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The Aviation Industry

The Aviation Industry is one of the most important industry sectors as it connects people and goods from all corners of the globe. The aviation sector has always had its highs and lows due to various factors. It is one of the most challenging sectors to be a part of during times of recession. The industry has typically bounced back strongly from every economic downturn, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been an acute challenge. The recent global health crisis has led to the closure of many airlines and companies that are part of the entire aviation supply chain. 

The Aviation Industry and Valenta

The Aviation and Aviation Supply sectors are ones that require high capital investments and little margin for error.  It is because of these factors that big macro trends can have an oversized burden on the space. This industry and sector require excellence in process. It also requires diligence when it comes to cost efficiency.  Valenta can help our clients with both process and efficiency, and we are focused on midsized companies who have not always had access to top notch outside consulting talent, staffing solutions or software integration. 

Top Challenges for the Aviation Industry

Based on our experience and conversations with clients.

Below are the top challenges faced by todays Aviation and Aviation Supply industries. Valenta can assist with all of these challenges through a combination of Process Consulting, Digital Transformation and Staff Augmentation :

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  • Margin pressure
  • Cost reduction and containment
  • Aging equipment, fleets, and parts
  • Legacy technology platforms
  • Pilot and Staffing shortages
  • Climate change and weather disruption
  • Fossil fuel price volatility
  • Economic volatility
  • Government regulation
  • Increasing air cargo demands
  • Business travel uncertainty
  • Profitable process improvement

How Valenta Can Assist the Aviation Industry

Valenta can help Aviation Industry companies better deal with the global changes taking place in their industry.  Increased competition by discount carriers and pilot shortages are one macro trend. Aging fleets and squeezed margins also affect the industry and its suppliers. Global health emergencies and the inability to fly due to climate change-related weather disturbances add even more challenges. Supply chain issues and the volatility of the price of fossil fuels also weigh heavily on this sector and its suppliers. Valenta can help by making all the back office tasks and functions, supply and logistics, and customer and vendor engagements as efficient as possible.  Valenta can help drive improved bottom-line results so that the maximum level of capital can be allocated to making sure there are pilots to fly planes, the latest equipment and parts, and the best technology and AI to serve the logistics aspect of the business. 

Valenta can assist Aviation and Aviation Supply companies in the following ways. 

Process

Process

Aviation and Aviation Supply companies cannot afford to waste time or have inefficiencies in their organizations. We look for waste in all processes and have staff available for process mapping, task mapping and business optimization. 

Repeatability, Execution

Execution

Excellence in execution is essential in all industries but in Aviation where safety is crucial and margins are tight, it is especially the case. Great ideas and goals are only the beginning. Successfully implementing new strategies, projects, and plans is the difference between success and failure. We help our Aviation and Aviation Supply clients flawlessly execute. 

innovation

Innovation

Innovation is a key to success for all businesses. Competition, customers, and the business environment are always changing. Innovation is how Aviation and Aviation Supply companies can stay ahead of the competition and serve their customers the best. We help our clients in this space to be nimble and stay ahead of the curve. 

strategy

Strategy

Developing and executing the right growth strategies is critical.  Constantly reacting is not good, proactivity is.  Our Aviation and Aviation Supply clients benefit from bringing in our expertise for hire. We can provide an actionable strategies for our client companies plus detailed plans for how to get desired outcomes and results.

Digital-Transformation

Digital Transformation

There is a growing need for Aviation and Aviation Supply companies to automate and adapt to new technologies and ways of doing business. Yet having these skill sets in-house can be challenging. Valenta implements solutions such as RPA and Conversational-AI for businesses of all sizes at competitive pricing.  Conversational AI is especially useful to address customers quickly. 

Growth

Growth

In today’s environment, a business grows or dies.  One of the most painful challenges is sustainable and profitable growth. Unprofitable growth will put aviation companies and their suppliers out of business. Our team of partners, consultants, developers, and back office staff can implement a myriad of growth strategies for Aviation and Aviation Supply clients. 

Profits

Profits

The bottom line is crucial.  Profits power innovation.  Having the resources to remain competitive are key for our Aviation and Aviation Supply clients. Valenta can identify opportunities for efficiency gains and can provide ROIs for all client projects. 

Support, Staff

Staffing

If current Aviation and Aviation Supply employees are under-skilled or not able to fulfill the requirements of positions, Valenta’s team of educated, certified, and fully trained individuals can meet them. Hiring is time-consuming and there are not always skills available within budget.  Staff Augmentation can bridge the gap of requirements and economics. 

