Leading US regional carrier Horizon Air has begun using dentCHECK digital damage-mapping to enhance its fleet maintenance operations and improve the quality of its reporting activities.
dentCHECK is the world’s only handheld-portable, completely wireless 3D scanner tool with integrated AR that is purpose-built for the aviation maintenance industry. It is now used by the world’s leading commercial, cargo and defense MROs. Delivering real-time ‘go/no-go’ answers at the push of a single-button, the tool significantly reduces damage-mapping and reporting times, compared to traditional manual methods that use depth-gauges and straight-edges.
Approved and recognised by all major aerospace OEMs (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer), dentCHECK is used by the world’s leading airlines/MROs for fast and accurate damage-mapping and SRM-compliant multi-dent reporting. When compared to traditional inspection methods, dentCHECK delivers a 90% gain in efficiency and 35 times better measurement consistency.
“With dentCHECK, Horizon is able to quickly and accurately map dents and release aircraft back into the operation safely”, said Archie Vega, Director of Line Maintenance at Horizon Air. “dentCHECK allows us to quickly assess and map dents in a fraction of the time it would take to hand map. This will advance our capability into the future as we start to expand dentCHECK use to other Horizon maintenance locations.”
“We are delighted to welcome Horizon Air to 8tree’s growing base of dentCHECK customers”, said Arun Chhabra, CEO, 8tree. “Horizon joins the rapidly growing global aviation community of more than three dozen airlines, MROs and OEMs who rely on dentCHECK for verifiable end-to-end digital damage-mapping and reporting, across a wide variety of commercial, cargo, business and defence aircraft.”
OEM-acceptance has led to widespread adoption of dentCHECK amongst airlines/MROs. Detailed case-studies from easyJet, Delta TechOps and TAP-M&E, as well as news from Lufthansa Technik, Kalitta Air, Aeromexico, Airbus’ Flightline, DHL-Express and Zeppelin, demonstrate that dentCHECK drastically reduces inspection and reporting times by up to 90%. This shortens aircraft turn-around-time, which further reduces lost revenues and directly improves operational efficiency for airlines.