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8tree and Panasonic Avionics Corporation announce partnership

By dentCHECK, Insights, Press

8tree expands service offer and strengthens presence in line maintenance by partnering with Panasonic Avionics

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Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and 8tree today announced a partnership to make available the dentCHECK dent-mapping/reporting service at select Panasonic Technical Services (PTS) regional line stations: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), London Heathrow (LHR) and Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).

This new service offering will allow Panasonic Avionics customers yet another convenient, accurate and efficient way to protect their commercial aircraft investment, avoiding unnecessary cost and time delays. Further, the service will complement PTS’s existing line of best-in-class products and services, continuing its history of being a premier service solution provider.

OEM-approved dentCHECK dent-mapping service.

Now available — dentCHECK dent-mapping/reporting service at select Panasonic Technical Services (PTS) regional line stations: (LAX), (LHR) and (SYD).

“We are excited to embark on this partnership with Panasonic Avionics, driven by a common goal – to deliver accurate and objective dent-mapping reports that lead to quicker turn-around-times for line maintenance operations worldwide”, said Arun Chhabra, CEO of 8tree. “This will be possible by leveraging Panasonic’s strong global line-support footprint, coupled with the proven track-record of 8tree’s dentCHECK tool in aviation maintenance.”

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of Inflight Entertainment and Communication (IFEC) systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 14,300 IFE systems and 2,200 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines.

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About 8tree
“We make precision 3d measurement as simple as taking a photo”
With this vision in mind, 8tree makes 3D optical surface inspection tools that solve chronic problems for multiple industries – including dent-mapping for aviation. 8tree’s products empower every operator – from mechanics on the floor, to engineers in the lab – with actionable precise measurements, portability and performance. With its patented user-centric product design and instant ‘go/no-go’ answers, 8tree is committed to making precision 3D scanning more broadly accessible – technically and commercially.

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8tree’s Research & Development Center in Germany is now ISO9001 certified

By dentCHECK, fastCHECK, Newsroom, Press, waveCHECK

“Every crisis presents an opportunity. Although the aviation sector – one of 8tree’s core markets – was adversely impacted by the COVID-19, our intention was to emerge stronger coming out of the crisis. The ISO9001 certification sends a clear message to our customers and stakeholders saying ‘8tree is still here – stronger than ever,’” says Erik Klaas, 8tree’s CTO.

8tree performs R&D, product design and manufacturing in Constance, Germany. ISO9001 certification for this site took effect on March 19th 2021.

“Alongside the adoption of 8tree’s products by major OEMs, airlines and MROs like Airbus, Delta, SIAEC and Lufthansa Technik, the independent ISO9001 certification marks another significant milestone for us. The certification emphasizes that 8tree’s products are developed and manufactured under highest quality standards,” says Arun Chhabra, 8tree’s CEO.

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Erik Klaas, CTO, 8tree and Pia Böttcher, VP Operations, 8tree with the ISO9001 certificate.

Erik Klaas, CTO, 8tree and Pia Böttcher, VP Operations, 8tree with the ISO9001 certificate.

Innovationprize awarded – 8tree recognized for continuous innovative strength

By dentCHECK, Newsroom, Press

8tree continues to be recognized for continuous innovations in its design of user-centric technologies that enhance quality and efficiency. The company’s dentCHECK tool – now the standard for damage-mapping within the aviation sector – was awarded the VR-Innovationprize. This was the 20th consecutive year in which the Baden-Württemberg Volksbank & Raiffeisenbanken awarded the prize. Learn more.

8tree receives Innovationprize

8tree receives Innovationprize

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Robert Zehnder joins 8tree to focus on BizAv Sector

Robert Zehnder joins 8tree to expand focus on BizAv sector

By dentCHECK, Newsroom, Press

8tree is delighted to announce the addition of Robert Zehnder to the company’s business development team. Leveraging his career in aviation maintenance, Robert will lead and grow 8tree’s presence in business aviation, building on the early momentum of 8tree’s dentCHECK tool within that sector. In addition, he will be responsible for strengthening 8tree’s global service network. Learn More.

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Aviation sector accelerates dentCHECK adoption – 150 units deployed across 3 dozen airlines, MROs and OEMs

By dentCHECK, Newsroom, Press

8tree’s dentCHECK tool continues to cement its position as the aviation industry’s de facto choice for damage-mapping. Nearly 150 dentCHECK tools are already in use at more than 3-dozen Airlines, MROs and OEMs worldwide, including deployments at LHT, Airbus, easyJet and Portugalia. In addition, compelling case-studies from leading airlines and MROs demonstrate that dentCHECK drastically reduces inspection and reporting times by up to 90%. Learn more.

Lufthansa Technik locks in on 8tree’s dentCHECK to expedite damage-mapping & reporting

By dentCHECK, Newsroom, Press, Testimonial

Lufthansa Technik, the world’s largest MRO, has selected 8tree’s dentCHECK tool to enhance the efficiency and quality of damage-mapping across all of its base maintenance facilities and in other product divisions. dentCHECK is the world’s only handheld-portable, completely wireless 3D surface inspection tool with integrated augmented reality, that delivers real-time ‘go/no-go’ SRM-compliant answers at the push of a single button. Defined by and purpose-built for the aviation industry, dentCHECK is now used by the world’s leading airlines, MROs and OEMs. Read more about it here.

Allegiant Air achieves 87% time-savings in dentCHECK tests

By dentCHECK, Insights, Newsroom, Testimonial

At this week’s 62nd annual A4A NDT Forum in Long Beach, California, Allegiant Air presented a comprehensive case study detailing the impact of 8tree’s dentCHECK tool for inspecting and reporting damage during the aircraft induction process. The study, which spanned four aircraft and almost a hundred damage locations, demonstrated 87% time-savings when using dentCHECK, compared to traditional manual methods. Read more about it here.

Tick-tock, tick-tock. Accelerate Aircraft Inspection, Avoid Delays and Save Money

By Case Study, dentCHECK, Insights

At the recent 2019 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), dentCHECK helped participating technicians complete an inspection task 8x faster, delivering higher efficiency when compared to using traditional manual methods. In addition, leading maintenance organizations reported that dentCHECK helps engineers create SRM-compliant digital reports up to 10x faster.

In a real-life aircraft maintenance scenario, the goal is to minimize aircraft downtime, while delivering high quality repair work. A complete inspection process for the dent-mapping event included the following: Identify the dent to be measured, then obtain high quality measurements, and finally with confidence, determine ‘Go/No-Go’.

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Make better decisions with measurements you can trust

By Case Study, dentCHECK, Insights

Passersby couldn’t ignore the significance of data emerging from the recent 2019 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) #AMCAero.  It is tough to ignore that traditional manual measurements have 18x poorer measurement certainty than 8tree’s OEM-approved dentCHECK tool. In contrast, by delivering significantly higher consistency, dentCHECK empowers engineers to recommend conclusive corrective action for damage. Read on for the revealing analysis…

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