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03.07.2017 10:00 Age: 142 days

PLANITEC and AERTEC Solutions have been awarded by Airbus for programme and project management services.

By: Carl-Friedrich Flothmann

  • After a competitive bidding process, Airbus has renewed it confidence to the consortium led by PLANITEC,enlarging it to all the divisions of the Airbus Group in France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
  • The consortium will address PMO (Project Management Office) services as preferred supplier.
  • PLANITEC will cover the French and German market, while AERTEC Solutions will address Spain and the UK.
  • AERTEC Solutions is already preferred supplier to Airbus in manufacturing engineering services for Airbus'scivil and military aircraft, but thanks to the signing of this contract, the company will be able to take on workloads from any of the Group's divisions.

3rd July 2017. PLANITEC, the project management specialist and AERTEC Solutions, the engineering and consultancy firm specializing in aeronautics, have just signed a new contract with Airbus making them preferred supplier for project and programme management services, known as PMO (Project Management Office). These services include, among others, the deployment and application of project management processes, methods and tools. The wide scope of services notably embraces planning & scheduling, cost control, risk management and above all : project steering to meet the targets.

The partnership formed by PLANITEC and AERTEC Solutions participated in a competitive bidding process which, for the first time, was aimed at covering PMO services for the entire AIRBUS organization. This new contract has an initial duration of three years with possible extension to five years. Both companies will support the management of programmes and projects, principally for Airbus Operations (which includes their civil programs), Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence & Space and PAG, in all countries (France, Germany, Spain and the UK).

AERTEC Solutions is the only Spanish company that has been named preferred supplier to Airbus in PMO services out of all the contracts awarded, although it has previously offered these services to Airbus in the aircraft manufacturer's plants in Getafe and Seville.

One of the main challenges of this contract is to unify the working formula of all Airbus suppliers, uniformly and objectively. In this regard, the experience that both AERTEC Solutions and PLANITEC have as partners in the development of PMO services represents an important advantage when participating in transformation plan that Airbus wants to carry out.

About PLANITEC

PLANITEC is the project management specialist. With over 45 years of experience, our 300 consultants are proud to provide and implement solutions for effective project steering. We work in major industrial fields in France, Germany and all over the world, on many highly complex technical and structural projects.

The company, part of SETEC Group, has been supporting AIRBUS for more than a decade on Transformation initiatives  and for sur new Aircrafts: A350XWB, A400M, A320neo, X6, among others. The company is also providing Consulting and Training to the AIRBUS Group.

About AERTEC Solutions

AERTEC Solutions is an international engineering and consultancy firm specialising in aviation. The company has references from more than 100 international airports spread over 40 countries in five continents and has a
presence in the world's largest aeronautical programmes, including the A350XWB, A400M, A320 and A330MRTT programmes, among others.

The company is currently a Tier 1 preferred supplier of manufacturing engineering services and programme management to the Airbus Group for its civil and military aircraft, in addition to providing its know-how and experience in industrialisation activities, manufacturing support, assembly and design, production support and testing systems engineering, in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain, with exclusive contracts in the latter two countries.

The company employs a team of over 500 professional experts in aviation and has offices in Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Colombia and the United States.

The company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by putting together a programme of commemorative actions and events that, towards the end of the year, will include a professional congress on airports. It is also holding monthly working breakfasts with a variety of relevant players in the technology and aerospace areas, with whom it is sharing its vision for the next 20 years.

For further information:

Benoît Guilet - Planitec
Landline: (+33) 5 61 58 96 46
Mobile: (+33) 6 13 27 13 64

Celia Ruiz – AERTEC Solutions
Landline: (+34) 954 62 27 27
Mobile: (+34) 654 74 64 73