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05 Jul

Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik Expand Partnership to Support German P-8A Poseidon Fleet

Boeing, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik today signed a three-party agreement that reinforces joint efforts to support Germany's new P-8A Poseidon fleet. With the new agreement, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will be the team responsible for executing the P-8A sustainment program in Germany.

"We are expanding our partnership with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in the form of a three-party agreement that will allow us to best support our German customer and the operational needs of the German Navy", said Indra Duivenvoorde, Senior Director, Boeing Government Services Europe & Israel. "This partnership demonstrates our commitment to directly supporting our customer locally with German industry primes."

The new agreement builds on two separate Memoranda of Understanding that were signed separately with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in 2021 and now involves all three parties, outlining additional detail regarding each company's role in the German P-8A program.

"This agreement underlines our joint performance promise and our commitment to provide the Bundeswehr with urgently needed capabilities", said Christoph Otten, CEO ESG. "At the same time, we see this as a special obligation to proactively contribute our capabilities and competencies to the programme as a long-standing technology and innovation partner of the German Armed Forces and the Naval Aviation Command, particularly in the areas of systems integration, aviation certification or secure communication."

With the formalization of this new industry partnership, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will provide support to the German customer in all areas of aircraft sustainment and training that will bring the highest operational availability to the German Navy's P-8A fleet.

"The three companies complement each other in an excellent way. This enables us to offer the best possible service level over the entire life cycle of the aircraft," commented Michael von Puttkamer, Vice President Special Aircraft Services at Lufthansa Technik. "We are very much looking forward to further cooperation with our partners."

First deliveries to Germany are slated to take place in 2024 and Boeing estimates that the P-8A program will employ up to 250 people in Germany.

Deployed around the world with nearly 150 aircraft delivered or in service, and over 450,000 collective, mishap free flight hours, the P-8A is vital for global anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search-and-rescue operations.

About Boeing in Germany:
Boeing has been a committed partner to the German aerospace industry for many decades. The company employs approximately 1 000 direct employees at its facilities in Germany and supports many thousands of other highly skilled jobs throughout the country with an established network of partners and suppliers. Boeing Germany actively contributes to the research and development of digital and sustainable technologies for the future of aviation.

About ESG:
ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik-GmbH is one of the leading German companies for the development, manufacturing, integration, maintenance, support and operation of complex, safety-critical systems, mission equipment, software and IT. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the German Bundeswehr and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21J, EASA Part G and EASA Part 145. ESG's independent engineering spirit and in-depth domain knowledge are at the core of the company's entrepreneurial DNA. As a reliable technology and innovation partner to the German Armed Forces, government agencies and industry, ESG has been providing customized solutions, services and products for over 50 years.

30 Jun

Sören Stark has taken over as Chairman of the Executive Board

Today, Sören Stark (55) has taken over as Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik from Dr. Johannes Bussmann who leaves the Lufthansa Group at his own request after 23 years. At the same time, Harald Gloy (50) has succeeded Stark as the company's Chief Operations Officer. Gloy thus bears responsibility as "Accountable Manager" in accordance with EASA Part 145 and is the contact person for aviation authorities with regard to Lufthansa Technik AG's MRO operations. Dr. William Willms continues to serve as Chief Financial Officer in the three-member Executive Board team.  

Stark joined Lufthansa Technik's Executive Board in 2019. Previously, he was responsible in the Executive Board for Operations at Lufthansa Cargo AG for three years. He began his career at Lufthansa Technik in 2004 as managing director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik in Hamburg. From 2011 to 2016, the industrial engineer was in charge of Lufthansa Technik's aircraft overhaul division. 

With immediate effect, Harald Gloy will also head the Executive Board department Human Resources as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Labor Director, which was previously part of the area of responsibility of Bussmann. Gloy was most recently Labor Director and a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG being  responsible for Operations. Prior to that, the engineering graduate held various management positions at Lufthansa Technik.

