Regional Market Russia
The Russian Federation stands out as a high-growth region for the aviation industry even among the BRIC countries with promising opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders. Lufthansa Consulting clients include airlines, airports and aviation authorities as well as related industries such as ground handling companies, cargo terminal operators, aircraft manufacturers and financial institutions. Our experts, including Russian speakers, are ready to assist you and find solutions to match your aviation business needs. Our clients range from global network airlines to medium size and small regional carriers, large aviation hubs and small regional airports. We look forward to working with you.
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When Covid-19 hit a prospering industry, the effects were substantial. Significant capacity adjustments led to a wave of unprecedented challenges for aircraft operators. The impact affected all relevant divisions of operators and premature lease returns leaving parked aircraft on the agenda.
During Covid-19 the pressure on material management reduced as a result of fewer material requests and the possibility of borrowing spares from parked aircraft. Nevertheless, the time to get prepared for the post-Covid-19 period has arrived.
Advanced software solutions, big data and digitalization may give advanced opportunities to predict material requirements. However, these systems usually do not correctly handle a demand situation such as during a pandemic and the related material consumption. Using historical data, such systems may miscalculate the real demand. Therefore, it is crucial that material planning experts understand how to handle the systematic calculation to avoid shortcomings in the post-pandemic period. Relying on system forecasts only may become a dangerous undertaking in the near future.
Our observation is that the typical material planning function does not exist in many companies. The title ‘Material Planner’ may be registered in the staff list but the function is usually limited to ‘performing what the system says’, or ‘responding to actual maintenance requests’. The blind trust in computer systems, combined with material planning which never had to perform detailed calculations of spares, may become a problem in material provisioning.
The fundamental question will be: Is material planning aware of the revised tasks and are the planning staff able to fulfill the additional requirements?
Read the full article for an overview of the most common problems in material management for airline operators and MROs with recommendations on how to act in preparation for post-Covid19.
In this episode, we discuss airline consolidation: something which aviation experts expect to intensify once the COVID-19 standstill is over. What forms of airline operational integrations are common? What are the most important considerations, but also challenges when integrating airlines operationally?
Our experts have worked on operational integration projects in the past and share their experiences and learnings with the listeners.
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Dominique Bayer – Consultant and expert in crew management
Martin Sedláček– Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Flight Operations & Safety Management
Truly listening to your customers will benefit your business – a statement many managers have become accustomed to hearing. In order to deliver on that promise, customer experience measures need to be orchestrated along the customer journey and in accordance with actual customer needs: Here’s a quick guide on how to exploit the potential and reap the benefits of customer experience.
A focused view on the customer
In an increasingly faster spinning world, where technologies disrupt businesses and incumbents need to think about strategies how to prevail against new market entrants, neglecting customer experience might be a ‘dangerous’ undertaking. Now that the aviation market is seriously struck by the Covid-19 crisis, it is all the more important to choose the right portfolio of customer experience measures. It is of paramount importance to reestablish customer satisfaction and, thus, reap benefits from short-term measures quickly as well as make the right decisions for longer-term investments today in order to, ultimately, find a fast track out of the crisis and stay relevant in the future.
Customer experience is not an end in itself but rather an overarching concept that needs to be orchestrated carefully with regards to investment, timing, and in accordance with customer needs in order to produce the much sought-after return on investment.
Further insights from Lufthansa Consulting’s aviation experts are available here.
Positive news recently broke the doom and gloom that was prevalent for most of 2020 and 2021, as Australia and New Zealand launched an air travel bubble earlier this week. This bubble facilitates travel without the need for testing or quarantines, and is a welcome move for the severely strained travel industry in the region.
The concept of travel bubbles has been around for some time now, yet its realization has been slow. Only very few bubbles have materialized due to concerns over their practicality and the risks to public health. The choice of countries to connect must be taken in a very careful manner, linking countries with similar epidemiological profiles and commitment to reducing the prevalence of COVID-19 in their communities. Further complications arise from the infrastructural challenges of maintaining separation between bubble and non-bubble passengers at airports.
However, the benefits from travel bubbles, if done in a safe way, are tremendous. The bubble between Australia and New Zealand alone has the potential to spur the rebound of volumes that topped 6 million annual passengers in 2019. Travel bubbles are an essential stepping stone for a staged and controlled recovery.
In this article, Johann Gies and Arvind Chandrasekhar explore the concept of travel bubbles further, assess past attempts at establishing bubbles and define the facilitators required for a smooth rollout. The authors also identify potential new travel bubbles by ranking markets on a ten-point scale, considering epidemiology, vaccines and traffic volumes.
Processes and procedures were improved to conform with EASA requirements, particularly in material related activities. The airline achieved the first steps towards compliance both as an organization and as a maintenance organization.
Independent and professional market potential analysis and traffic forecast for the Russian airport with capacity requirements analysis. Benefits were a clear understanding of the Russian market dynamics and the potential of the airport at national level, network development opportunities, quantification of the traffic potential of the airport and flight plan projections for the next 30 years.
Optimized route network of airlines of the Group with regards to their interconnection in order to maximize profitability. Optimized schedule for the five-year period with recommendations for fleet planning strategy. Systematic approach to frequency and capacity changes based on level of contribution of a given route to the Group network and enabled economic based decisions.