Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix MRO software does not rack up the biggest customer counts, but it does count some very big customers. LATAM Airlines has just extended Maintenix to its Brazilian fleet, bringing another 138 A320-family aircraft on board. That means LATAM now has 328 aircraft on the software.
Maintenix handles pretty much all maintenance and engineering functions. Product marketing manager Andrew Floyd says it aims not just to replace paper processes with digital methods, but to enable much more efficient processes. When engineers select new parts, materials staff, line managers and others should receive part data digitally. “Only one should have to enter it.”
Floyd says Maintenix does this more easily because it started out in configuration management, then added other modules. He argues MRO software that began in materials, stock management or task execution cannot improve all processes so readily.
Floyd stresses that Maintenix has long been mobile on tablets and laptops. E-signatures have been supported for more than six years on the app. And the software is highly scalable, having been tested successfully on virtual fleets much larger than any in actual existence.
These advantages apparently appeal to large organizations that can spread implementation costs over, and reap benefits from, big fleets. Even before the LATAM extension, Maintenix was being used to manage maintenance for over 12,000 military and civilian aircraft.