23 Jun

Handover of the first Airbus A321LR to the German armed forces

Lufthansa Technik AG today handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR (Long Range) troop transports to the German Armed Forces at the ILA Berlin airshow. In the presence of Lufthansa Technik COO Soeren Stark and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, the State Secretary in the German Ministry of Defense, Benedikt Zimmer, and the German Air Chief, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, formally took delivery of the aircraft with the tactical registration 15+10.

The conversion of the aircraft at Lufthansa Technik's base in Hamburg began last December. In the months that followed, it was initially modified for flexible troop and passenger transport as well as parliamentary flight operations on short, medium and long-haul routes. The maximum capacity in this configuration is 136 passengers.

As part of this initial modification phase, Lufthansa Technik has moreover already made numerous preparations for the so-called MedEvac role, which will expand the aircraft's scope of operations to include capabilities for the qualified air transport of wounded, injured and diseased passengers. This encompassed, for example, extensive pre-modifications such as an extended oxygen supply on board, which is absolutely necessary for the upcoming use as a "flying intensive care unit".

The necessary supplemental type certificate, both civil and military, for the aircraft together with the associated New Generation Patient Transport Units (German: Patiententransporteinheit Neuer Generation, in short: PTE NG) is planned for mid-2023. It will enable the transport of up to six intensive care patients or of up to twelve mildly or moderately ill/injured patients. Lufthansa Technik will deliver a total of twelve units and two reserve units of the PTE NG to the German Armed Forces.

"The handover of the first A321LR to the German Air Force is another milestone for us in what has become a successful partnership spanning decades. I am all the more pleased that we have once again succeeded in meeting the high demands of our customer," said Soeren Stark, Chief Operations Officer of Lufthansa Technik. "With a cabin precisely tailored to the needs of the German Air Force, our team has once again set standards. For this, my sincere thanks go to all involved." 

"I am delighted to take delivery of the first of two A321LRs here at ILA today. Only two years have passed from the financing commitment to delivery of the aircraft: An example of how fast the procurement of available products can run. We want to build on these processes in the future," said Benedikt Zimmer, State Secretary at the German Ministry of Defense (BMVg). "But of course, all this is also due to the team effort. I would like to thank those involved from the BMVg, the BAAINBw, the German Air Force and the companies who worked together here in a spirit of trust."  

"For me, the main thing is that this Airbus A321 Long Range in its gray livery sends a clear signal to our troops. The soldiers of the German Armed Forces will be delighted with the new transport aircraft - an upgrade to 'Military Business Class'," added Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, the German Air Chief. "Our new Airbus will soon be flying west across the Atlantic to pick up Navy exchange crews in Latin America, for example, it will fly our Army comrades to Lithuania or our servicemen and women to Africa. This A321 will shoulder an enormous mission package and help save lives on its worldwide missions. We are thus excited about this new 'member' of our 'Air Force Family'. Our flight crews, on-board crews, technicians and members of the Special Air Mission Wing welcome it warmly."

"Together with our partner Lufthansa Technik, we have worked to ensure this aircraft meets all expectations," explained Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus. "The A321LR not only flies longer routes than ever, it also delivers a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to previous generation aircraft and is certified to run on 50% sustainable aviation fuels, which can reduce emissions even further. In short, I have every confidence the A321 Long Range will be an excellent addition to the Special Air Mission Wing and is a perfect complement to their ACJ350s, of which the first is already in service."

The handover at the ILA was preceded by an intensive test and acceptance program conducted by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (WTD 61) and the Special Air Mission Wing of the German Federal Ministry of Defense (Flugbereitschaft BMVg). According to this, the aircraft, which currently is still on the civilian register, can now soon receive its official military certification under the tactical registration 15+10. At the same time, the first members of flight, cabin and technical crews of the German Air Force have already been extensively trained by Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Technical Training in handling the new A321LR. The sister aircraft with the tactical registration 15+11 is expected to follow shortly.

