Airbus Deploys dentCHECK on Flightline and Realizes 90% Efficiency Gains

Airbus has begun reaping the benefits of 8tree’s dentCHECK at its Flightline operations in Hamburg, Germany. When inspecting dents post-rework on the difficult-to-access joint section 14/15 of a painted A320 aircraft, technicians achieved compelling efficiency gains in excess of 90% when using dentCHECK, compared to traditional manual methods.

“We are excited to see Airbus’ Flightline operations enthusiastically embracing dentCHECK for its speed, consistency of measurement and 1-button ease-of-use,” said Arun Chhabra, CEO, 8tree. “We are pleased to welcome Airbus Hamburg to the rapidly growing, global aviation community that relies on dentCHECK for their damage-assessment needs. It is very rewarding for us to witness dentCHECK – a purpose-built tool that is shaped by inputs from airlines/MROs – now delivering value further upstream, within the Flightline operations of an aircraft OEM. Through our user-centric design approach we strive to empower users of all skill levels with ‘go/no-go’ answers, not just data. We look forward to supporting Airbus Hamburg’s future needs backed by 8tree’s exceptional customer service. At the upcoming AirExpo China 2018 in Shanghai, we will share a sneak-peak into several new capabilities that expand the dentCHECK eco-system and enhance operational efficiency for customers.”

dentCHECK is the world’s only handheld portable and completely wireless 3D scanner to be published with multiple approvals in Airbus’ Tool Equipment Manuals (TEMs) for the express purpose of dent-mapping on metallic aero-structures and composite cabin floor-boards. Other aircraft OEMs are expected to issue similar guidance in the coming weeks, enabling more airlines to implement dentCHECK to boost their maintenance efficiency.

Detailed case-studies published by TAP-M&E and easyJet, demonstrate that dentCHECK drastically reduces inspection and reporting times by more than 90% and 80%, respectively. As such, it empowers aircraft maintenance operations with first-of-its-kind objective and consistent dent-inspection and blend-out results. This reduces aircraft Turn-around-Time (TaT), which further reduces lost revenues and very directly improves operational efficiency for airlines. dentCHECK enhances safety through an improved understanding of airframe reliability.

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