US-American carrier JetBlue Airways is one of the first customers of
Lufthansa Technik's new engineering consulting service 'Maintwise'.
In only two months, Lufthansa Technik has developed a maintenance
concept tailored to the individual needs of the customer for his
entire Airbus A320 fleet, consisting of about 130 aircraft.

The aim of 'Maintwise' is to bundle optimally all aspects of an
aircraft maintenance program, taking into account available ground
times, customer targets and framework conditions. In cooperation with
the customer's planning and engineering experts, the engineers at
Lufthansa Technik devise a maintenance concept that optimally
harmonizes the flight plan with the maintenance program.

Depending on the customer's objectives, higher aircraft availability
or lower maintenance costs are the main targets. Other objectives may
include improving planning stability or increasing flexibility for
aircraft operations.

For this, engineers of Lufthansa Technik assess the customer's
situation by identifying the exact targets and collecting relevant
information concerning the maintenance concept. Taking into account
ground time constraints, maintenance requirements, required working
hours and other criteria, different concepts are simulated and

On the basis of the analysis, Lufthansa Technik proposes possible
scenarios for maintenance concepts and compares their economic
benefits. From this, the customer chooses the most suitable concept
for implementation, which is then developed in detail.