfolio that includes many cargo markets that are still
in the developing stages.”
L&B’s air cargo team is part of
the firm’s Business & Finance group, led by industry veteran,
Dan Benzon, formerly of Trillion Aviation.