20 Jun

AVIATAR opens new location in Valencia

AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik's digital solutions suite, will soon also be further developed on Spain's east coast: To meet the high demand for digital products, Lufthansa Technik is opening a new location in Valencia on July 1. By the end of the year, an initial team of up to 20 IT experts will be working on data-driven applications ranging from predictive maintenance to automated fulfillment solutions optimizing the entire value chain of the aviation industry.

Valencia, with its leading universities and rising tech company ecosystem, was chosen as the ideal location for growing internationally. An emerging tech scene with more than 900 start-ups, multiple incubators and community events create opportunity for future collaborations. In order to ease its landing and effectively connect with the local business network, AVIATAR has partnered with the Invest in Valencia Office, a joint initiative of the City Council of Valencia and the Official Chamber of Commerce acting as a facilitator and connective link to the city.

At AVIATAR Valencia, the new colleagues will work in synchrony and at eye-level with their counterparts at the headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Agile software development is applied across the entire organization and each employee is directly assigned to a product. This accelerates the onboarding process and allows to have a meaningful impact right from the start. Initially, AVIATAR will settle within a co-working space close to the city center of Valencia. Both, hybrid working and a lively exchange across the two locations are encouraged.

AVIATAR is looking for experienced Full-Stack Developers and Software Architects who are eager to work in an international environment and driven to disrupt the aviation industry digitally. At a later stage this year, Data Scientists and junior positions in further disciplines will also be available.

All positions are published on https://www.be-lufthansa.com.

Launched in 2017, AVIATAR is the independent platform for digital products and services developed by Lufthansa Technik. The platform offers its users digital products ranging from predictive maintenance to fulfilment and automated solutions. AVIATAR combines fleet management solutions, data science and engineering expertise to provide a comprehensive range of integrated digital services and products for airlines, MRO companies, OEMs and lessors that seamlessly integrate with physical fulfilment in TechOps and beyond.

14 Jun

CONDOR chooses HeatNOW

Condor Flugdienst GmbH and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a contract for the installation of Lufthansa Technik's newly developed HeatNOW floor heating system in the A320 aircraft fleet.

Cold spots in aircraft are a well-known problem: While the passenger cabin is zone-controlled to comfortable temperatures at outside temperatures of -52 °C, it can get as cold as -10 °C in the galleys during a flight, especially in the lower door areas, due to the sometimes very cold air flow created by the differential pressure. These conditions not only create an uncomfortable working environment for crew members; other problems can also arise from the potential freezing. In situations where an aircraft is operating in very cold weather, the temperature differences cause condensate to collect on the door seal and mechanical parts, freezing there and potentially preventing the doors from opening easily in icing conditions on the ground.

HeatNOW is a heating system based on a patented conductive coating that effectively prevents the formation of cold areas in the aircraft. The heating pad consists of a heating layer between two additional protective layers. Connected to the on-board power, the electrically conductive layer acts as a resistor and heats itself in a self-regulating manner. The power can be regulated in various stages as required. HeatNOW thus provides an even and homogeneous heating of the floor areas.

Conventional solutions, such as standard heated floor panels, not only have high failure rates due to their design, they are also expensive and less efficient, as they can sometimes only be repaired at great expense. The ultra-thin and lightweight HeatNOW system, on the other hand, can be installed easily and flexibly on almost any desired floor panel, in galleys and or in seating areas, and guarantees high performance with great reliability. HeatNOW is EASA-certified for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft family. The certification can easily be extended to other aircraft types.

"We chose HeatNOW primarily because the health of our crews is very important to us. With this new heating system, we want to offer our crews a more comfortable workplace and keep them from having to stay in a partly cold working area," says Christian Schmitt, Chief Operating Office and Accountable of Condor Flugdienst GmbH.

