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.
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