Keady Transportation Consulting

7718 W 83rd Street, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

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We provide a wide variety of marketing, re-engineering and operational services to major clients, primarily in the transportation industry.

Travel Consulting

We are in the middle of a major shift to work at home, online travel. While theoretically this should reduce travel expenses, the reduction in available flights and need to coordinate simultaneous global communications requires a relook at current travel policies with the goal of a cohesive, streamlined policy. Questions such as travel vs. teleconference, nonstop flights vs. connections and the need for physical distancing all require a consulting firm totally up-to-date on the latest developments. We are that firm.

Airline Consulting

Airlines are currently adrift. Planes are grounded, finances dire and route planning and scheduling totally unknowable. With major layoffs, airlines may be disorganized and unable to forecast and plan. Our cadre of airline veterans can help guide struggling airlines through the current situation and provide a logical framework for the future. Experts in route scheduling, international route development, airline economics and finance, fleet optimization and maintenance are areas of our expertise.

Airport Consulting

Currently no airport has all the air service it needs. There will be intense competition to obtain an equally rare number of available aircraft. Our experts in this field have several hundred years of aviation experience and include proficiency in demographics, aircraft and airline economics, airport operations, airport marketing and communications


Jack Keady

Principal & Founder

Mr. Keady holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School and an Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Business Management from Northeastern University.

Prior to founding Keady Transportation Consulting, Mr. Keady served as Manager of Marketing Development for American Airlines.


Joel Chusid

Marketing - Sales

Joel Chusid specializes in all marketing and sales expertise at the firm. His experience includes launching successful airlines and new routes and working with travel industry partners, the media and vendors.

Conversant in four languages, Mr. Chusid has traveled to over 100 countries and served as Vice President or Managing Director of Sales and Marketing for one of the worlds largest airlines and a prestigious Chinese carrier.

Mr. Chusid is equally at home on the airline side, the travel agency side or the related industry side such as travel and tourism associations or convention and company meeting groups. Mr. Chusid holds an MBA in International management from the University of Dallas.


Jack Graef

Engineering - Maintenance

Jack Graef handles all engineering and maintenance functions for the firm. His extensive background in transport airplane engineering and related maintenance experience was gained in twenty nine years at American Airlines where he led new airplane technical development.

Mr. Graef helped design and participated in the engineering development of eight different aircraft types. He is also the firm's noise specialist owing to his background dealing with the FAA on noise certification, as well as with aircraft manufacturers.

Mr. Graef holds his BS in Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Rick Janisse

Airport Finance - Operations

Mr Janisse is acknowledged as a top notch airline operator, airport operator and aviation services provider. He is in charge of all airport operating and finance functions for the practice.

His broad base of experience includes serving as a Deputy Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports, being president of a prestigious fixed base operator, serving as president of AMR services, a major ground handler, and a term as President of World Airways, a $250 million global airline.

Mr. Janisse graduated from the University of Detroit and is a member of several important aviation organizations.


Dave Davis

Airline - Flight Operations

Captain Davis spent nearly 30 years as a pilot for a major international airline. During his career, Captain Davis served as an instructor pilot and line check captain on the Boeing 757, 767, 767ER and 777.

He was instrumental in startup operations of the Boeing 777 having written the Flight Operations ETOPS specifications for the FAA and co-authoring the International line check pilot guide.

A member of Mensa, Captain Davis has strong automation skills which allow him to assist in presentation development, website design and implementation, and database development.

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