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Lean Thinking for Aviation

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  • Date: 28 Apr 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: online

 Lean Thinking for Aviation (6 ECTS Credits at Level 9 on the NFQ)


Commencing:  Thursday 28th April, 2022

Delivery and Assessment:  On-line tutorials on Thursday evenings, 6.30 to 8pm for 3 consecutive weeks,  plus optional assignment*

Cost : €745 which includes University of Limerick Accreditation, with 6 ECTS Credits at Level 9

* €545 for Non-Accredited Option (includes 3 x On-line tutorials, no assignment)


This new and insightful program is designed for aviation organisations that want to become Lean & Effective. It is not about cost cutting or searching for the next quick productivity gain.  It is much bigger and better.  This is about a true culture change promoting Lean, agility, autonomy, simplicity and digitalization. The net result will be highly engaged and motivated staff, Lean & Effective processes and sustainable optimisation.




The program will address the following Lean Thinking fundamentals:


  • Lean awareness and creating a Lean Mind-set.
  • Understanding the benefits of Lean for the aviation sector.
  • The links between Lean, Agility & Digitalization.
  • How to become Lean & Effective, a roadmap for success.

The content has been created by industry experts in collaboration with the University of Limerick.


Who is this Suitable for and what are the Learning Outcomes?


This short but highly focused program is for Aviation leaders and managers and subject matter experts in airlines, aircraft leasing companies, MRO’s and aviation service suppliers who want their organisation to become Lean & Effective.  At the end of this program, participants will clearly understand the benefits of 'Lean Thinking for Aviation', will know where to start on their continuous improvement journey and how to avoid the pitfalls of a Lean roll out.

Additionally, participants will be given a simple framework to follow for delivering a Lean Transformation along with a demonstration of a few powerful but simple-to-use Lean Tools.



Delivery will be via three live ninety-minute virtual tutorials from April,  2022.


Accreditation (optional):


On completion of a written assignment, post the tutorials, successful candidates may be awarded a certificate from the University of Limerick with 6 ECTS Credits at Level 9 on the NFQ.  A non-accredited option is available where students attend the 3 tutorials only and are not required to submit an assessment.


About the Trainer:   

Damian Murphy, Acclino | Lean Six Sigma Consultant & Trainer:


Damian is a University of Limerick qualified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma with 30 years of process transformation experience in the aviation, healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services and utility sectors.  He has additional qualifications in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management and Project Management.

Acclino has delivered several major process transformations, realising millions of euro in cost savings, for large organisations in Ireland, the UK, the USA, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.

In the aviation sector Damian has worked extensively with Aer Lingus, Dublin Aerospace and the Atlantic Aviation Group. Damian is an associate lecturer with the University of Limerick.


For more information or to secure your place email: maeve@icbe.ie