Lufthansa Technik will provide digital condition monitoring for Colombian carrier Avianca through its AVIATAR platform under a five-year contract.
Avianca will be able to receive instant and real-time information about the configuration and condition of its Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft as well as their engines and components – during flight and on ground – all consolidated in one place, Lufthansa Technik said.
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, Lufthansa Technik said.
Aircraft data is collected via ACARS or the SITA network and visualises the aircraft status and flight schedule. In addition, this health data is combined with work orders and position data. Condition monitoring provides customisable alerts and notifications on aircraft or fleet level as well as for certain ATA chapters.
Avianca’s maintenance control center director Álan Oliver said: “The agreement we have signed with Lufthansa Technik shows our commitment to the digitalisation of our airline and aircraft maintenance. Through the AVIATAR platform, we will be able to receive in-depth data access to each one of our Airbus aircraft and its maintenance messages, which enables our work order tracking and scheduling to be much more seamless and integrated in the future.”
Lufthansa Technik’s vice president corporate sales for The Americas Georgios Ouzounidis commented: “Avianca has been a partner of Lufthansa Technik for more than 16 years and this agreement further solidifies the trust we have in each other as we continue to move together towards the digital age of condition monitoring. With the technologies provided through our AVIATAR platform, Avianca will be able to proactively manage its fleet’s condition by coordinating and preparing maintenance activities in a more efficient and effective manner.”