TUI Airline and Lufthansa Technik have completed a successful proof of concept for its AVIATAR condition monitoring application.
The digital platform will be used for TUI’s 130 Boeing aircraft used by its five airlines based in the UK, Scandinavia, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany
The proof-of-concept proved that AVIATAR was able to foster system alignment across its maintenance operations.
Focusing on Technical Operations, AVIATAR digital solutions for enable TUI’s Maintenance Operations Control engineers to monitor and predict technical condition of the airline’s fleet.
By adopting the latest technology, the new partnership allows TUI and AVIATAR to deliver future-proof solutions, the airline said. The MOC called “Maintrol” is located at TUI’s UK headquarters at Luton Airport.
Niklas Kropp, project manager E&M, transformation and change at TUI Airline, said: “Working closely and hands-on with our engineering and maintenance teams, the AVIATAR team supported the transition from the previous system.
“They have been able to facilitate the transition by providing a straightforward and dynamic system for in-service defect troubleshooting.
“With the AVIATAR team’s continued cooperation on how to tailor and adapt the Interfaces to TUI’s evolving system landscape, we have built a strong and trusted relationship in just a few months.
“With AVIATAR we are able to enter a future-proof, innovative relationship characterised with short, agile development cycles and providing our people access to state-of-the-art digital technology.”
Frank Martens, senior director sales and customer development, digital fleet services, at Lufthansa Technik, said:
“The professionalism of TUI Airline’s international team was very impressive and the foundation for the successful proof-of-concept. It is an honor for AVIATAR to work with such a cross-functional team bringing great dedication and unique expertise into the partnership.
“But the best is yet to come: Our journey has just begun, and we will continue to grow our future capabilities for Boeing aircraft together. Taking TUI Airline’s demand for digitizing its engineering and maintenance operations, our newly founded Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem will pave the way for such digital innovations.”