Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik are collaborating “to bring new level of predictive health management expertise to airlines. They say they will do this by offering Honeywell Forge for Airlines and Lufthansa Technik maintenance analytics on the AVIATAR platform. The companies says this will 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,” says 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,” says 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 percent while reducing flight cancellations or delays due to maintenance.”