Ravin J. Appadoo

Ravin J. Appadoo

Ravin Appadoo is a seasoned aviation professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry. As an Aviation Fuel Consultant, his work involves conducting research, feasibility studies, market analysis, training and audit work for airlines, airports, oil companies and such organizations as the International Air Transport Association, the United Nations and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Until 2005, Ravin Appadoo was Assistant Director Fuel Services at IATA, working from the Montreal Office where he was the focal point for all technical fuel work for the commercial airline industry. He also led the work of important industry groups, serving as Secretary to the Aviation Fuel Working Group and Administrator of the IATA Fuel Quality Pool. Ravin is currently a Fuel Consultant for IATA and runs several Fuel Management courses for the association. Ravin is also an Aviation Fuel Safety expert for ICAO, responsible for the design review of new airport fuel infrastructure worldwide.

Prior to joining IATA, Ravin had a 15-year career at Air Mauritius, the national airline of Mauritius. His experience with the airline covered a diverse portfolio of responsibilities ranging from engineering maintenance and airport operations through to strategic fuel procurement, financial risk management and aviation insurance.

Ravin is an engineer by training, holding a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Surrey University and a PhD in Air Transport Economics from Cranfield University, U.K. His doctoral research work focused on jet fuel and the impact of changing specifications on supply, distribution and price.