Despite pandemic-related travel limitations, Lufthansa Technik delivered simulated engine parts assessment for its air traffic clients over fast, high-definition video communications during a recently completed year-long pilot.
Lufthansa Technik deploys Nokia 5G wireless network.
The company’s ‘Virtual Table Inspection’ (VTI) has allowed customers to virtually attend engine component assessments without going to its Hamburg plant by guiding them around the engine shop using visuals generated by a 5G-enabled mobile device. Customers can communicate with engine technicians carrying out maintenance work in real-time via a video broadcast. Disassembled parts are inspected together in high-resolution on a screen, allowing for suitable order decisions. Lufthansa Technik’s digital AVIATAR expert aircraft fleet management system now includes VTI.
Lufthansa Technik Chief Information officer Stephan Drewes said that the Nokia 5G private wireless network allowed the company to offer consistent virtual inspection without any unpredicted downtime over the past year. As a result, the company has moved to make the first pilot test case a formal AVIATAR offering based on the experience.
Nokia 5G network can enhance productivity.
Nokia Cloud and Network Services president Raghav Sahgal said that the pandemic showed digitization of business value with more advanced digital transformation companies showing more significant resilience and flexibility levels. Sahgal said that through Lufthansa Technik’s deployment of a private wireless network, it is evident that 5G has the potential of improving productivity and transforming customer experience even during most difficult times.
So far, Nokia has deployed over 1,550 mission-critical networks for top customers in energy transport, manufacturing, large enterprise, public sector, and webscale globally. Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) 5G SA supports the network. Nokia DAC is a low latency, a high-bandwidth platform offering super-fast private wireless network and edge computing.