"After having been asked by several airlines to develop a cost-effective alternative for retrofitting a floor heating system in the cockpit and cabin areas, we are now pleased to equip Condor as our first airline customer with HeatNOW. For cargo aircraft operators, HeatNOW is also extremely interesting as an additional floor heating system in the forward galley area between the cockpit and the main cargo bay, where the cargo attendants spend time during the flight. We believe we are providing a great alternative here, either as an additional heating system in already equipped aircraft or as a full retrofit solution," says Niels Dose, Product Sales Manager at Lufthansa Technik AG.

About Condor Flugdienst GmbH

As Germany's most popular leisure airline, Condor has been taking its guests to the world's most beautiful holiday destinations for over 66 years. Every year, more than nine million guests fly with Condor from the nine largest airports in Germany, from Zurich in Switzerland and, from summer 2022, also from Vienna in Austria to around 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and North America. Condor operates a fleet of over 50 aircraft, which are maintained by the company's own maintenance operation, Condor Technik GmbH, according to the highest safety standards at the Frankfurt and Düsseldorf locations. From autumn 2022, Condor will be the German launch customer for new Airbus A330neo long-haul aircraft. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and maximum efficiency, the latest-generation 2-litre aircraft is the European front-runner with 2.1 litres per passenger per 100 kilometres and the highest level of customer comfort.

08 Jun

Lufthansa Technik and Premium AEROTEC reach milestone in additive manufacturing

In their joint effort to use additive manufacturing methods for a more cost-efficient aircraft spare parts production, Lufthansa Technik and Premium AEROTEC recently reached an important milestone: A metal component developed at Lufthansa Technik's Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center for the IAE-V2500 engine's anti-icing system has now received its official aviation certification from EASA. On this basis, Premium AEROTEC will produce the so-called "A-Link" for Lufthansa Technik at its Varel (Germany) site using a 3D printer.

A total of nine of these A-Links fix a ring-shaped hot air duct in the engine's inlet cowl, which is thus protected from ice buildup during flight operations. However, the vibrations that occur here during operation cause the A-links to wear at their mounting holes, so that after a few years they are often ripe for replacement.

As the A-Links can be exposed to temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius, they are made of titanium. In the original, the component is manufactured by a forging process to meet the highest requirements for material properties. In the new manufacturing solution developed by Premium AEROTEC and Lufthansa Technik, however, it is built layer by layer in a 3D printer. This process, called Laser Power Bed Fusion (LPBF), offers the advantage over forging that no jigs or molds are needed for production. In addition, the process can save valuable material, since after 3D printing a material removal is only necessary to a very small extent on some functional surfaces.

However, the properties of the components produced in this way, for example their strength, are heavily dependent on the corresponding additive manufacturing process, the qualification of which must therefore be proven in a complex procedure. To this end, Premium AEROTEC carried out a large number of so-called "print jobs" with test specimens, with constant settings of all process-relevant parameters. This way, it was finally possible to establish a constant and reliable process and to prove that the highest requirements in terms of material properties are also achieved here. In terms of tensile strength, the additively manufactured A-Link is even superior to the original part.

As part of this certification process, Lufthansa Technik has now extended the expertise of its EASA Part 21/J development facility to include additively manufactured metal components. For Premium AEROTEC, the cooperation with Lufthansa Technik is a significant milestone in the field of additive manufacturing, as it is the first time the company has supplied a customer outside the Airbus Group with printed series components. The first A-Links from the cooperation will be used in the Lufthansa fleet, where long-term experience with the new components is to be gained beyond certification.

"Premium AEROTEC is an international pioneer and technology leader in the additive manufacturing of aerospace components. Our company has already been applying this technology in the series production of complex structural components since 2016," said Dr. Ulrich Weber, Chief Operating Officer at Premium AEROTEC. "I am very pleased that in cooperation with Lufthansa Technik we can now once again demonstrate our comprehensive expertise in 3D printing."

