Lufthansa Consulting has founded Lufthansa Consulting Ltda. (Limitada), a legal entity in Brazil as the representative and operational base for its activities in South America. The opening of an office in Rio de Janeiro demonstrates the significance of this market for the aviation consultancy and reinforces the company’s close-to-clients philosophy. The aviation industry in this region has been growing constantly during the last years.
Ms. Liége Emmerz, Lufthansa Consulting’s Associate Partner responsible for South America, has been appointed Administrative Officer of the local company. With this step Lufthansa Consulting plans to create new consultancy jobs to high potential Brazilian experts within an attractive aviation environment. The consulting services for clients in this region are the perfect mixture of local know-how and cultural understanding combined with international industry best practice in aviation.
The management consultancy has supported the aviation sector as well as related industries, such as logistics companies and railway companies or ports throughout the world for over 25 years. In South America the most relevant issues are airport privatization, airport management, air cargo, airline low-cost topics and network management as well as operational excellence.
One of the key ongoing projects in South America is the implementation of flight safety management systems, among many other projects, at Brazil’s leading national oil company Petrobras. They operate the largest oil company helicopter fleet worldwide. Further recent assignments include the cargo terminal enhancement at GRU International Airport in São Paulo, and the network optimization and fleet plan validation at Brazil’s regional carrier TRIP Airlines.
“The core of our company philosophy is regional responsibility and 100 percent customer focus. The establishment of a subsidiary in Brazil with an office in Rio is the logical next step in our business development. We aim to be as accessible as possible to our clients, like Petrobras, in the South American region”, says Lufthansa Consulting’s Managing Director Dr. Andreas Jahnke.
”I am very pleased that we are now closer to our customers in South America and strive for supporting them in optimizing their performance”, adds Lufthansa Consulting’s Liége Emmerz. “Brazil is our key country in South America since it continues to show potential growth in the aviation business and strong needs for investments in the related infrastructure. We are looking forward to support those developments, building on excellent existing relationships and viable chances to grow further.”