Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre of Applied Research Technology

Nimble, Lean Approaches in Business Aviation MRO


Although LEAN has been applied extensively in the manufacturing industry and larger MRO organizations, initial studies by the Amsterdam University of Applied Science showed that smaller MRO's lag behind with the implementation of LEAN principles.

This case study presents a method for LEAN roll-out at JetSupport, a small business aviation MRO. Initial LEAN trials with small processes have showed potential and lessons learned resulted in a more effective company-wide LEAN roll-out being implemented.

Reference Stander, A. & van Deursen, T. (2011), Nimble, Lean Approaches in Business Aviation MRO , Aviation Week Lean Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma for MRO Europe, 16-17 November,2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
16 November 2011

Publication date

Nov 2011


van Deursen, T.