About Us


About Us

In 2005, traffic in the Asia-Pacific region soared by a solid 7% on intercontinental flights and 8% on intra-regional services. Growth in airline activity in the region continues to accelerate, with large increases in China flights and low-cost operations expanding fast. However, in recent years, the Asian-Pacific aviation industry has become increasingly competitive due to a changing regulatory environment and the emergence of low-cost airlines.
In this rapidly developing environment, Conobbys Aviation Consulting (established 2001) has been a highly reputable partner, providing tailored solutions to aviation companies.
Our specialist knowledge and understanding of local regulations has enabled our clients to operate in a more cost-effective way through faster access to the market and through more streamlined operations.


Seiji Shirane holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Electronics Engineering from Kyushu University in Japan and has amassed more than thirty years of experience in the aviation industry.

He started his career in 1975 with Japan Airlines (Tokyo, Japan) as an Avionics Engineer and was later involved in aircraft planning, selection and certification.

In 1986, he was recruited by Boeing (Seattle, US) as a Flight Deck Engineer and designed the B747-400 flight deck in consultation with key government and airline customers like Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways, ANA and Japan Airlines.

He returned to Japan Airlines (JAL) in 1990 where he was responsible for ETOPS certification of the B767 fleet and the introduction of the B777. Later he held a managerial position in JAL’s maintenance engineering department.

In 1997, he was the driving force behind the launch of Skymark Airlines (Tokyo, Japan). As General Manager Flight Operations Planning he was in charge of airplane and engine selection, pilot recruitment and training, and acquisition of the airline’s Air Operator’s Certificate.

Since 2001, he has provided consultancy services to various aviation companies.