Industries

Aerospace and Defense

Are you making the best use of productive time? We have deep expertise in all aspects of aerospace and defense, across all major geographies.

Industry expertise in large-scale aerospace and defense projects

With large, capital-intensive projects such as those in aerospace and defense, you need to be reducing costs, transforming operations and effectively managing unexpected disruptions. During this people sometimes get forgotten. Companies then wonder why productivity and return on investment is not good enough.

It is difficult. And yet we do it for our clients every day. And the results we deliver last.

Proudfoot capabilities

  • Do you need to improve throughput?
  • Do you need to optimize the supply chain?
  • Do you need to install automation and train your employees to adapt?
  • Do you need to improve safety and security?
  • Do you need to install continuous improvement?

We achieve this by focusing on your people. We use our know-how of the aerospace and defense industry to design and implement best practices and training on scheduling, supply chain, maintenance, safety and operations. Reducing overtime hours, operating penalties and crew fatigue, we facilitate employees’ ability to direct efforts towards maximizing asset utilization, cost reduction and safe delivery of services.

As we work together with the people doing the work we uncover processes that are not required or can be fixed to save lost time. Simple fixes costing a few dollars can save minutes here and there saving thousands of dollars over the year. Fixing the frustrations of the people means more engagement from the team and a better work culture.

What if you could...

  • Get a significantly delayed $150M military contract back to on-time status in only 12 weeks?
  • Deliver a 15% improvement in both Cycle Time and Productivity within 12 months and reflect it in your budget?
  • Find an extra hour of maintenance time in your 4-hour overnight maintenance window, develop the roadmap to realize that additional hour, and do it all with safety in mind?
  • Advance your existing cost reduction effort, maximize the utilization of resources and reduce the need for additional capital expenditures?

...with Proudfoot you can!

Our clients

Featured results

Increase operational performance: “We are impressed by your capacity to implement and put in place a ‘Coup de Boost.’ After previous projects in operational areas, we wanted to try your methodology on the SG&A costs, and it was the best decision. We need to continue working with you and your methodology as it really succeeds.” Company CEO

Case studies

Compress Turnaround Times: A global airline wanted to increase the certainty of aircraft turnaround time during light checks while also avoiding AOG incidences.  The airline was particularly concerned about delays over 60 minutes and the knock-on disruption i.e. forced crew and plane changes, catering changes, hotel bills, and reputational damage.

Transform Operations: The Head of Aircraft Maintenance for a major seasonal airline needed to transform their UK-based operations to remain competitive, reduce turnaround time to absorb previously outsourced aircraft C-Checks, and maintain high levels of service.

Areas of impact

  • Supply Chain
  • Asset Management
  • Engineering
  • Contract and Vendor Management
  • Sales Force Effectiveness
  • Transformation Design and Management
  • Operational Improvement
  • Fleet Optimization
  • Procurement
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Ground Support Optimization

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