...rewarding to see dentCHECK -- originally defined by and built for airlines/MROs -- now delivering value further upstream in an OEM's Flightline operations
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., and KONSTANZ, Germany (PRWEB) May 15, 2018
Airbus, a global leader in the manufacture of commercial aircraft, 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.
The world’s leading airlines and MROs use dentCHECK. 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.
For more information and to see dentCHECK in action, visit 8tree (Booth E241) at AirExpo China, May 14-16 in Shanghai, and always at http://www.8-tree.com.
8tree makes 3D optical surface inspection tools that solve chronic problems for multiple industries. 8tree’s products empower every operator – from mechanics on the floor, to engineers in the lab – with precision measurement, portability and performance. With its patented user-centric product design, instant ‘go/no-go’ answers and zero-learning curve, 8tree is committed to making precision 3D scanning more broadly accessible – technically and commercially.