TAP Air Portugal chooses Lufthansa Technik's AVIATAR for digital fleet support
TAP Air Portugal and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a five-year agreement for digital support by AVIATAR for its entire Airbus fleet. To digitally optimize its aircraft operations and benefit from cost savings, TAP Air Portugal will use AVIATAR's solutions – including Condition Monitoring, Event Analytics and Fleet Map. In addition, the airline becomes development partner for future solutions on the digital platform.
AVIATAR's aircraft health monitoring solutions were tested by the TAP Air Portugal project team in parallel and in place of their current solution, including a detailed quality assessment. Within the AVIATAR community, the project team and AVIATAR team worked together to improve and adapt some of the solutions already. This enabled a collaborative development of the overall solution for TAP Air Portugal and also improved the user experience for the entire community.
"TAP Air Portugal follows a stringent selection process for service providers. Following an experimental period, AVIATAR has met and confirmed our expectations concerning functionality, teamwork and continous improvement efforts to strengthen and digitalize our technical fleet support," said Mário Lobato de Faria, Chief Technical Officer of TAP Air Portugal. "Therefore, we are looking forward to benefitting from increased aircraft availabilty, paving the way for predictive maintenance and further cost savings as well as a close, future-oriented relationship with our partner Lufthansa Technik."
"TAP Air Portugal is Portugal's leading airline and we are very proud that AVIATAR has been selected as long-term preferred partner," said Kai-Stefan Roepke, Vice President Corporate Sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik. "Our experience in digital fleet services and tech-ops support will help us to further improve TAP Air Portugal's fleet operations. We look forward to continuing our trustful partnership and further expanding our collaboration also as innovative development partners."
Launched in 2017, AVIATAR is the independent platform for digital products and services developed by Lufthansa Technik. The platform offers its users modular digital products ranging from predictive maintenance to fulfilment and automated solutions. AVIATAR combines fleet management solutions, data science and engineering expertise to provide a comprehensive range of integrated digital services and products for airlines, MRO companies, OEMs and lessors that seamlessly integrate with physical fulfilment in TechOps and beyond.
TAP Air Portugal is Portugal's leading airline with its headquarters in Lisbon's Airport Humberto Delgado. Flying since 1945, TAP Air Portugal carries millions of passengers every year to more than 80 destinations worldwide.
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 22,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet services, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.