Aviation Advice, Research, Branding & Investment Banking

General Aviation, Regional Airlines, Helicopters and Business Aviation

Research & Strategy

Aviation market research, industry analysis, forecasting, diligence and strategies.

Operational Experience

Since 2006 BRiFO has focused exclusively on analysis of the aviation market, providing market studies and ongoing retainer support.

Marketing Plans & Branding

Marketing plans focus finite resources. Without brand identity prospects look only at price.

Aviation Specialists

Develop strategic marketing plans with a 20-year aviation marketing veteran. Our SocialVoice LLC affiliation brings high-profile brand-building and social media experience.

Investment Banking

Raising capital and engaging in buy-side and sell-side assignments in the aviation industry.

Aviation Industry Specialty

Represent clients in acquisitions, mergers, divestitures & capital raises through an affiliation with John W. Loofbourrow Associates, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC/MSRB


  • Market research, diligence and strategies
  • Branding and social media with affiliate SocialVoice
  • Investment banking services with affiliate John W. Loofbourrow Associates, Inc
  • Speaking engagements – Entertaining & informative
  • Board of Director, Advisory Board and Executive in Residence assignments
  • Industries: General aviation, regional airlines, helicopters, business aviation
  • Airframers, suppliers, services, FBO, MRO, aircraft charter/management/fractional


Brian Foley
Brian FoleyPresident
Brian Foley is an independent market analyst in the aviation industry and is often quoted in trade press and business journals. Assignments typically include market research, guidance retainers and other high level activities for the investment community, aviation companies and other consultancies.

He formed Brian Foley Associates (BRiFO) in 2006 after 20 years as Dassault Falcon Jet’s Director of Marketing. His career began at the Boeing Company in Flight Test and Marketing.

He’s a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and serves on the regional airline, business aviation and helicopter subcommittees. Others include the Wings Club, Wichita Aero Club and Helicopter Association International (HAI).

The firm is often chosen on the basis of Foley’s reputation and recognition in the industry, being independent and opinionated and having actual management work experience in the aviation industry. He also maintains a footprint in the investment banking community through affiliate John W. Loofbourrow Associates, and in branding with affiliate SocialVoice LLC.

Mr. Foley holds a dual degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Syracuse University, MBA from Seattle University and Wharton Executive Education Program on Corporate Governance. He serves in Board Member and Senior Adviser capacities.


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