Ottawa, Canada (April 16, 2008) – Mxi Technologies announced today that Qantas, one of the world’s leading long distance carriers and Australia’s leading airline, has selected the Mxi Maintenix® software for fleet-wide implementation. The integrated, intelligent software solution will provide significant improvements to productivity, enabling its engineering and maintenance business, Qantas Engineering, to reduce costs, while maximizing its operational capacity.
With the Maintenix software replacing the current legacy system, Qantas will benefit from a single source of information that is tailored to the viewer, allowing for higher quality data, ease of use, and improved decision making; ultimately increasing the efficiency of the maintenance team. The synergies offered through a single integrated system permit the removal of unnecessary repetition and the elimination of waste that result in unnecessary costs.
“The move to a new Maintenance & Engineering platform is a transformational opportunity for Qantas,” said David Cox, Executive General Manager Qantas Engineering. “To constantly improve our competitive position in a global market, we made a strategic decision to select Maintenix as the platform to renew our processes. We were impressed with the intelligent decision making and automation tools that Maintenix delivers.”
“Mxi worked closely with Qantas in the early phases of the program to understand their current processes and evaluate how to improve them,” said Les Hine, President of Mxi Technologies. “Working with such a leading customer has allowed us to combine the knowledge and best practices of both teams. We are thrilled to have been chosen by Qantas for this project and believe that this will further establish Mxi as the leading supplier of MRO software to the world’s foremost aerospace organizations.”
Building on Mxi’s strong delivery capability, implementation of the software will take the form of three parallel phases including an A380 implementation to accommodate the technological advances of the new aircraft. The Marlin project will provide functionality to support the Technical Services, Maintenance Services, Aircraft Customer Services, Supply Chain and Finance & Strategy groups within Qantas Engineering, while the Production Planning & Control (PP&C) project will focus on overhauling current maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) processes.
The Qantas Group operates an extensive network serving Australia and 36 other countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, the UK, Europe and southern Africa. The Group employs approximately 37,000 people and offers services across a network covering 140 destinations 57 in Australia and 83 in other countries. Additionally, Qantas Engineering operates one of the largest aircraft engineering and maintenance facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, with over 6,000 employees and is known worldwide for engineering excellence and safety. Qantas Engineering maintains airframes, engines, components and avionics of its own core fleet as well as for other clients.
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.