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Hawksland generate 20% man hour savings for Aircraft MRO facility

Hawksland’s client, a leading group of aerospace companies, commissioned Hawksland to conduct a health check on its underperforming AMRO and CMRO operations at its Aircraft Services Division.

The assignment entailed performing a detailed audit and health check of our clients’ underperforming USA & Asia aircraft MRO & CMRO facilities. Our report, led to Hawksland being requested to implement a phased improvement programme. Our approach focused on cultural & organisation changes in which we engaged one of our leading MRO experts on an Interim Magement basis to embed lean principles. Value stream mapping identified information & materials flow waste reduction which was subsequently streamlined. Additional activities we led were the revamping of the hangar; introduced 5S; visual;workplace; policy deployment; Kaizen events; leadership and team development.

As a consequence of the work undertaken we helped our client achieve 20% man-hour savings on the Asian aircraft MRO activities freeing capacity and better asset utilisation. The work performed at the clients USA CMRO activities led to $2.3m savings.

Project Testimonials

We engaged Hawksland because they convinced us they could manage a complex weight reduction, integration and certification program. I am pleased to recommend and thank them for their dedication in completing their assignment within a very tight timescale.

Jens HinrichsenA380 VTP Program DirectorAirbus Group

Hawksland Associates are proven experts in aerospace and defence. They deliver excellent results at great value.

Dr Jens FranzeckVice President A400MAirbus Group

I worked with Gary Windas – Hawksland’s MD in the early stages of his career. It was clear even then that he was a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a real thirst for knowledge in the industry. Highly recommended.

Ian EtheringtonProject Director at BAE Systems Military Air and InformationBAE Systems