Ethiopian Airlines Goes Live with Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix Software

Ottawa, Canada (July 13, 2011) – Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) has gone live with the Maintenix® software for their Q400 and next-generation 777-200LR fleets. Beyond seamless integration with existing flight and finance systems, Ethiopian is now fully operational with the engineering, planning, execution, materials, and technical records modules of the Maintenix software.

“Ethiopian prides itself on being a technology leader both within the world of African aviation and the global arena. Accordingly, we are fully committed to supporting our fleet with next-generation MRO software as a means to leverage our investments in new aircraft and for on-going maintenance efficiencies,” says Mr. Mesfin Tasew, Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines. “This first-stage go-live represents a significant milestone for our organization as we look to support our current and future plans for creating a progressive maintenance environment and moving away from our legacy Maxi-Merlin system, which was no longer able to support our needs.”

Building off the success of this first phase, Ethiopian Airlines is already actively moving forward with an expanded footprint and roll-out across the remainder of their fleet.

“Ethiopian’s leadership and project team have consistently impressed us with the depth of knowledge of their business, their technical acumen, and their enthusiasm for the project,” says Dave Seibel, Chairman and CEO, Mxi Technologies. “Mxi has a long history and strong commitment to helping aviation maintenance organizations evolve their operations through the use of software and we are pleased to support the growth taking place at Ethiopian.”

About Ethiopian. Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Hangzhou, Milan, and Malakal, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 63 international destinations spanning four continents.

Recently, Ethiopian won the 2011 "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" Award for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and the 2009 "Airline of the Year" award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). 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.

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. Our customers range from emerging, small to midsized organizations to the largest global enterprises. For more information, visit www.mxi.com

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