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We have been monitoring the situation in the corona crisis very closely and a corresponding organizational structure has been set up to quickly react to new developments. We have put precautionary measures (e.g. hygiene and behavioral rules) in place for all staff to ensure the health and safety of our employees and secure the continuation of our business operations for our customers around the world.
We would like to assure you that we still provide a reliable service and fulfillment:
We can rely on a solid network of global MRO operations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Although operations of individual facilities are affected due to local government-imposed actions , the global supply chain is coping with the current situation.
Our vast network of subcontractors for MRO services as well as a multitude of material stocking locations within the Americas puts us in a comfortable position.
Measures are being taken in order to secure a stable supply chain.
In case of further operational constraint (due to external reasons for example) we will inform you immediately and implement appropriate measure.
On 7 April 2020, Lufthansa Technik has announced that the company has reached an agreement with the bodies of co-determination and its operating partners to introduce short-time work. This applies to all German sites and companies with the exception of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS). The agreement thus applies to around 12,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik's availability to its international customers at all times, even during the crisis, will not be affected by the short-time work. In cases where the usual contacts in sales and production are not available due to these measures, Lufthansa Technik customers can now turn to the central contact addresses and phone numbers on a dedicated website. Please find the respective link at the bottom of this page.
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has introduced Lufthansa Technik's digital Line Maintenance Planning Solution available on the AVIATAR platform as a launching customer. Being a partner of AVIATAR since its introduction in 2017, Wizz Air uses the new tool to improve productivity, maximize aircraft availability and to reduce the manual planning effort.
The integration of data from various different IT systems on AVIATAR is used by the algorithm based solution to adapt plans for each maintenance location and for every aircraft in the fleet instantaneously. Every change in the flight schedule or maintenance requirements results directly in an updated plan, which can be transferred to the maintenance information system with a single click. Designed as a decision support tool, planning conflicts are made transparent, allowing the planner to manually intervene and focus on issues where his knowhow is required. The easy to implement solution is compatible with every common flight scheduling system and requires no additional authority approval.
"Working with our partners from Lufthansa Technik and the AVIATAR team over the past few months was exciting. We are looking forward to operationalize the use of the new Line Maintenance Planning tool, because it helps us to reduce our human workload," said Ljubomir Jesic, Maintenance Planning Manager at Wizz Air. "Especially for a fast growing airline, like Wizz Air, it is very important to establish efficient processes which can be scaled easily. We are proud to be the launching customer for this very innovative digital solution of AVIATAR."
"Scheduling maintenance events is a highly complex task and adapting it instantaneously in daily operations is even more complex, when short term changes in flight operations occur," said Valerie Hermann, one of the Product Owners, Line Maintenance Planning Solution at Lufthansa Technik. "Our team has interviewed planners at many airlines and Lufthansa Technik to define the requriements for our new tool and its great to see it go live at Wizz Air." "An ultra low cost carrier and demanding partner like Wizz Air is extremly helpful to focus on the key requirements for a MVP (Minimum Viable Product)," added her colleague, Dajana Kunz. "Developing such an unique solution for the first time is a very ambitious undertaking. Having a visionary customer like Wizz Air helped us to excel."
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Lufthansa Technik are collaborating to deliver the best of Honeywell Forge for Airlines and Lufthansa Technik maintenance analytics on AVIATAR to help airline operators increase the availability of their aircraft and reduce costs associated with operations, flight delays, and cancellations.
The collaboration will create a comprehensive data analytics solution for airlines - from the data pipe, to a platform that digitizes maintenance data, to realized benefits based on analytics and predictive tools.
"We are working to provide the world's airlines and other stakeholders in the industry with access to a comprehensive digital operations suite that will ultimately reduce operational costs, improve maintenance turnaround times, and get planes into the sky faster," said Dr. Christian Langer, vice president Digital Fleet Solutions at Lufthansa Technik. "We live in a data-driven world, and the more Lufthansa Technik can support better data analysis for maintenance and other services, the better it is for our customers. The inclusion and collaboration of Honeywell Forge analytics with the Lufthansa Technik offering will further foster that development to help improve airlines' operations at scale."
New aircraft can produce 50 times more data than many older aircraft still in service. That increase in data volume leads to greater complexity, but also provides significant opportunities to increase safety and efficiency. The data not only needs to be stored – it must be sorted, analyzed, interpreted, and translated into meaningful insights and actionable recommendations. Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik, two of the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers in the world, excel at that translation from data to insight. With inclusion of the Honeywell Forge analytics on the AVIATAR platform, customers can broaden their aircraft component coverage and depth, thus enabling customers to make faster and better operational decisions.
"Combining the power of Honeywell Forge Connected Maintenance with the capability of AVIATAR provides a new option for airlines looking for a total aircraft digital maintenance solution," said Jim Currier, president, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India Sales at Honeywell, Aerospace. "Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik bring decades of experience with aircraft maintenance to this digital experience. This results in opportunities for airlines to reduce minimum equipment list failures by up to 35% while reducing flight cancellations or delays due to maintenance."