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How Did 100 Different Manual Measurements Stack Up?

By News&Events

What do you uncover by analyzing hundreds of manual measurements of the same surface? The Truth. 8tree conducted the world’s most comprehensive study of dent-mapping in the aviation sector, at the recently concluded 2019 #AMCAero. The data reveals a simple truth – traditional manual measurements are highly subjective, error-prone and up to 37x less consistent than 8tree’s OEM-approved dentCHECK tool. The ability to accurately, consistently and quickly measure aircraft damage has a very direct impact on aviation efficiency and safety.

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2019 Aerospace Maintenance Competition

By News&Events

What does an aviation technician do when an aircraft is pummeled by hail? At the recently concluded 2019 Aerospace Maintenance Competition, 8tree conducted the world’s most comprehensive study of aviation dent-mapping measurements to contrast traditional manual measurement practices with the latest maintenance technology being deployed by airlines worldwide. Dig into the results to understand how aviation technicians are becoming more accurate, more consistent and more efficient at getting aircraft back in service.

Aircraft hail-damage: What tools will aircraft maintenance crews use for the job?

By Case Study

What does an aviation technician do when their aircraft is pummeled by hail?

To contrast traditional methods vs. emerging technology, more than 150 engineers, technicians, and students participated in a dent-mapping competition at the recent 2019 Aerospace Maintenance Competition. 80 teams were greeted by eight simulated dents on two airframe panels. Working under real-world time pressure and conditions, the teams had to accurately determine the ‘go/no-go’ status of the damage. Participants were tasked with mapping the dents using traditional methods, and then with 8tree’s purpose-built dentCHECK tool.

At every stage of the competition, dentCHECK surpassed participants’ expectations, while laying bare the inconsistencies associated with manual measurements. By the conclusion of the event, dentCHECK had become the dent-mapping tool-of-choice for participating teams.

But why? In the coming weeks, we will dive into the results of the world’s most comprehensive study of aviation dent-mapping.

Follow 8tree to see how dentCHECK helps operators efficiently map dents and make reliable decisions, instantly!

8tree at Startup-Lounge Bodensee

By News&Events

140 participants networked at the Startup Lounge #19

The Konstanzer Neuwerk was full of innovative talents and creative minds on Tuesday. Numerous founders from the whole Lake Constance region were represented. A good sign that the spirit of entrepreneurship has ignited at Lake Constance! Follow the link to learn more about the Startup Netzwerk Bodensee (link in German)

Photos: Niklas Spiegler