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Airline Maintenance and Technical Operations

Nyras supports the optimisation of high-value areas of spend within airline maintenance and technical operations. This includes end of lease maximisation, engine maintenance strategy and contract negotiation, hangar manpower planning and restructuring, and heavy maintenance contract support. We have also provided experienced Chief Technical Officer and Engineering Director support on both a consultancy and secondment to assist organisational design and contract renegotiation assignments. If required, Nyras can provide expert witness support on cases involving airline technical issues.

Nyras partner, Iain May, leads this area of practice. Iain is a former airline Chief Financial Officer, with extensive airline engineering, financial management and aircraft leasing experience. By combining his skills with those of our operational experts, Nyras is able to offer effective, in-depth cost optimisation solutions for our clients. Iain works closely on assignments with Trish Gray, an industry-recognised powerplant expert; Stuart Schofield, a former airline Technical Director at easyJet and GB Airways; and Burkard Wigger, former Chief Operating Officer and Engineering Director at TUI fly and Thomas Cook. For end of lease assignments, Iain is supported by Nyras partner, Mark Elliott, who has generated substantial cost savings for many of our clients.

Clients approach us for help on a wide range of projects including: planning for end of lease or fleet transition, introducing a new fleet of aircraft, optimising the efficiency of hangar manpower, and supporting heavy maintenance contract negotiations. Nyras will select the team with the most relevant experience for each assignment. Our work typically involves three stages: analysis and strategy, where we identify the base position, and the supporting figures, KPIs and parameters; business case and recommendations, where we identify appropriate alternatives; and finally, implementation support, where we help our clients to put recommendations into practice.

Specialist service offering and key benefits

In undertaking Maintenance and Technical Operations assignments for airlines, we focus on the following key areas:

  • Engine strategy.
  • End of lease compliance.
  • Owned aircraft end of life decisions.
  • Heavy maintenance planning and RFP.
  • Hangar efficiency and manpower planning.
  • Engineering organisation structure reviews.

How can we help?

Please contact us if you would like to speak to our team, or learn more about our work.

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