Accelerate and Enhance Aircraft Maintenance Through Wearable Technology


Smooth air traffic hinges on properly maintained aircrafts and the underlying logistics. Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) is a leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircrafts. Find out how ProGlove’s wearable barcode scanners make a difference at LTLS.


To create smart solutions for its customers, LTLS combines the skills of a global logistics company with in -depth and unique knowledge of the aviation industry. Some 65,000 different items are warehoused at LTLS’s Munich site in Germany. On average, each part is stored and retrieved twice a year. For security reasons, continuous parts tracking is of the utmost importance. Delays are not only costly but also lead to subsequent expenditures in the procurement of adequate spare parts. The highest safety standards must be met. That is why LTLS chose ProGlove’s wearable scanners to accelerate processes and bring about major improvements.


The technology enables LTLS to capture every incoming part in their IT system in a matter of seconds. Key information – such as how fast and where items need to be – is immediately available. This even includes a specific Aircraft on Ground (AOG) warning signal to allow for priority handling of the parts in question by means of a combined visual, acoustic, and haptic feedback alert which the ProGlove wearable barcode scanners output. ProGlove’s technology helps to prevent errors, maintain safety and enhance process quality. To find out more, read the full LTLS customer story.


Begin every project with the human worker in mind

Baggage handling, catering, maintenance – these are not only crucial objectives for the aviation industry, they also come with huge potential to tap into micro-efficiencies that can scale tremendously to help address current and future woes.


With that being said, it is paramount that organizations understand their processes inside out. This may include the use of adequate tools which help them discover the true story of their shop floor. Yet this true story may not sit in their conventional enterprise applications. Because even though these solutions are often indispensable, they typically only render a top-down view which displays an ideal picture. What is needed is a reliable factual as-is-view that applies a bottom-up perspective.


Instead of investing into moon-shot technology with questionable results, organizations should invest into solutions that will deliver an immediate impact with tangible results and begin every project with their most valuable asset in mind: their human workforce.


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