Characteristics of the industry

  • Complex maintenance processes and high safety requirements characterize the Aviation MRO division
  • Strong fleet growth will lead to continuous growth in the MRO sector in the coming years

Typical challenges

  • Maintenance programs must also be adapted when new aircraft types with new technologies are introduced
  • Aircraft and component manufacturers have recognized the MRO sector  as an attractive market segment
  • In order to benefit from future market growth existing MRO service providers must pay attention to their costs
  • Airlines demand higher aircraft availability hereby pressuring MRO service providers to further reduce their throughput times

Potential fields of consulting

  • Line Maintenance: Reduction of costs by optimizing or outsourcing, reduction of processing time by coordinating intersections, introduction of performance management, training, coaching, among others
  • Components and Engines: All of above as well as capability enhancements, expansion of production capacities and efficiencies by applying factory planning, among others
  • CAMO and Engineering: Adjustment of maintenance plans to increase aircraft availability, introduction of performance management, among others
  • Logistics and Purchasing: Reduction of material costs through efficient inventory management, design of a more efficient supply chain, review of contract structures, among others
  • Aircraft recycling: Reduction of lead time by improving processes, review of receivables management, among others


  • Reduction of maintenance costs and improvement of availability for an international helicopter manufacturer
  • Capacity increase at an international business jet OEM by implementing operational excellence
  • Reduction of operating costs and turnaround time for engine overhaul at a global MRO provider
  • Improvement of turnaround times for certain workshop components for an African airline


Detlev Jeske, CEO lumics

Detlev Jeske