Ottawa, Canada (January 16, 2014) – Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that LAN Airlines (LAN) has gone live with a full footprint upgrade to Maintenix® version 8 (v8) across the Group’s affiliate passenger and cargo carriers — a global network comprising of over 4000 end users. In addition to enabling standardization on a single MRO platform, the upgrade to Maintenix v8 supports the maintenance network in contributing to LAN’s overall vision of being recognized as one of the world’s ten best airlines.
Mxi’s Maintenix v8 software stream provides LAN with a scalable platform that meets the Group’s objectives for organizational expansion, business process efficiencies, and the adoption of new features and usability enhancements. These features of the v8 stream include significant advancements in materials management, purchasing, maintenance history navigation and data search capability, heavy and long range planning tools, user experience improvements, and mobile touchscreen deployment.
The upgrade project was completed seamlessly with minimal impact to operations and end users as they cut over to the v8 production environment and released the system to all affiliates across South America.
“The overall process and efficiency improvements that we have seen across our maintenance organization since our initial adoption of the Maintenix software have been significant. Throughout our engagement, Mxi has remained a trusted partner that has supported us in the continued adoption of new technologies to keep our business processes current and reflective of what is needed to succeed in the market” says Ruy Lotz, Technical Support Director, LAN Airlines. “Now, with the upgrade to Maintenix v8, we expect this trend to continue as we leverage the new features and deployment opportunities afforded by the technological updates in this latest version.”
The technology backbone and flexibility of the Maintenix platform has long been of particular benefit to LAN due to their distributed multi-operator network and regulatory reporting requirements across several countries. To simplify audit and compliance requirements, LAN provides a number of regulatory agencies with direct access to the Maintenix system to minimize operational disruption and to keep the focus on core activities.
“LAN is an innovator among the world’s airlines and this recent upgrade speaks to their ambition,” says Dave Seibel, Chairman and CEO, Mxi Technologies. “Their approach to success is reflected in their careful consideration of technologies to support the many facets of their business and we’re very pleased to have Maintenix v8 acknowledged as the MRO IT solution of choice for underpinning their maintenance operations.”
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.