Regional Market South America
Since the opening of the first intercontinental flight from Europe to Rio de Janeiro in 1956, aviation has become an important part of the economy of South America.
Although it has faced many challenges, the aviation industry in South America has been growing constantly during the last years. The numbers of passengers travelling within the continent are increasing rapidly, thus demanding more from airlines. Economic stability and higher income allow an increasing number of South Americans to travel for leisure and business purposes. The necessity for improvements in security measures leads to better decision making by airlines and airport companies, as well as by the highest authority in aviation-the Civil Aviation Authority.
The demand derived from international events, such as the World Soccer Championship 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016, speed up growth and create the necessity for detailed planning and appropriate solution finding. Lufthansa Consulting supports the effective, fast and transparent development of such projects.
World Routes is the global meeting place for every airline, airport and aviation stakeholder. The event presents an unrivalled platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop and plan network strategy on a global scale. Providing unique cost and time-saving benefits, World Routes is an important event in the aviation calendar and attracts the most senior decision makers from the world’s leading aviation organisations.
Over three concentrated business days, 3,000 delegates will take part in over 13,000 face-to-face meetings to discuss new and existing air services. Industry experts provide valuable insights into key air service development issues currently affecting the route development community. World Routes brings together top-level speakers from across the sphere of aviation, including airlines, airports, destinations, aircraft manufacturers and more, to discuss the most pressing issues facing aviation now and beyond.
Visit the Lufthansa Consulting booth number 11 in the exhibition area. Our delegates look forward to discussing your most pressing issues and your plans for the future.
Lufthansa Consulting has been involved in several helicopter safety and operations projects so it was with great interest that our Solution Group Flight Operations and Safety Management visited Airbus Helicopters to learn about their newest products and services. Airbus Helicopters has very high safety standards and the company is constantly striving for further excellence. Lufthansa Consulting has profound expertise in flight operations and a safety reputation in the fixed wing area. The consultants aimed to learn from Airbus in order to develop best practices in the rotary wing area, but also to discover opportunities for cooperation.
Head of Aviation Safety Management and International Quality Network, Matthias Klein, welcomed the group and showed them the new production line for the new model (H160) where the production process has been significantly optimized and shortened.
The visit provided both an exciting and valuable chance to learn more about modern helicopter production. “It was a fantastic opportunity to experience helicopters being produced live. I found the insights into their Safety Management System (SMS) for test flights extremely interesting” commented Liége Emmerz, Partner and Head of the Solution Group Flight Operations and Safety Management.
The safety standards at Airbus Helicopters are incredibly high throughout the whole value chain from conception to production, through to the test flights and the daily operation by clients. “I found the presentation about accident analysis particularly impressive and valuable” said Harald Berg, Managing Consultant.
Lufthansa Consulting has been working in the helicopter business for many years. We have supported Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.), the largest Brazilian oil and gas company, in flight safety issues related to their helicopter fleet since 2005. The cooperation has been so successful that Lufthansa Consulting opened an office in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. Our experts have excellent knowledge of the helicopter market in Latin and South America, which is an important region for Airbus. In Russia and the CIS our aviation consultants have project experience supporting oil and gas companies to help improve their helicopter operations
Lufthansa Consulting offers professional support to clients aiming to improve the safety mangement of their helicopter operations. Our flight safety expertise combined with our understanding of the strict requirements for helicopter operations specifically in the oil and gas industry is a great benefit for helicopter operators. Our consultants help oil & gas companies to achieve new standards in flight safety and to make this a requirement in contracts with their helicopter and/or fixed wing operators too.
The headquarters of Airbus Helicopters, which our consultants visited, is located at Marseille International Airport in Marignane, France. 8000 employees build a range of helicopters for both military and civilian purposes. The company has a worldwide market share of 54% with 413 contracted orders in 2018 from 158 clients in 47 countries.
GAD Americas is the region's leading event focused on airport financing and development. The 2019 agenda focuses on disruptors transforming the airport industry, the latest revisions of the FAA Act, balancing risk and reward in airport projects and strategies to maximize non-aeronautical revenue. The event brings together CEOs and senior decision-makers from some of the most prominent airports, airlines, municipalities, investors and solutions providers from across the Americas and beyond. There will be sessions focussing on customizing the passenger journey, digital strategies in action for airports and the latest from airport development in Brazil.
Meet our Managing Director, Dr Andreas Jahnke at this event.
Governments and stakeholders often aspire to creating larger airports to cope with growing capacity demands. But is expansion always the best course of action?
It is important to take a longer-term view and consider the full range of potential options. Airport expansion projects should always be supported by a solid professional analysis, including market potential analysis, long-term market forecasting and a thorough evaluation of the existing structure, including its efficiency.
In the case of a real need to expand the current airport structure, the market potential, with a strong economic vision, must define the size and the goals of the project. It is crucial to avoid unnecessary and costly developments, which might financially affect business results. Additionally, a proven solid experience in project management is essential to ensure the smooth development of the project, to mitigate risks and to lead the project to a successful conclusion.
Our consultant team based in Brazil presented the Lufthansa Consulting approach to airport expansion at the Latin America Airport Expansion Summit in Sao Paulo. The event was particularly relevant as throughout Brazil the entire transportation networks are being modernized to support the current dynamic change and economic growth. Investments are being planned to enable the airports to improve their infrastructure and prepare for increased capacity as demand grows.
Our Senior Consultant, Bruno Picinatti, spoke about the many aspects to be considered before planning the expansion of an airport.
Lufthansa Consulting launches a brand new corporate video as a further basis for dialogue with clients in digital media.
The film, which is available on the Lufthansa Consulting YouTube channel, shows the exciting developments in the aviation business and some of the major challenges like increasing competition, digitalization, capacity constraints or efficiency demands. With powerful images from aviation and consultants at work, it demonstrates that our clients can rely on us as an experienced and innovative partner in this environment.
Lufthansa Consulting is an award-winning consultancy working on projects throughout the world. One of the key messages in the film is that our consultants speak the clients' language, listen to their specific needs and work closely with them to implement the solutions devised in projects.
As the only airline-affiliated management consulting firm with a great passion for the aviation business we would love to be challenged by you!
Enjoy our new video and feel free to contact us at any time!
Improved safety levels through standardized procedures and implementation of higher operations standards. Staff training and audits ensure conformity with higher standards and continued improvements.
To secure the future viability and growth of the airline, Lufthansa Consulting optimized the route network and identified new potential markets. Recommendations for short and long term fleet planning were defined to support the network optimization.
The efficiency of the existing cargo terminal facilities was improved to handle the future cargo demand until at least 2018. The client is the number one freight airport in Brazil with a terminal area of 96,000sqm handling 439,000t of cargo per year.