The SPECTRUM Group > Civil Aviation

Civil Aviation

Global Aviation Management, Training, Security, and Operations

Civil Aviation Team The SPECTRUM Group

We provide aviation advisory services to governments, civil aviation authorities, airports, commercial airlines, and private equity investors. We provide project finance, security, technical, strategic planning and strategic management advice for domestic and international companies and governments.

Our team members’ backgrounds span regulatory compliance and civil aviation, the NTSB, law enforcement agencies, homeland security, and the U.S. military services. We support our clients in projects across the full spectrum of safety, security, regulatory and compliance needs, including due diligence, audits, assessments, training, management, and implementation.

In addition, we facilitate liaison and advocacy with key decision-makers in Congress and in federal agencies, including the FAA, DOT, TSA and OSHA. We provide clients large and small with the tools, support and advocacy needed to help them meet their business goals.

Subject Matter Expertise & Deliverables

  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Market analysis, due diligence, and competitive analysis
  • Targeted opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • Strategic business development, positioning, and proposal support
  • Business development contact plan development and implementation
  • Comprehensive information technology (IT) support assessment, design, and implementation
  • Safety and training curriculum and program development and implementation
  • Safety, security, and management system assessments and development
  • U.S. and international government relations and advocacy
  • Strategic planning and analysis
  • Due diligence and M&A support
  • Environmental management
  • Safety and maintenance audits
  • IT security, biometrics, and electronic records
  • Passenger, cargo, customs, and immigration regulatory compliance and training
  • Cargo, perimeter, and facility security
  • Threat, vulnerability, and security management analyses, assessments, and audits
  • Drug enforcement and dangerous goods

Our Team


Paul Rancatore


CAPT Sean McDermott, USN, Ret.

Defense & Aerospace Teams

Explore our other Defense & Aerospace Teams. Select your targeted sector below to learn more about our capabilities and meet each team.

Centers of Excellence

Explore our Centers of Excellence to learn how The SPECTRUM Group can help resolve your challenges and support your goals.

Defense and Aerospace

Leveraging leading industry, military and security expertise to deliver proven business solutions.

Read more

Helping clients meet today’s and tomorrow’s evolving cyber security, CMMC, NIST 800-171, IT, border, and infrastructure security challenges.

Read more

With U.S. and global consultants, we support business in countries and with governments around the world.

Read more
Government Relations The SPECTRUM Group

Leveraging our U.S. and global government and industry networks and expertise to support client success.

Read more
Energy and Environment

Supporting technology and innovation for sustainability, climate change, and energy and environmental security and law.

Read more
Healthcare and Bio Science

Enabling strategic and successful entry into healthcare industries and navigation of federal and industry requirements.

Read more