Region’s largest airline group reaches organizational milestone with receipt of the America’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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Ottawa, Canada (September 13, 2012) – Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, today announced that with the receipt of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, LAN Airlines (LAN) is among the world’s leading commercial operators to track and maintain their next-generation aircraft using the Maintenix software.
In addition to marking a significant milestone in the growth strategy of LAN Airlines, the receipt and rapid induction of the first Dreamliner in the Americas reflects a dedicated 787 project team committed to best practices and maintenance program modernization through their use of Maintenix. LAN currently is live on their existing fleet of more than 150 aircraft with a full Maintenix footprint across the Group’s geographically distributed network, encompassing engineering, planning, execution, materials, and technical records. As LAN continues to take receipt of new aircraft, their Maintenix installation will scale to meet the demands of an expanding fleet.
“Business system modernization and fleet expansion are two key aspects surrounding LAN’s vision for the organization, and we see next-generation IT as a key enabler to support this business transformation,” says Ruy Lotz, Technical Support Director, LAN Airlines. “Using Maintenix has allowed us to capitalize on efficiencies in our maintenance organization through single-system support across the airlines in the group, as well as enable us to confidently manage the requirements of our varied fleet, including the first of our 787s.”
“Over the last several years and through dedication to an ambitious but clear business strategy, LAN has steadily evolved into one of the world’s leading airlines and we are pleased to have played a part in their transformation,” says Dave Seibel, Chairman and CEO, Mxi Technologies. “We share in their success and take great pride in the Maintenix software being once again proven in-field to underpin the maintenance program of a large and diverse fleet, including next generation aircraft.”
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LAN Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A., including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., TAM Airlines (Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A. This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 150 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to about 169 destinations in 27 countries, with a fleet of 311 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has more than 52,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, in the form of BDRs.
Each airline will continue to operate under their current brands and identities. For any inquiry of LAN or TAM, please visit www.lan.com or www.tam.com.br, respectively. Further information at www.latamairlinesgroup.net.
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.