Leading African carrier chooses Maintenix software for superior functionality and ability to support advanced aircraft
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Ottawa, Canada (August 26, 2010) – Mxi Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), one of Africa’s leading domestic and international passenger carriers, has selected Maintenix® software to provide maintenance management for their modern and growing fleet.
“As one of Africa’s fastest-growing airlines, Ethiopian required a maintenance management solution that could easily scale to meet our evolving requirements both for the airline business which is equipping itself with modern aircraft and the MRO business which is expanding rapidly” says Girma Wake, CEO, Ethiopian. “In evaluating vendors, it became apparent that Mxi Technologies’ software was the best solution capable of supporting the increasing sophistication of our fleet and our rigorous demands for compliance control.”
The Maintenix software will be implemented enterprise-wide and provide full-footprint functionality, including engineering, maintenance, and materials management, for all aircraft across the Ethiopian organization. Maintenix will also be implemented at Ethiopian’s MRO facilities, which is recognized as one of the leading maintenance hubs in Africa. In implementing the full breadth and depth of the Maintenix solution, Ethiopian will benefit from a boost in efficiency and productivity gains supported by consolidated business information and industry-leading functionality. Mxi’s Maintenix software wholly replaces Ethiopian’s legacy maintenance management solution, Maxi-Merlin, as well as a number of other supporting systems.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ethiopian to the Mxi customer community,” says Les Hine, President and CEO, Mxi Technologies. “Not only are we encouraged by our growing customer base, the selection by Ethiopian also further distinguishes the Maintenix software as the solution of choice for airlines operating next-generation aircraft.”
Ethiopian will be among the first of the world’s airlines to implement Maintenix for the 787 following the aircraft’s introduction to the fleet.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of flight services to Pointe Noire, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 39 cities in Africa and a total of 59 international destinations spanning throughout four continents.
Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 on November 25, 2009 and “Airline of the Year” award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) on November 24, 2009, bringing the total Awards honored since January 2009 to five.
In August, 2008, Ethiopian won “the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award” of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.
Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.
Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.
About Mxi Technologies
With solutions designed specifically for aviation maintenance, Mxi Technologies provides integrated and intelligent software, support, and services to commercial airlines, MROs, OEM aftermarket service providers, and defense operators. Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix® software uses a modern architecture and provides advanced capabilities such as a role-based Web browser interface, long range and automated line planning, automated workflow, electronic signatures, support for portable wireless devices, and a comprehensive range of integration APIs. Mxi Technologies’ customers range from emerging, small to midsized organizations to the largest global enterprises.