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.
Hawksland were engaged several times by our company. I was impressed with their drive, determination, assertion tool knowledge and their very structured way of working. They far exceeded their targets.Horst SchoettnerHead of Product ManagementPFW Aerospace AG
“Hawksland have huge drive, combined with strong and detailed knowledge of the aerospace industry. They’re strategically strong and results driven.”Wim JagtenbergDirector of ProcurementFokker Aerostructures BV.
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