Velocity Group Acquires Stanford Transportation Group; New San Francisco Office Links Velocity To Asia-Pacific

Velocity Group Acquires Stanford Transportation Group; New San Francisco Office Links Velocity To Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON — The Velocity Group, a leading Washington, D.C.-based aviation consulting firm, has acquired San Francisco-based Stanford Transportation Group, giving Velocity an increased presence in the burgeoning Asia-Pacific marketplace, where STG has been a fixture for more than 20 years.

At the same time, STG’s President, Gerald Bernstein, becomes a Partner in Velocity, joining Douglas Abbey and Michael Miller as equal shareholders. STG Senior Economist Claire Starry becomes Velocity’s Senior Economist. Bernstein has established expertise in business strategy development for aerospace industry clients, forecasting aircraft demand and analysis of the economics of air services.

“We have successfully partnered with STG for many years on Asia-Pacific projects, and Jerry Bernstein is one of aviation’s most respected forecasters,” said Velocity Partner Abbey. “We expect that the long-standing relationship STG has built with major manufacturers in the U.S., Japan and elsewhere will only get stronger as it joins together with Velocity.”

STG, founded in 1995, has worked with such major players as Agusta; Bombardier; The Carlyle Group; Honda; Mitsubishi, Kawasaki and Fuji Heavy Industries; NASA (NCAM/SATS); New Piper Aircraft; The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies; and various U.S. State Governments. Prior to co-founding STG, Bernstein was director of the commercial aviation and aerospace program at SRI International, where clients included Airbus, Boeing, Gulfstream, P&WC, IATA, FAA, and Singapore Airlines. Bernstein is Chairman of the U.S. National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board Aviation Economics and Forecasting Committee.

Velocity, with headquarters in Washington and offices in San Francisco and Orlando, began in January 2004 as a merger of established aviation consulting firms. Since that point, Velocity has worked closely with clients on three continents. Velocity’s mission is to provide clients with balanced, insightful, and strategic counsel in order to affect optimal decision-making in a complex and highly competitive marketplace.

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