Search, find, experiment!
Cancer researchers have already succeeded in using nanorobotics to shrink tumors. Self-learning algorithms independently trawl through the flood of medical data to report any anomalies. In logistics, service robots are capable of sorting out 200,000 parcels every day. But what does all this have to do with aircraft maintenance? A whole lot, actually!
Everything that sounds as if it comes from the distant future is just routine business for our team of technology scouts. Day in, day out, it deals with exactly such forward-looking topics in various areas of research. Team members are expected to keep their eyes and ears open to discover technologies that are being developed in a vast array of disciplines, delve into them, scrutinize them – and consider whether they could perhaps be used somehow at Lufthansa Technik.
Nanorobotics and engine repairs make for an interesting duo. The use of self-learning algorithms in engine blade diagnostics is already a pretty specific potential application for day-to-day work in our engine workshops. Robots that work on a component alongside a member of staff have already become a reality in some of our workshops.
Programs such as "MRO 4.0" and "Aerodynamics" are the blossoms of our endeavor to use future oriented technology. Our customers will pick the fruits.