Wizz Air has become the first customer for the ‘Technical Logbook’ solution on Lufthansa Technik’s AVIATAR digital platform.

    The solution will enable the airline to replace the manual and paper-based process of capturing technical issues during flight/on ground, Lufthansa Technik said, while also allowing it to implement the “seamless digital pilot-to-maintenance collaboration application”.

    AVIATAR’s Technical Logbook offers prefilled text blocks and automated input masks to allow this capture of technical issues. It replaces manual entries into paper books and improves data quality as well as transparency, according to Lufthansa Technik.

    The solution works with any hardware device and provides pilots with access to aircraft status “anywhere and anytime”. It also offers back-up processes in case of connectivity issues. “Real-time data availability, directly connected with the maintenance and engineering system, ensures maintenance on arrival and enables a seamless pilot-to-maintenance collaboration – leading to decreased turnaround times and costs. In addition, the standardised data structure helps airlines to gain insights into trend analytics,” Lufthansa Technik explained.

    Wizz Air head of technical services Julia Brix said that adopting the solution supported its goal to become a paperless airline and to further reduce its environmental footprint. “AVIATAR’s Technical Logbook will help Wizz Air to deliver such goals by introducing a full paperless cockpit for our crews and also for maintenance,” she commented. “Due to its full integration with AMOS, meaning also live feed with both MOC (Maintenance Operations Center) and OCC (Operations Control Center), the solution will further enhance Wizz Air’s technical and operational performance.”

    Lufthansa Technik vice president digital fleet solutions Philip Mende said: “Especially during these difficult times for the aviation industry, it is our goal to help our customers to improve their processes digitally with new solutions on AVIATAR. The modular Technical Logbook application will help our long-standing partner Wizz Air to not only benefit from direct efficiency gains but also enable them access to a completely new pool of real-time operational data. We are proud to jointly work with Wizz Air towards new predictive use cases and health management features leverage this data.”