Lufthansa Technik establishes Aviation DataHub

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Lufthansa Technik has set up Aviation DataHub – an independent digital platform for all data generated by aviation – which includes flight and ground handling operations.

The German company said has taken an “important step” in the digitalization of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business (MRO) and integration of flight and ground-handling operations. DataHub has been established as an independent company.

With this platform, airlines, manufacturers and the MRO industry as well as data providers and other market players will be able to collect, compile and process important technical or flight-operations data – from technical operations and ground operations to flight operations.

Lufthansa Technik says airlines in particular will now be able to decide whether and with whom they want to share their data regarding the technical support of aircraft or the improvement of ground-handling and flight operations.

Lufthansa Technik chairman of the executive board, Johannes Bussmann said: “The establishment of the hub is a very important step, especially in guaranteeing airlines’ control of the data of their fleets and the use of this information. Our aim is to ensure the independence of airlines and to maintain competition.

“After all, competition will make the aviation industry more dependable, efficient and environmentally conscious. Control, choice and competition for all market players – this is the guiding principle of AVIATION DataHub.”

Lufthansa Technik holds a 100 per cent stake in Aviation DataHub but over the next few months, it plans to add other shareholders and partners from the aviation industry, including the manufacturers of components and systems, and ultimately reduce its stake significantly.

Aviatar; a digital product offered by Lufthansa Technik, will also work with the data from the AviationDataHub. Aviatar is an independent and integrated platform for digital services such as predictive maintenance with integrated technical implementation.

Jan Stoevesand and Michael Britzke have been named as managing directors of Aviation DataHub.