LHT to test new main­te­nance pro­cesses in Malta

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Lufthansa Tech­nik will trial at its Malta fa­cil­ity new tech­nol­ogy aids to shorten air­craft lay­overs for main­te­nance checks.

The MRO provider says it has es­tab­lished an “in­no­va­tion bay” at the Malta site to test “state-of-theart tech­nolo­gies for air­craft over­hauls in the near fu­ture”.

Sim­i­lar bays are planned at other fa­cil­i­ties in an ef­fort to roll out adopted solutions across the MRO spe­cial­ist’s net­work.

Equip­ment to be tested in Malta will in­clude mo­bile 3D scan­ners to as­sess struc­tural dam­age, in­spec­tion drones and ex­oskele­tons – strap-on body sup­port aids that can “re­lieve em­ploy­ees of phys­i­cally stren­u­ous work”, LHT says.

The MRO provider notes it will test equip­ment from “both star­tups and es­tab­lished tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies” and that the se­lec­tion will be based “pri­mar­ily on top trends” and day-to-day re­quire­ments.

Mar­cus Motschen­bacher, chief ex­ec­u­tive of LHT’s Malta fa­cil­ity, states: “Our aim is to im­prove base main­te­nance pro­cesses and then use the im­proved pro­cesses across all our lo­ca­tions.”

This will guar­an­tee co­her­ent qual­ity and stan­dards through­out the MRO provider’s net­work, he says.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.