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Lufthansa Technik provides Condition Monitoring to Avianca Five years of AVIATAR support for Airbus fleet

Lufthansa Technik provides Condition Monitoring to Avianca
Five years of AVIATAR support for Airbus fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Colombian carrier Avianca have signed a
five-year contract that will provide digital Condition Monitoring
through the AVIATAR platform. With the new contract, Avianca will be
able to receive instant and real-time information about the
configuration and condition of its Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft as
well as their engines and components - during flight and on ground,
all  consolidated in one place. 

Avianca will be joining a growing list of customers in the Americas
taking advantage of AVIATAR products. Based on aircraft and
maintenance data, Condition Monitoring provides an overview of the
overall operational aircraft condition. The immediate detection of
faults increases troubleshooting efficiency and enables proactive
corrective actions leading to higher aircraft availability. With
Condition Monitoring, aircraft data (e.g. from the Central
Maintenance Computer, the  Aircraft Condition Monitoring
System, or the Aircraft Movement Message) is collected via ACARS
(Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) or
the SITA network and visualizes the aircraft status and flight
schedule. In addition, this health data is combined with work orders
and position data. Condition Monitoring provides customizable alerts
and notifications on aircraft or fleet level as well as for certain
ATA (Air Transport Association) chapters. Thus, the user gains an
excellent overview of potential corrective actions for the respective
maintenance and repair operations.

Álan Oliver, Avianca's Maintenance Control Center Director, said:
"The agreement we have signed with Lufthansa Technik shows our
commitment to the digitalization of our airline and aircraft
maintenance. Through the AVIATAR platform, we will be able to receive
in-depth data access to each one of our Airbus aircraft and its
maintenance messages, which enables our work order tracking and
scheduling to be much more seamless and integrated in the future."

"Avianca has been a partner of Lufthansa Technik for more than 16
years and this agreement further solidifies the trust we have in each
other as we continue to move together towards the digital age of
condition monitoring. With the technologies provided through our
AVIATAR platform, Avianca will be able to proactively manage its
fleet's condition by coordinating and preparing maintenance
activities in a more efficient and effective manner," said Georgios
Ouzounidis, Vice President Corporate Sales for The Americas at
Lufthansa Technik.

Launched in 2017 and developed by Lufthansa Technik, AVIATAR is the
independent platform for digital products and services. It offers its
users digital solutions ranging from predictive maintenance to
automated fulfilment 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.

Avianca S.A. 
Avianca includes Avianca - a Star Alliance member-, LifeMiles and
Avianca Cargo. In passenger transportation, and with more than 103
years of continuous operation, Avianca is the leading airline in
Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and has one of the largest airline
operations in Latin America with 130 routes, 3,800 weekly flights and
a fleet of more than 110 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner
aircraft, connecting to around 65 destinations in the Americas and
Europe. More than 11 million members and 500 allied brands are part
of its loyalty program, LifeMiles, one of the largest in the region.
In cargo transportation, Avianca Cargo is a leader in the region and
is the main airline in different markets in the Americas. It serves
more than 50 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A330 freighters,
along with its operation of passenger aircraft bellies. Avianca has a
team of more than 12,000 people committed to providing safe,
convenient, affordable and friendly service to its customers. More
information is available at www.avianca.com.

About Lufthansa Technik
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 20,000
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 support,
maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and
conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.

Images: Copyright Avianca

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