Lufthansa Technik locks in on 8tree’s dentCHECK to expedite damage-mapping & reporting

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The world’s leading MRO provider has deployed 8tree’s dentCHECK® across all of its global base maintenance facilities. The dentCHECK value proposition continues to grow – announcing a seamless interface to UT-gauges to accelerate blend-out analysis and eliminate error during the process – at MRO Europe in London Oct 16-17, 2019

dentCHECK in use at Lufthansa Technik Malta Image copyright: © Lufthansa Technik AG / Photographer: Jan Brandes

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

Lufthansa Technik, the world’s largest MRO, 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, dentCHECK 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. We look forward to supporting Lufthansa’s maintenance operations and having them experience 8tree’s exceptional customer service.

“At this week’s MRO Europe in London, we will showcase some exciting new features including dentCHECK’s 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. dentCHECK is the aviation industry’s only 3D scanner tool that ships with OEM-mandated reference standards that are traceable to National Labs and validate dentCHECK performance.

Multi-OEM approvals have accelerated widespread adoption of dentCHECK amongst airlines/MROs. 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. dentCHECK enhances safety through an improved understanding of airframe reliability.

For more information and to see dentCHECK in action, visit http://www.8-tree.com.

About 8tree
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.

About Lufthansa Technik
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.

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