8tree extends its automation inspection portfolio by partnering with Avinxt for robotic aviation inspection system.
CONSTANCE, GERMANY & RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 22, 2023
The automatic robotics system from Avinxt for fully automated aircraft de-icing, washing and engine wash will debut at Avinor Oslo Airport (OSL), where the robot will be built in 2024. The robot, which replaces the current manual and time-consuming processes, is faster, more environmentally friendly and more cost-effective than traditional methods.
“By integrating 8tree’s technology with our robotics system, we can scan aircraft for damage. The system performs aircraft surface inspections with extreme precision within a few hours, compared to manual processes that take several weeks. We believe this service will be in high demand from airlines and leasing companies as it will significantly reduce costs,” said CEO Ove Trøen of Avinxt.
“We are excited to work with Avinxt on this very novel robotic inspection concept”, said Erik Klaas, CTO and Co-Founder at 8tree. “Never before was it possible to automate aircraft inspection to this degree. We see a big potential not only in the case of hail damage assessment on the entire aircraft but also in cases where the aircraft changes ownership. This has always been an area with lots of debate which now can be resolved with an objective and quick process.”
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Avinxt is building the world’s biggest robot powered by green technology and artificial intelligence that will reduce cost and carbon emissions for the aviation industry. Supported by Canrig and Siemens, the world’s largest robot from Avinxt will potentially replace the current manual and time-consuming processes for de-ice, wash, engine wash and technical inspection of aircraft. The first robot is expected to be in operation at Oslo Airport in 2024.
For more information, visit avinxt.com.