Nokia Develops Private 5G Network for Lufthansa Technik
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Comments

Nokia and Lufthansa Technik, a provider of technical aircraft services, deployed a 5G industrial-grade private wireless network to accelerate a project that enables remote engine parts inspection for its civil aviation customers.

Through Lufthansa Technik’s Virtual Table Inspection proof-of-concept project at its Hamburg, Germany, facility, the 5G private wireless network will remove the need for customers to physically attend servicing by providing seamless video access to the engine overhaul shop floor.

The company’s customers travel to Hamburg to carry out components inspections when engines are overhauled, which means that they are entirely disassembled and inspected in utmost detail. With the new system, Lufthansa Technik will trial inspections of individual engine parts collaboratively over a fast, high-definition video link.

"The first application cases already impressively demonstrate the valuable contribution 5G technology can make to the aviation industry,” said Soeren Stark, Lufthansa Technik executive board member. “It will also pave the way for numerous new innovations at Lufthansa Technik that will benefit our company, our employees and also our customers.”

In the project, customers will be guided through the engine shop using a third-party mobile device that provides real-time, high-resolution video streaming with mechanics and engineers. This will allow virtual inspection of dismantled parts enabling joint decision making about inspected components.

Nokia is delivering 5G private wireless network connectivity by deploying the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) solution. Lufthansa Technik can configure and adapt the network to precisely meet the project’s needs. Remote, high-resolution screen inspection calls for high-bandwidth and low-latency capability to accommodate demanding upload and download speeds, as well as adequate computing power to handle the processing requirements of live transmission.

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