Block Aero Wins the Lufthansa Technik Philippines 2022 Start-Up Challenge

October 17, 2022

Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) has selected Block Aero as a winner of their 2022 Start-Up Challenge. The competition was organized to accelerate LTP’s digital transformation efforts and support entrepreneurs looking to apply their solutions to the MRO sector. Winners are invited to the LTP headquarters in Manila to discuss how their solutions can be applied to improve efficiency 

Over 100 teams from 8 countries participated in the challenge. Block Aero was represented in-person by CEO Todd Siena, Finance Director Lucas Pinoli, and Chief Product Officer Carlos Ribeiro.

The judges for the LTP Startup Challenge were LTP President & CEO, Elmar Lutter; LTP CFO & SVP for Finance, Rubi Pioquinto; LTP Deputy CFO & VP for Strategy & Corporate Projects, Stefan Yordanov; LTP Vice-President for IT, Roberto Asuncion; and Seedstars Ambassador & Startup Coach, Artie Lopez.

“You’ve all made the first steps in developing your business ventures, embarking on a journey of trial and error that is expected from every entrepreneur,” said Elmar. “I pay my respect to all the startups here today for taking the risk and trying to solve something new. May you all succeed in your missions.”

The recognition from LTP reinforces earlier accolades received from Rolls-Royce and ST Aerospace for digital innovation in the aerospace sector. Block Aero’s MRO Manager brings repair processes from email, XLS, and ERP systems to a distributed ledger environment that easily facilitates coordination of thousands of repair orders across customers, vendors and other third parties.

About Lufthansa Technik Philippines

Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) is a joint venture company of Lufthansa Technik AG and MacroAsia Corporation, which offers a wide range of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services to customers worldwide. LTP makes it its mission to ensure that all aircraft leaving its hangars reflect the world-renowned Lufthansa Technik standard of quality, safety, and reliability. A key pillar for its operational success is passion and an ongoing drive to achieve and meet high international standards in terms of quality, health and safety, and environment.

About Seedstars

Seedstars is a Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group’s activities cover over 90 emerging ecosystems through a variety of initiatives such as the FTxSDG Challenge, previously known as the Seedstars World Competition, which is the largest entrepreneurship competition in emerging markets; Seedstars Programs that are designed to support entrepreneurs in varying stages of growth via training, education, mentoring, and access to resources; Seedstars 01, a talent incubator providing digital skills and startup-based immersive education for the next generation of changemakers; Seedspace, physical coworking spaces and hubs located in 15 countries; and Seedstars International, a global venture capital fund for seed stage startups. For more information, visit

About Block Aero

Block Aero is an award-winning blockchain platform that allows organizations across the aviation supply chain to take control of their data, operations and collaborative workflows. We help organizations lower the cost of business, reduce turnaround times and explore new revenue streams.

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