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.
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