"We have been producing components for the aircraft cabin, the vast majority of which are made of plastic, using 3D printing for years. Now we are able to demonstrate that structurally relevant metal parts for use outside the cabin can also be manufactured additively and approved for flight operations," said Soeren Stark, Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa Technik. "In this way, we have not only achieved a cost saving for the component in question, but also defined and qualified all the necessary processes for the application of this groundbreaking manufacturing method for structurally relevant metal parts."

However, the first aviation certification of a load-bearing metal spare part currently represents only a first step for both partners, as its geometry still largely corresponds to the original part. Future developments in the technology will also make it possible to use the advantages of additive manufacturing for targeted optimization of the geometry. Theoretically, there are no limits to the shaping of additively manufactured components, so that they can then be produced much more easily and with less material while retaining the same strength and function. Both partners intend to further develop these possibilities in the near future.

About Premium AEROTEC:
Premium AEROTEC is a global player in the aviation industry. Its core business is the development and production of aerostructures made of metal and carbon fiber composites. The company has sites in Augsburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Nordenham and Varel in Germany and in Braşov, Romania. Premium AEROTEC employs a total of around 7,600 people. For more information, visit
www.premium-aerotec.com.

 

18 May

A new milestone for the VIP design study EXPLORER

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Lufthansa Technik is presenting an exclusive extension of its new wide-body VIP cabin concept EXPLORER: The BRABUS Adventure Lounge enables on-site excursions with motorcycles carried on board and exclusively staged.

The EXPLORER design concept was first unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show last September. It is based on the current trend for superyachts that fulfill two wishes for their owners: To take them almost anywhere at any time, and to serve them at their destination as an individual hotel and base camp for a wide variety of leisure activities and excursions. Lufthansa Technik's specialists have chosen the Airbus A330 as the platform for realizing these customer wishes in private aviation. As a classic widebody aircraft, it offers sufficient space for a large number of novel cabin ideas and also a sufficiently large range to fulfill the special wishes of the EXPLORER target group.

Within the overarching theme of "explorers and adventure", there is now an exclusive extension: in collaboration with world renowned luxury mobility brand BRABUS, a special Adventure Lounge has been designed in the rear part of the lower deck, which can be viewed from the main deck through a glass floor. Similar to a "Tenders & Toys Garage" of a superyacht, a selection of additional vehicles can be stored here for discovery tours after landing. The all-new EXPLORER design features the first and strictly limited BRABUS motorcycle, the BRABUS 1300 R, created in collaboration with leading Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM. As part of this exclusive partnership, the featured BRABUS 1300R models are not only housed here, but also attractively presented to guests and passengers. The BRABUS Adventure Lounge can easily be accessed from the main deck via a convenient staircase. The expansion of this lounging to include an area for servicing the mobile treasures or housing additional "mobility equipment" can be easily represented.

"In addition to the floor extending from the front fuselage area to form a veranda and the projection surfaces for virtual content integrated on a large scale in the cabin design, the BRABUS Adventure Lounge perfectly rounds off our concept for world explorers," explained Jan Grube, Sales Director in VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services. "This flying platform provides its guests with a very individual base camp for further activities anywhere in the world – now extended by an exciting element with the BRABUS Adventure Lounge. We are particularly pleased to have BRABUS, a globally renowned partner, at our side for the realization of this feature."

For the BRABUS Adventure Lounge, the corresponding area in the cargo hold was designed in such a way that both the safe and appealing transport of the motorcycles is possible and the passengers also have access to their treasures. For this purpose, it is possible to build on an existing solution for the crew rest areas, which already includes solutions for stairs and access hatches to the cargo. Another area of focus is the safe transport of equipment of all kinds. Here, existing features and procedures for transporting cargo on board such aircraft must be taken into account.

Because of its many potential uses, Lufthansa Technik will use the EXPLORER concept as an ideas laboratory to elaborate and present in more detail in the future further ideas and technologies that currently exist only on the drawing board. An animated film and extensive visual material will be on display by Lufthansa Technik at booth #G55 at this year's EBACE.

