Technik (LHT) 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-the-art 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
The MRO provider notes it will test equipment from "both
start-ups and established technology companies" and that the selection will be
based "primarily on top trends" and day-to-day requirements.
M. 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. (Source: flightglobal.com, 23-Apr-2018)