Thomas (“Tom”) Crabtree is regional director – Airline Market Analysis for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, a position he has held for over two decades. As regional director, Crabtree currently researches air cargo industry issues, with specific responsibility for serving airlines in the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He is the primary author and chief editor of the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast.
The forecast is published in even-numbered years and is considered a leading information resource for the industry. Crabtree’s expertise on commercial air cargo trends and military airlift has played a key role in Boeing product strategy and product-development efforts.
Tom has been with the Boeing Company since 1991. While with Boeing, he has held positions in Sales Support Engineering, Flight Operations Engineering and Marketing. While in the Marketing organization at Boeing, he also has worked in Product Analysis and Airline Economics.
As an economic analyst, Crabtree built aircraft operating cost models for start-up carriers based in the CIS, VIP aircraft operators and all-cargo carriers. Tom holds a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the University of Kansas, and he received a certificate in Russian technical language translation from Novosibirsk State University.