• Aerospace & Aviation

  • Supporting Clients in Transactions and Strategy Engagements Across the Supply Chain

    Fairmont Consulting Group supports clients in transactions and strategy engagements across the supply chain for aviation & aerospace companies. Fairmont addresses defence, commercial, business, and general aviation segments, including both fixed and rotary wing, and airframes, systems, and engines. Fairmont has extensive experience assisting companies that focus on OE or aftermarket production, maintenance, repair and overhaul, Used Serviceable Materials, and flight operations, as well as related aviation technologies and services.

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Just over a year ago, commercial aerospace leaders were wrestling with the challenge of the record aircraft production rates required to satisfy growing global demand. Then the pandemic hit, and we worked with clients to meet entirely new challenges. As the market continues to evolve, some key strategic questions in aerospace will remain and other new questions will emerge:
  • Evolution of aircraft and engine OEM competitive dynamics, including changing plans for new aircraft introduction
  • Impacts of rapidly changing production rates, and lingering impact to supply chain versus top-line trajectories
  • Reliability of the aerospace supply chain (particularly at the Tier 2 level and below)
  • Recovery of the aftermarket in light of deferred maintenance, and increasing impetus towards alternative solutions
  • Technologies to improve passenger flight experience within strict size, weight and power constraints
  • Technologies to improve engine fuel efficiency, reliability and maintainability while reducing carbon dioxide emissions
Business aviation operators, investors and suppliers will face many of the same challenges as their commercial aerospace counterparts, as well as more segment-specific issues including:
  • Near-term and long-term OE demand outlook across geographies and classes of business jet
  • Shifting attitudes towards private aviation following the pandemic
  • New platform launches and associated opportunities for suppliers
  • Evolution of aftermarket maintenance and support services
  • Introduction of new avionics and cabin technology
  • Effects on the aftermarket of calendar and On Condition maintenance in light of pandemic impacts to utilisation
Fairmont has supported a wide range of engagements across the aerospace sector, including:
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    Vendor Due Diligence of a Tier 1 engine component supplier

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    Vendor Due Diligence of a composite raw material provider for next generation commercial and business aviation engines

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    Strategic assessment of long-term demand for aircraft assembly automation and other production equipment

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    Diligence of a major aeroengine and airframe structural castings supplier

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    Due Diligence of a Ground Support Equipment provider serving commercial, business, and defence aviation

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    Diligence of a provider of aerospace metal processing services for commercial, business, and military aviation markets