Lufthansa Technik - engine overhaul
Design and construct an innovative handling technology for engine overhaul

Lufthansa Technik is one of the leading providers of MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and modification services in the civil aviation industry. With its seven business segments (Maintenance, Overhaul, Equipment Supply, Engines, Chassis, VIP Services and Original Equipment Innovation), Lufthansa Technik offers its approximately 800 customers a complete service in aircraft engineering services.
The engine shop in Hamburg is the largest manufacturer-independent overhaul center for engines worldwide. The services range from individual repairs of modules, individual parts and attachments to complete overhauls of engines from numerous manufacturers.


Due to the low lots sizes and the customer-specific work scope for the overhaul of engines, the processes are highly individualized, which means that full automation cannot be implemented economically in many cases. In order to support the manual processes in these complex process flows, a large number of expensive tools and jigs are used.

The handling of components with individual jigs leads on the one hand to high costs, on the other hand the complex assembly and disassembly of jigs leads to unnecessarily high process times. One example of this is the rotation of heavy modules during assembly or disassembly. Several different fixtures are mounted and dismounted to rotate the modules by a crane.

The aim of the project is the design and elaboration of new solutions for a more efficient handling of tools, components and modules. The equipment costs should be reduced by standardization and the process time by a high user-friendliness and ergonomic design. The new handling solutions have to relieve the workshop staff, so that complex operating interfaces must be avoided.

process analysis
technology screening
concept development
mechanical design

Creative students and graduates who would like to develop an innovative concept for a partially automated industrial solution. Important is the enthusiasm for new trends in handling technology, device design and automation as well as a good feeling for application-oriented solutions.

Studies (etc.):
mechanical engineering
general engineering sciences
business engineering

Please keep the following dates in mind:

  • 23. October: Info Event, 10:00 to 12:00 o'clock in the LuK-Mehrzweckraum
  • 1. November: Kick-Off-Event, 14:00 to 17:30 o'clock
  • 4. and 12. November: Projektmanagement-Workshop, ca. 09:00 to 17:00 o'clock
  • 7. November: kickoff-meeting with Lufthansa Technik, 9:30 to 11:30 o'clock, Weg beim Jäger 193, 22335 Hamburg
  • 24. November: Workshop "Führen ohne Vorgesetztenfunktion", ca. 09:00 bis 17:00 o'clock