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Fully automated testing procedure for engine components

Aviation Services

The aim is to research and develop automated inspection procedures for engine components in order to minimise work time, number of work processes, energy requirements and chemical use.

The goal of this project is to research and develop innovative, automated inspection procedures for engine components in order to minimise work time, number of work processes, energy requirements and chemical use.

Until now, the maintenance of engine components has been almost exclusively built on manual non-destructive testing (NDT) procedures. Whilst these fulfill the high international quality requirements, they are relatively intensive in terms of time, personnel and energy. 

In order to accommodate the current cost pressure in the industry, Lufthansa Technik is increasing its efforts in, amongst other things, the development of new processes to increase the efficiency of diagnostic procedures for engine components. 

Without doubt, the world's leading maintenance, production and development operation for civil aviation has the expertise to develop new technologies in the field of aircraft maintenance. Technologies such as this one make it possible for Lufthansa Technik to secure its position as a technological leader whilst expanding its services in the field of MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul). The end result of this is a sustainable increase in competitiveness along with the creation of new, secure, highly-qualified technology jobs in Hamburg.

Contact

Dr Franz Josef Kirschfink, franzjosef.kirschfink@lht.dlh.de, +49 [0]40-5070-60383

Leadership

Lufthansa Technik AG, Engine Services, HAM WR22/O

Partners

IFPT Institut für Flugzeug-Produktionstechnik der TU Hamburg-Harburg

Sponsored by

City of Hamburg, Department of Economy, Transport and Innovation