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Leveraging Performance in Aircraft Maintenance

In today’s constantly changing market environment, the aviation industry is facing diverse challenges such as declining ticket fares, strong susceptibility to political proceedings and increasing competition. These challenges are forcing all industry entities to take corrective action, also in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) segment.

As costs for aircraft maintenance account for approximately 15% of an airline’s total direct operating costs (DOCs), strategies to maintain these costs at a low level play a vital role in the airline’s financial management. Improving a carrier’s financial situation means, amongst other things, reducing maintenance costs and increasing aircraft utilization.

In this context, Lufthansa Consulting has analyzed the differing needs of premium carriers and low-cost carriers, and has also found a solution that will enable MRO market participants to lower maintenance costs sustainably and at the same time increase their performance efficiency. The aviation experts have developed an integrated approach focused specifically on the airline’s organizational structure, fleet composition and resource management – a proven way to increase an airline’s or MRO service provider’s competitiveness.

Read more in the latest White Paper of Lufthansa Consulting’s Solution Group Maintenance & Engineering.

Award

Best of Consulting

Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting 2018" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The aviation consultants took part in this competition for the first time and achieved their goal straight away with first place in the category “Competitive Strategy”. The award went to a project which was successfully completed with Czech Airlines (CSA), the national airline of the Czech Republic. Lufthansa Consulting and CSA jointly developed an ancillary revenue strategy and a branded fares concept. The implementation of the overall project resulted in a significant increase in ancillary revenues and thus in a positive operating profit for Czech Airlines.