Introduction

Nonstop forward. One step ahead.

Only an MRO provider with the most modern technologies delivers its customers the maximum benefit. This is why Lufthansa Technik is quadrupling its investment in innovation – from 50 million euros over the past five years to 200 million euros for the period up to 2018. Innovation offers more than just tremendous potential for differentiating ourselves from the competition, it's also the source of profitable cost savings for both Lufthansa Technik and its customers.

In this dedicated section of our website, you'll discover the benefits of our innovation projects. Browse the sections below to find out about projects that are currently underway and products that are already available to our customers.

 
 

Cost-efficient MRO services

Innovative MRO repair and process innovations

For many years, "lean production" has been a key element of change in the workshops of Lufthansa Technik. But there's even more going on behind the doors of our hangars and workshops: innovative repair and process innovations lead to significant cost savings in MRO, e.g. by cutting down turnaround times.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects

 
 

Cost-efficient aircraft operations

Cutting down the cost per flight hour

There are many factors that have a strong influence on the cost per flight hour. Key issues are the performance of the engines, the weight of the aircraft and the overall aircraft aerodynamics. Lufthansa Technik's engineers have many ideas for innovative products and processes that aim at cost-efficient aircraft operations.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects

 
 

Environment-friendly aircraft
operations and "green MRO"

Supporting sustainable production and operations

Innovation projects can combine economic and ecologic advantages. Sustainable production and the sparing use of resources often go hand in hand with saving money. Wherever possible, Lufthansa Technik supports "green MRO" activities and environmentally friendly operations.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects

 
 

More attractive on-board
products for the passenger

Contributing to high-tech aircraft cabins

The aircraft cabin is like a business card: to the passenger, it communicates the image of the airline or aircraft operator. Inflight entertainment, seating, lighting and even cabin acoustics all have an influence on the well-being of the passenger. Lufthansa Technik has exciting ideas for attractive, modern products for any size aircraft cabin.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects

 
 

More efficient, higher-quality
aircraft and components

Improving in-service aircraft through operational experience

Airframers and component suppliers know the strengths of their products – and Lufthansa Technik knows their weaknesses, based on decades of experience in repair. That is why we are able to improve in-service aircraft by introducing new or upgraded components with improved features and longer service lives.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects

 
 

Best-in-class data safety,
data availability and IT interfaces

Supporting aircraft operators with innovative tools and processes

Aircraft operators must fulfill their responsibilities towards aviation authorities completely and without question. Lufthansa Technik provides innovative IT products and processes to support aircraft operators in meeting this goal. Interfaces between applications and secure data storage contribute to the teamwork between operator and MRO provider.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects

 
 

Higher aircraft reliability and availability

Keeping up the aircraft's asset value

From an operator's perspective, an aircraft only earns money when it is airborne. Planned or even unplanned downtime means lost revenues. Process innovations by Lufthansa Technik contribute to higher aircraft reliability and availability, and dedicated products add to the aircraft's asset value.

Landmark projects

 

Further projects