Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance arm of the German airline Lufthansa, have selected AKCP monitoring devices for use in several of their maintenance hubs worldwide.
In the business of aircraft maintenance time plays a crucial role, and so does the timely supply of the mechanical, consumable and expendable spare parts, thus Lufthansa Technik keeps thousands of part numbers permanently in stock at each of their hubs. There are industry regulations regarding the storage of many of these parts. There is a wide range of temperature and humidity thresholds for different parts, such as batteries, composites, oils or solvents. In order to constantly monitor the storage conditions AKCP technology has been deployed.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) implemented the AKCP environmental monitoring solution at their warehouses in Germany. The system is mainly based on the sensorProbe4 and sensorProbe8 devices. These are coupled with single port dual temperature and humidity sensors, for general warehouse and humidity controlled areas, and the waterproof version, which is used to monitor cold storage areas. In addition to this, a GSM system based on the SP2+ with internal GSM modem is in place at remote warehouses that are not connected to the company’s main network.
After the initial installation at their German warehouses, Lufthansa Technik have begun the installation at their other global locations. Sofia (Bulgaria) has already been installed, and now Aguadilla (Puerto Rico), Budapest (Hungary) and Shannon (Ireland) are to follow with similar setups at each, ensuring the warehouse teams have all the information they need to ensure the safe storage of aircraft materials.