 

About BRABUS

Deeply rooted in tech and inspired by good design, BRABUS is a world-renowned luxury mobility brand based in the heart of Germany's Ruhr region. Known globally among enthusiasts for the creation of high-end supercars, day boats and motorcycles – and as automotive individualization experts for over four decades, the BRABUS name is synonymous with unmistakable 1-Second Wow luxury, handcrafted exclusivity and high-end performance.

17 May

Very high demand continues for Special Aircraft Services

Lufthansa Technik's Special Aircraft Services unit is experiencing a continuation of the high demand for technical services for VIP, government and business aircraft even as international commercial air traffic recovers. The company has an excellent workload for the next few years, with only a few slots still available.

Michael von Puttkamer, Vice President Special Aircraft Services at Lufthansa Technik, commented: "Our Special Aircraft Services business was one of the few areas of Lufthansa Technik that was not affected by the massive pandemic-related impact on international aviation in recent years. The extensive technical support provided to VIP, government and business aircraft during the crisis period was a central pillar of the company's economic recovery over the past twelve months. It is all the more important that the high level of demand continues in the coming years. Our current order situation is one of the best in the company's history. We have therefore already taken various measures in recent months, such as adding more staff, to adjust our structures and processes so that we can handle all projects to the absolute satisfaction of our customers despite high capacity utilization."

The excellent order situation relates not only completions with their high-quality new cabin installations for aircraft of government and private VIP customers, but also to the corresponding modification and maintenance services. In addition to its core business with this clientele, Lufthansa Technik has long been providing technical services for military customers, such as the German Air Force, but also for the air forces of other Western nations. In both areas the company sees very good growth opportunities for the next few years, for example in the field of security products, which are currently experiencing increased demand, especially from government customers. Lufthansa Technik has also established a new business unit, Defense Programs, to further strengthen its activities with military customers.

Wieland Timm, Head of Sales VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services at Lufthansa Technik, added: "In addition to our decades of experience and our well-known high quality standards, our extremely broad product portfolio is another reason for our customers to entrust themselves to us. No other provider in this particular business segment can offer such a range of services from a single source for both the entire Boeing and the entire Airbus family in the areas of cabin, airframe and engines. This is because we offer not only technical services but also comprehensive engineering and design capabilities, as our latest VIP cabin concept "EXPLORER" clearly demonstrates. Our international network and mobile maintenance services also help us to be as close to the customer as possible."

Lufthansa Technik has been providing technical services to VIP and government customers for more than 60 years. Among other things, the company has already implemented more than 150 completions and major modifications. Last year, as part of a restructuring, the company reorganized the "Original Equipment and Special Aircraft Services (OES)" segment as one of a total of five major business segments. This segment combines all competencies in the areas of cabin completions and conversions, cabin products and maintenance services. As a result, the broad customer group of VIP and special mission customers with their individual requirements can be optimally served from a single source, from individual production to series production of cabin products designed by Lufthansa Technik, such as in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems, as well as special engineering services.

25 Apr

AVIATAR vastly expands its Aircraft Health Monitoring portfolio for Boeing 737s

Lufthansa Technik has recently enhanced its AVIATAR digital platform with various new digital fleet management applications for the Boeing 737 NG (Next Generation), which are now made available to 737 operators around the world. The new Condition Monitoring and Prediction offerings were co-created with United Airlines, which partnered with Lufthansa Technik starting in early 2021 on the 737 NG and Airbus A320 family to jointly develop unique predictive maintenance solutions by combining world class engineering know-how and industry leading data science teams.

By integrating the Boeing 737 NG into AVIATARs Condition Monitoring troubleshooting solution, United Airlines and all other customers can now manage technical operations for their Airbus and Boeing aircraft side-by-side on a single screen. In addition, they can now benefit from a growing number of Predictive Maintenance use cases developed for the Boeing 737 NG that help to avoid unplanned maintenance events or AOGs (Aircraft on Ground). AVIATAR now also offers integration with United's M&E (Maintenance & Engineering) system logbook and embeds OEM documentation linking features for the 737 NG amongst other new features.

