TAP-M&E Boosts Dent-Mapping & Reporting Efficiency by 90% Using dentCHECK

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dentCHECK delivers ground-breaking savings to the airline and MRO sectors

TAP-M&E can map & report 30 dents per hour using dentCHECK

dentCHECK delivers everything we had hoped for. It allows TAP-M&E to maintain a competitive advantage in the global MRO services landscape. Our airline customers are the direct beneficiaries.

TAP-Maintenance & Engineering (TAP-M&E), a global provider of comprehensive heavy-check MRO services, announced today that it has slashed dent-mapping and reporting times by 90% as a result of its adoption of dentCHECK from 8tree. Since implementing dentCHECK at its Brazil MRO operations last year, TAP-M&E can now conclusively inspect dents and create SRM-compliant dent reports at an effective rate of 240 dents per man-hour-day. This compares to TAP-M&E's previous industry-leading effective rate of 24 dents per man-hour-day using traditional mapping methods. TAP-M&E is formally presenting these findings tomorrow at the 59th annual Airlines 4 America (A4A) NDT conference in San Diego.

"We knew 8tree had something very promising when they first demonstrated an early prototype of dentCHECK to us a few years ago," said Valter Fernandes, Executive Vice President of Operations, TAP-M&E. "Since then, they have been very diligent and receptive to understanding our industry's needs. As a result, dentCHECK is now a comprehensive, yet portable dent-mapping tool that has been specifically designed to solve a very chronic problem within the MRO industry. dentCHECK delivers everything we had hoped for. It allows TAP-M&E to maintain a competitive advantage in the global MRO services landscape. Our airline customers are the direct beneficiaries."

"Although we have always been confident of dentCHECK's performance capabilities, TAP-M&E's compelling real-world use metrics are immensely gratifying for us," said Arun Chhabra, CEO of 8tree. "We made every effort to ensure that dentCHECK is a powerful, yet simple-to-use tool for the operator on the line. The experiences reported by TAP-M&E and our other customers are a huge validation of our approach to deliver 'go/no-go' SRM-compliant results with the push of a single button."

dentCHECK is a handheld, portable 3D surface inspection system that delivers simple 1-button dent-mapping & corrosion blend-out analysis, which are presented as instantly actionable SRM-compliant and easy-to-understand ‘go/no-go’ color-coded results. In just a few seconds, dentCHECK calculates reliable and consistent A / Y (or W / D) measurements.

dentCHECK is a completely self-contained and fully networked tool. As a result, 8tree’s unique SRM-compliant 1-Click Analysis Report™ is transferred seamlessly to an MRO operator's secure servers using the built-in WiFi / USB capability of dentCHECK. In addition A/Y measurements, the report equips operators with other critical information, including, deformation color-maps with numerical annotation, distance to next stringer/frame, and detailed measurement logs (zone #, time-stamp, operator ID, part ID, etc.) to facilitate quick SRM compliance that is tailored to an airline's specific requirements.

With 8tree’s patented product design and augmented reality presentation of results directly on the surface of the aircraft, The Surface Becomes The Screen™. As with all 8tree products, user-programming and surface preparation is never required. dentCHECK has been shipping to major airlines since last year. Earlier this year, it was certified by one major aircraft OEM, and is undergoing similar certification at other OEMs.

dentCHECK is being demonstrated at MRO Asia this week. For more information, please visit 8tree at booth #621 at MRO Asia, Sept 27-29, 2016 in Singapore, and always at http://www.8-tree.com.

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