AVIATION DataHub to promote competition and airline independence
Lufthansa Technik plans to reduce its stake significantly
Control, choice and competition for all market players
Lufthansa Technik has set up AVIATION DataHub, an independent
platform for all data generated by aviation. With this decision,
Lufthansa Technik has taken an important step in the digitalization
of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business (MRO) and the
integration of flight and ground-handling operations. AVIATION
DataHub was 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 ("tech-ops") and ground operations
("ground-ops") to flight operations ("flight-ops").
AVIATION DataHub ensures data security, quality and integrity as well
as efficient control by the owner of the data.
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.
The Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik, Dr.
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 currently holds a 100 percent stake in AVIATION
DataHub. 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
AVIATAR; a digital product offered by Lufthansa Technik, will also
work with the data from the AVIATION DataHub. AVIATAR is an
independent and integrated platform for digital services such as
predictive maintenance with integrated technical implementation.
Flight operations will be included in the next step as a way of
providing airlines with an integrated and uniform solution for
holistic fleet management. Today, the operators of a significant
four-digit number of aircraft use AVIATAR, benefiting from optimized
operating times, reduced consequential costs and more reliable fleet
Dr. Christian Langer, Head of Digital Fleet Solutions at Lufthansa
Technik, said: "We welcome competition. It drives innovation and the
search for the best solutions. For this reason, AVIATION DataHub is
open to anyone who wants to improve our industry - and that naturally
includes our competitors. We are already in a fairly advanced stage
of discussions with some potential shareholders and partners. The
interest in such a neutral data platform is huge."
AVIATION DataHub is designed for airlines, manufacturers of aircraft,
components and systems, other MRO companies, data providers and
providers of digital products and solutions such as Lufthansa
Now that it has been founded, AVIATION DataHub will begin and expand
its operative activities with AVIATAR as its first customer.
Promising discussions are underway with potential partners and other
shareholders, including the technical and operative integration of
existing technologies and infrastructures under the umbrella of
Jan Stoevesand and Michael Britzke were named as managing directors
of AVIATION DataHub GmbH.