United Airlines has become the latest user of Lufthansa Technik’s ‘AVIATAR’ digital platform.

    A contract signed in late 2020 covers the airline’s 777 and A320 fleet, with plans to work with Lufthansa Technik to develop new predictive maintenance solutions for its 737 fleet.

    United has already begun integrating AVIATAR into its existing processes and training procedures.

    The airline’s vice president of technical operations planning and strategy Kurt Carpenter said: “By leveraging AVIATAR’s digital platform, our tech-ops professionals can access data, insights and recommendations that help us optimise our operations and reduce flight delays or cancellations caused by maintenance issues.

    “We are excited to collaborate with Lufthansa Technik on this innovative digital maintenance solution which represents the future of aircraft maintenance programme management.”

    Lufthansa Technik’s CEO Johannes Bussmann commented: “Innovative digital solutions are a cornerstone of our corporate strategy and joining forces with United Airlines as a leading global airline is a strong signal for the aviation market.

    “Together with United Airlines we will further improve digital tech ops on a large scale and look forward to jointly creating new use cases for advanced digital technologies.”