Lufthansa Technik Introduces Paperless Maintenance

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 17, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 10-18-2016] Lufthansa Technik, the Lufthansa Airline’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organization, has introduced digital documentation of documents for aircraft maintenance across its German operations. The digital documents represent the resolution of defects on aircraft from Lufthansa Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo in electronic form. The company has already introduced the electronic job sheet (eJobcard) at all German line maintenance stations, and the Ground Log Book (GLB), a paper-based document, has been replaced with the electronic Ground Log (eGL). With this new form of documentation, the company aims to save hundreds of thousands of pages of paper each year, and in the future this will reach millions of pages.

The basis is provided by the Maintenance Log, an application developed by Lufthansa Technik as part of the paperless maintenance program. The application assists aircraft technicians in recording and outputting data, and it can be used on various mobile devices.

"Electronic documentation, when used in combination with mobile devices, requires one-off data entry by the maintenance personnel directly at the site when the information is acquired," explains Gerald Frielinghaus, head of the paperless maintenance program at Lufthansa Technik.

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