Ethiopian Airlines Selects Mxi Technologies for Enterprise-Wide Maintenance Management

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.