Wizz Air Becomes First Customer for Automated Line Maintenance Planning on AVIATAR

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe,
has introduced Lufthansa Technik’s digital Line Maintenance Planning
Solution available on the AVIATAR platform as a launch customer.
Being a partner of AVIATAR since its introduction in 2017, Wizz Air will be
using the new tool to improve productivity, maximize aircraft
availability and to reduce the manual planning effort.
Lufthansa Technik says the integration of data from various different IT systems on AVIATAR
is used by the algorithm-based solution to adapt plans for each
maintenance location and for every aircraft in the fleet
instantaneously. Every change in the flight schedule or maintenance
requirements results directly in an updated plan, which can be
transferred to the maintenance information system with a single
click. Designed as a decision support tool, planning conflicts are
made transparent, allowing the planner to manually intervene and
focus on issues where his knowhow is required. The easy to implement
solution is compatible with every common flight scheduling system and
requires no additional authority approval.
“Working with our partners from Lufthansa Technik and the AVIATAR
team over the past few months was exciting. We are looking forward to
operationalize the use of the new Line Maintenance Planning tool,
because it helps us to reduce our human workload,” says Ljubomir
Jesic, maintenance planning manager at Wizz Air. “Especially for a
fast growing airline, like Wizz Air, it is very important to
establish efficient processes which can be scaled easily. We are
proud to be the launching customer for this very innovative digital
solution of AVIATAR.”
“Scheduling maintenance events is a highly complex task and adapting
it instantaneously in daily operations is even more complex, when
short term changes in flight operations occur,” adds Valerie Hermann,
one of the product owners, Line Maintenance Planning Solution at
Lufthansa Technik. “Our team has interviewed planners at many
airlines and Lufthansa Technik to define the requriements for our new
tool and its great to see it go live at Wizz Air.”