Services Valenta Provides for the Aviation Industry and Aviation Supply Companies

Consulting

Consulting

An end-to-end solution, from strategy to implementation. Specializing in turning strategies into measurable and sustainable results.

Valenta provides Consulting services that can be of great value to the Aviation Industry and Aviation Suppliers.  We can assist companies in this space streamline their back office, supply chains, order entry, billing, customer support, accounting, finance, and HR processes for peak efficiency and the lowest cost.  Savings generated can be devoted to improving fleets, enhancing infrastructure, hiring pilots, or upgrading legacy software platforms.  Valenta can also look for ways to use AI and ML to define the best routes, resource allocation and more.

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Digital-Transformation

Digital Transformation

Streamline workflows and improve productivity across business units. Implementing powerful tools to provide businesses with an unparalleled competitive edge.

Valenta Digital Transformation services can streamline back-office processes by leveraging RPA and Conversational AI. These same tools can be leveraged for customer and vendor engagement and supply and logistics. ML and AI can also be deployed as a service for products or service for managing equipment, staff, and customers.  All Valenta services are offered in a flexible managed model and are easy to scale up and ramp down.  All of this can be of great value to the Aviation Industry and Aviation Suppliers. 

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Support, Staff

Staff Augmentation

Focus on growing your business, let us take care of the rest and save up to 60% on staffing costs.

Aviation Industry and Aviation Suppliers can also benefit from Valenta Staff Augmentation services.  Hard to fill Data Analysts and Big Data Specialists can be supplied as well as Software Developers to improve operations.  Back office roles can be filled quickly and cost-effectively so that the maximum amount of resources can be dedicated to high-value front-line positions.  Other strategic roles can also be prioritized.

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Heat Maps for Aviation Industry Processes

Many processes lend themselves to automation in the Aviation Industry and the Aviation Supply space. Please find the following Heat Maps highlighting Supply Chain and Customer Support areas that are the best places to start with automation and digital transformation. 

Supply Chain Management

Customer Support

Automation and the Aviation Industry

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There has never been a better time to implement Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in this space. Everyday airlines deal with massive volumes of tasks be it bookings, cancellations, or refunds. These tasks put tons of pressure on the human workforce across finance, accounting, human resources, IT, procurement, and administration.  This sector is a huge employer and therefore deals with thousands of employees and their queries plus handling passengers and cargo.  Aviation is a 24/7/365 endeavor, companies that have embraced automation have been able to save massive costs and streamline their operations. However, for midsized suppliers and local and regional carriers across emerging markets, RPA is still at a fairly nascent stage.  Valenta can help with this as we are focused on midsized enterprises. 

There are multiple areas in which RPA can assist. RPA and chatbots can help manage passengers and cargo queries to internal client requirements across various departments, ground handling, in-flight catering, aircraft maintenance schedules, crew management and rostering, and much more. The sooner this technology is adopted, the companies in this sector can operate with greater efficiencies, increased turnarounds, improved productivity, and provide enriched customer experience and on-time service and performance.

Why AI for the Aviation Industry

  • Rapidly identify defects without human error
  • Reduce maintenance errors on aircraft (making up 1/3 of hazards between 1988-2013)
  • Automate warehouse systems reducing 75% of time waste on maintenance tasks
  • Increase competitiveness by passing on reduced costs to passengers

*McKinsey, A Future That Works

Use Cases for Automation in the Aviation Industry

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing & Production Management
  • Better use of Legacy Software
  • Surveillance
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Training
  • Staffing & Recruiting
  • Flight Operations
  • Flight Monitoring

Insights for the Aviation Industry

Please find these White Papers that will be of interest to those in the Aviation Industry.

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How Can Midsized Companies Benefit from Staff Augmentation

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How Can Midsized Companies Benefit from Digital Marketing

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How Can Midsized Companies Benefit from Digital Transformation

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Top Conversational AI Use Cases Valenta & OneReach.ai

Find a Partner

Aviation companies can benefit from Valenta services. We have partners and staff onboard who understand this sector and who have experience in it. Everything we do at Valenta is about helping companies focus on and have time for what they do best and their core mission. We do this through process consulting, digital transformation, the automation of tasks, and by providing staff augmentation. Valenta is focused exclusively on SMB clients, typically enterprise customers with 10-1,000 employees. We have Managing Partners located in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, the EU, and Australia. Our Managing Partners work with other onshore consultants, plus offshore consultants, developers, and managers of outsourced staff to deliver the best services to our clients. Please reach out here to locate a Managing Partner in your area.

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