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Magnetic MRO seeks efficiencies in external aircraft inspections with mixed reality-based software

Magnetic MRO is to start applying mixed reality-based aircraft skin inspection software, which has been developed by AerinX.

The MRO company said external aircraft inspection processes could be significantly accelerated and streamlined using Budapest-based AerinX’s system.

A partnership agreement between the companies was signed this week in Amsterdam at the MRO Europe conference and exhibition (pictured below).

AerinX’s mixed reality-based software aims to make external surface inspections on aircraft “faster, simpler, more precise and better-documented”. Using it, maintenance engineers can identify damages precisely and accurately, with maintenance downtime reduced by up to 80 per cent, according to AerinX.

The system projects frames, stringers and previous damages on the aircraft with advanced computer vision, and automatically registers newly discovered damages and determines their exact location. The AerinX software also facilitates damage assessment with a preloaded manufacturer SRM database.

“We are excited about our partnership with AerinX as their mixed reality-based inspection solution challenges the conventional ways of aircraft inspections,” said Magnetic MRO’s base maintenance director Sergei Shkolnik. “It makes the whole process faster for our technicians as well as having the potential to digitalise the entire process for improved efficiency.”

AerinX’s co-founder and CEO Bence Kiss commented: “AerinX is a unique and highly innovative supporting tool and system for aerospace engineers using 3D models and mixed reality technology. With our support, technicians can focus on the high value-added tasks where their experience is required the most. Based on our end-to-end approach, we cover the time-consuming tasks which an aircraft technician encounters during an outer surface inspection process. We are very excited about our fresh partnership with Magnetic MRO, as they are a significant global player keen to use latest technology.”

AerinX’s smart inspection solution is already in use in several locations within the European Union and in the Gulf region. The company is preparing for a funding round within the coming months.

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