Consulting Services

Purdue Aviation, LLC and Purdue University are collaborating to offer consulting services to the aviation community. Purdue University professors, Purdue Aviation professionals, and grad student interns stand ready to assist Airlines, MRO's, Repair Stations, Flight Schools, and FBO's with any of your aviation needs.  If your operation is experiencing organizational or process challenges, or you need help crafting long-term or short-term organizational strategic goals, or simply want to evaluate and improve overall operations we have the expertise and resources to help.

Here are some of the consulting services we provide:

Safety and Quality (SMS and Human Factors Improvement)

Purdue Aviation Technology faculty and student teams have heavily researched Safety Management Systems and Human Factors. This research has been leveraged by multiple companies to provide for a complete analysis of safety management system and human factors-related injuries. Purdue Aviation Consulting can offer detailed analysis of existing systems, feedback and implementation of new procedures and programs, which can further enhance clients’ existing programs or new implementation efforts. Procedures and programs can be developed and tailored to client’s needs and historical trends.

SMS/Human Factors Workshops and Certificate Program

Clients who participate in the SMS/Human Factors program offered by Purdue Aviation Consulting will gain working knowledge and experience through a project-based learning curriculum. Upon certification, participants can expect to fully understand human factors and SMS optimization as applied to their organization.

Optimization and Improvement 

Purdue Aviation Consulting four-step approach to operations offers clients comprehensive process mapping and process analysis services to identify root-cause and solve business problems using optimization and new technology tailored to the client’s specific needs and goals.

Leadership and Management Workshops and Certificate Program 

Purdue Aviation Consulting will train clients’ personnel on leadership principles in the workplace. Focusing on aviation, this program can equip employees with the essential tools required to lead within an aviation work setting.

Purdue Student Internship Program

Students who participate in the Purdue Aviation Consulting program are paired with industry partners to help solve problems through project-based experiences. Students will use the experience and knowledge acquired during their studies at Purdue University to support partner companies.  The benefits of the internship are twofold:  as a potential employer, companies have the opportunity to learn more about the interns who they may consider  for future positions,  and the interns have the opportunity to learn more about future employers, while gaining skills and experience with new technologies being developed and implemented within the aviation industry.

Lead Consultant Bio's:

Denver Lopp – 

Denver Lopp is a Professor in Purdue’s School of Aviation & Transportation Technology where his non-traditional teaching and research concepts have gained national and international recognition in producing the next generation of aviation managers and providing practical solutions for today’s industry issues. He has conducted extensive research and provided solutions for the industry specifically in aviation safety, operational efficiency, and leadership/management. He has been a key note speaker at major international and national conferences and produced several papers on safety and efficiency research results. Professor Lopp is one of the leading consultants in providing guidance and assistance internationally to aviation companies, helping them make gains in operations and safety through a variety of academic/industry partnership programs.

Prior to Purdue, Professor Lopp held several maintenance managerial positions for Pan American World Airways in New York. Professor Lopp also has experience in corporate finance, where he created and managed budget systems for all of Pan Am’s operations. Additionally, Professor Lopp has worked as a general aviation mechanic and as an entrepreneur owning a multi-office financial trading company. Professor Lopp is a private pilot, holds an Airframe and Powerplant certificate, has been a Certificate Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives and has served on several numerous aviation organization boards and committees.

Michael Anderson - 

Mike Anderson has more than 30 years in commercial aviation management. An experienced executive of large organizations, Anderson leads by example and with enthusiasm and energy. He has led maintenance and logistics organizations through growth and performance initiatives while realizing gains in performance, margins, and customer satisfaction. He excels at strategic planning, process improvement, budget forecasting and achievement, developing and executing operational plans; in short, turning complex programs with a variety of challenges into success stories.

After a successful career in maintenance and logistics, which included serving as Vice President and General Manager for the HAECO Americas (formerly TIMCO Aviation Services) in Greensboro, NC  (a MRO facility), Anderson decided to use his considerable experience and extensive aviation network to help aviation companies expand their business opportunities and capabilities as well as improve their facilities, programs, and processes.

Anderson holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate and is a graduate of Wichita State University.