Lufthansa Technik has selected 8tree’s dentCHECK tool to enhance the efficiency and quality of damage-mapping across all of its base maintenance facilities and in other product divisions.
dentCHECK is the world’s only handheld-portable, completely wireless 3D surface inspection tool with integrated augmented reality, that delivers real-time ‘go/no-go’ SRM-compliant answers at the push of a single button. Defined by and purpose-built for the aviation industry, the tool is now used by the world’s leading airlines, MROs and OEMs.
“After testing several dent-mapping technologies in our Innovation Bay at Lufthansa Technik Malta, we were convinced by 8tree’s dentCHECK because of its user-friendliness and performance,” said Cathal O’Loughlin, Head of Tooling & Equipment at Lufthansa Technik Base Maintenance Services. “By accelerating the damage-mapping process, dentCHECK increases efficiency and frees capacity of our skilled Structure Mechanics. That’s why we decided to roll-out dentCHECK across our global Base Maintenance Network”
“We warmly welcome Lufthansa Technik to the rapidly growing community of dentCHECK users, which now exceeds two dozen airlines, MROs and OEMs, spanning more than three dozen installations worldwide,” said Arun Chhabra, CEO, 8tree. “We are encouraged by Lufthansa’s selection of dentCHECK. Their adoption continues to validate the tool’s compelling value proposition for the aviation maintenance sector. ”
Chhabra and the 8tree team are at the ongoing MRO Europe in London, where they will showcase new features of the tool, including its seamless interface to ultrasonic test gauges to accelerate blend-out analysis and eliminate error during the process.”
dentCHECK has been certified, approved and recognized by all major aircraft OEMs for its efficacy in significantly improving damage inspection and reporting, compared to traditionally manual and subjective methods. These include multiple approvals in Airbus’ Tool Equipment Manuals (TEMs) spanning all Airbus aircraft, recognition in Boeing’s Service Letter for dent-mapping on all Boeing commercial aircraft and similar recognition on all Bombardier CRJ and Q400/Dash 8 (now De Havilland Dash8) aircraft.
Detailed case-studies from Delta TechOps, Allegiant, easyJet and TAP-M&E, as well as announcements from Aeromexico, Airbus, DHL-Express and Zeppelin, demonstrate that dentCHECK drastically reduces inspection and reporting times by up to 90%. This shortens aircraft Turn-around-Time (TaT), which further reduces lost revenues and very directly improves operational efficiency for airlines.
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