Fairmont supports clients in transactions and strategy engagements across the supply chain for commercial aerospace and business aviation, including OE and aftermarket production, maintenance, repair and overhaul, flight operations, and related aviation technologies and services.

Fairmont has supported a wide range of engagements across the aerospace sector, including:

  • Diligence of a manufacturer of composite components for commercial aircraft interiors
  • Strategic assessment of long-term demand for aircraft tooling
  • Diligence of an aftermarket services provider offering specialized aerospace distribution and supply chain management support
  • Tactical assessment of near-term business development opportunities for a provider of business aviation interior components
  • Strategic assessment of competitive positioning, near-term pipeline and long-term growth opportunities for a commercial transport jet engine component manufacturer
  • Diligence of a provider of aerospace metal processing services for commercial, business, and military aviation markets

Executives and acquirers in commercial aerospace are wrestling with the challenge of record aircraft production rates required to satisfy growing global demand for air travel. Key strategic questions in commercial aerospace for the years ahead include:

  • Stability/security of commercial transport backlog given underlying global air transport demand
  • Evolution of aircraft and engine OEM competitive dynamics
  • Reliability of the aerospace supply chain (particularly at the Tier 3 level and below)
  • Tools, techniques, systems and processes for improvement of aftermarket/MRO productivity
  • 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 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
  • New platform launches and associated opportunities for suppliers
  • Evolution of aftermarket maintenance and support services
  • Introduction of new avionics and cabin technology