MTU Maintenance has launched ‘CORTEX’ – a new fleet management software – with customer LATAM Airlines.
The new maintenance cost and planning tool combines the MRO specialist’s technical expertise with data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.
It also accommodates financial, technical, operational, environmental and market considerations to generate engine planning scenarios.
“Our new service reduces maintenance and operating costs and increases dispatch reliability for airlines. It is completely customisable, immediate, and proactive. Such a tool is not currently available on the market today,” said MTU’s senior vice president Martin Friis-Petersen.
“Airlines need a tool like CORTEX. Combined with MTU’s expert recommendations, they can then assess various scenarios and maximise the use of existing assets, for instance in a restart scenario, but also avoid unnecessary spend.”
MTU Maintenance is LATAM’s MRO partner of choice for its V2500 engine fleet. The two partners have enjoyed a 20-plus-year business relationship, with MTU Maintenance having performed over 250 shop visits under independent contract on the TAM Linhas Aereas (now part of LATAM) and LATAM fleet since 1999.
“There’s no way to achieve the optimum long-term planning strategy and in turn, large cost savings, without a complex and highly flexible instrument like CORTEX,” added LATAM’s director of engineering Paulo Rimbano.