"As one of the world's largest airlines, we are proud to see our world class engineering and industry leading data analytics teams contribute to the success of this service," said Kurt Carpenter, United Vice President of Technical Operations Planning and Strategy. "Our goal entering this effort was to focus on operationalizing new predictive maintenance alerts and data to provide decision support and prescriptive maintenance outputs to our frontline teams. AVIATAR team and United teams worked to consolidate Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance alerting for the 737 NG and A319/A320 fleets into a single platform in just one year. Our Digital Technology teams also collaborated to integrate our maintenance logbook, in-house predictive alerting and technical manual workflows. We look forward to continuing this relationship and to co-developing new and unique predictive maintenance models with the AVIATAR team."

"By using Condition Monitoring, United is the first airline in the Americas that uses the full extent of seamless Boeing and Airbus efficient troubleshooting with a fleet of over 500 aircraft on the AVIATAR platform," said Georgios Ouzounidis, Lufthansa Technik Head of Corporate Sales for the Americas. "Our AVIATAR team did an excellent job in customer centric development and customized the interface to United's Maintenance software adding a new interface into our open system landscape. The outstanding and successful transatlantic cooperation and teamwork during the pandemic between the digital teams of AVIATAR and United's Tech-Ops, is an excellent blueprint for partnership projects in digitalization, Tech-Ops and MRO."

Based on aircraft and maintenance data, Condition Monitoring provides an overview of the overall operational aircraft condition. The immediate detection of faults increases troubleshooting efficiency and enables proactive corrective actions leading to higher aircraft availability. With Condition Monitoring aircraft data (e.g. from the Central Maintenance Computer, the  Aircraft Condition Monitoring System, or the Aircraft Movement Message) is collected via the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) or SITA network and visualizes the aircraft status and flight schedule. In addition, this health data is combined with work orders and position data. Condition Monitoring provides customizable alerts and notifications on aircraft or fleet level as well as for Air Transport Association chapters. Thus, the user gains an excellent overview of potential corrective actions for respective maintenance and repair operations.

Launched in 2017, AVIATAR is the independent platform for digital products and services developed by Lufthansa Technik. The platform offers its users digital solutions ranging from predictive maintenance to automated fulfilment solutions. AVIATAR combines fleet management solutions, data science and engineering expertise to provide a comprehensive range of integrated digital services and products for airlines, MRO companies, OEMs and lessors that seamlessly integrate with physical fulfilment in TechOps and beyond.

22 Apr

New customer Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines has recently awarded Lufthansa Technik with a contract to supply material for its growing fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft. This agreement is the first cooperation between the two companies. In the years ahead, Lufthansa Technik will provide Avelo with Consumables and Expendables to support the new low-fare airline as it grows. Lufthansa Technik operates an extensive network of supply and MRO facilities and guarantees Avelo industry leading performance with this agreement.

Avelo commenced operations in April 2021, and currently operates a fleet of eight 737NG aircraft (five 737-700s and three 737-800s). The airline plans to add additional 737NGs to its fleet by the end of 2022.   

"Avelo Airlines is pursuing an ambitious growth plan, something that would be impossible without the strong support of our partners," said Gary Martin, Avelo's Head of Technical Operations. "We rely on Lufthansa Technik, whose renowned reliability will help us achieve the operational performance our customers expect from Avelo."

"We thank Avelo for the trust they put in us and we are eager to justify it with outstanding reliability and service in order to strongly support Avelo on their growth path," said Constantin Zachrau, Senior Director Corporate Sales Americas at Lufthansa Technik.  

 

About Avelo Airlines 

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, very low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Avelo Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 18 popular destinations across the U.S., including its West Coast base at Los Angeles' Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and its East Coast base at Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). For more information visit AveloAir.com. Avelo BROLL + Images here.

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