Across the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, disruption dominates and horizons are changing. Companies are pushing further into low Earth orbit, airlines and aircraft manufacturers are looking at the next era of travel, and government and military organizations are pivoting to a changing geopolitical order.

Charting a course of sustainable growth—whether organic or through M&A—requires a deep understanding of turbulence in the industry, from supply-chain challenges to vertical integration, and from financial headwinds to leading-edge innovations. 

Players in aviation, aerospace, and defense need to become more agile. Capitalizing on tomorrow’s opportunities requires leadership and vision today. That means finding an advisor who knows the aircraft down to the rivets and has experience executing change across a fleet. 

At AlixPartners, we deploy small, deeply experienced teams with real-world experience to integrate with your team. We work with operational equipment manufacturers, defense contractors, airlines, and the military to identify performance opportunities, strengthen balance sheets, and focus on definitive and measurable results. Crucially, we build muscle memory so that companies are transformed and attuned for long-term growth. Our experienced teams have served in the military, are aerospace engineers, and bring dedicated service offerings to organizations facing challenges on multiple fronts.

How we can help


From organizational transformation program management to life-cycle profitability, we provide growth strategy across your organization.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Beginning with target identification and continuing through due diligence, day 1 and 100 days, our M&A and project management integration services encompass the full deal cycle. 

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Performance Improvement

We complete strategic and low-cost sourcing analyses, as well as design and redesign to cost calculations, and advise on lean manufacturing, digital strategy and implementation.

Turnaround & Restructuring

Whether in dire straits or mild turbulence, our teams are skilled at acting decisively to create recapitalization and debt restructuring plans, and provide capex rationalization, asset liquidation, and divestiture services.

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Organizational Transformation

We collaborate with clients to understand the full potential of each opportunity and drive successful execution. We have a strong change management culture focused on training stakeholders to maximize ownership during transformation.

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Case studies



AlixPartners at the 2023 Paris Air Show

On location at the world's largest aviation show, AlixPartners' Partner & Managing Director Eric Bernadini talks about what's ahead for the industry.

Areas of expertise

  • Military and commercial aircraft 

  • Helicopters 

  • Engines 

  • Space launchers 

  • C4ISR 

  • Naval systems 

  • Surface and underwater systems 

  • Missiles 

  • Unmanned systems  

  • MRO 

  • Airlines 

  • Business jets
  • Electronics and aviation systems 

  • Aerostructures 

  • Machining 

  • Jigs and tools 

  • Fasteners 

  • Seats 

  • Landing gear 

  • Actuators 

  • Harnesses 

  • Electrical components 

  • Seekers