Oliver Wyman

Maintenance Programs


From entry into service through bridging, Oliver Wyman CAVOK optimizes operator maintenance programs through each phase of the fleet’s life cycle.

We influence the profit margins, fleet performance, and reliability for the top air carriers in the global market by optimizing the maintenance program efficiency and effectiveness.

A key function of Continuing Analysis Surveillance System (CASS) is to determine the effectiveness of scheduled maintenance through analysis of the operational and discrepancy data.

Oliver Wyman CAVOK standardized processes and proprietary applications positively complement the administration of an air carrier’s Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) functions: initial program development, program updates, enterprise resource planning system support, program assessment, check package optimization, gap analysis, acquisitions, bridging, and work instruction management. 

Increasing the maintenance program effectiveness and efficiency results in significant cost savings, increases aircraft availability, while also managing compliance, safety, and removing unnecessary work.

Oliver Wyman CAVOK has adapted these proven aviation Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) philosophies to rail assets to enable data analysis-based adjustments to the maintenance programs for locomotives and other assets that optimize their availability.


Case Studies


Oliver Wyman CAVOK's structure and approach to the project was very good. We could tell quickly that this wasn't their "first rodeo". It gave us confidence in the deliverables and conclusions.
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Maintenance Program Development

Oliver Wyman CAVOK work directly with aviation and rail carriers to develop new maintenance programs

Maintenance Program Gap Analysis

Oliver Wyman CAVOK will analyze an existing maintenance program to identify gaps to the ideal state

Maintenance Program Assessment

Oliver Wyman CAVOK will assess a rail or aviation maintenance program and benchmark the program against industry best-in-class programs

Maintenance Program Optimization

Oliver Wyman CAVOK will work alongside rail and aviation carriers to implement changes to the existing maintenance program

Maintenance Program Bridging

Oliver Wyman CAVOK will work directly with aviation and rail clients to complete the bridging requirements before transitioning an asset to a new maintenance program

Maintenance Program Work Instruction

Oliver Wyman CAVOK will produce a detailed work instruction for a maintenance program, enabling the continuation of best practices long after the conclusion of an engagement

Enterprise Resource Planning Support

Oliver Wyman CAVOK provides aviation and rail clients optimal labor allocations to maximize effectiveness and reduce costs

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  • CAVOK VP Tom Cooper says “fleet of the future is here… it’s a great time to be in commercial aviation!” Read More