Industry Leading Maintenance & Engineering System Will Provide for Fully
Integrated SOC Environment
SOUTHLAKE, Texas and OTTAWA, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sabre
Airline Solutions, the industry leader in airline operations technology, and
Mxi Technologies, a leader in aviation maintenance management software, have
signed an agreement to provide the new breed of maintenance and engineering
software to the aviation industry.
Under terms of the agreement, the two companies will create an alliance
for the purpose of jointly marketing maintenance software and services to the
aviation industry. The offering from this alliance will be Mxi’s Maintenix
system, a comprehensive maintenance and engineering system that delivers
integrated functionality for maintenance, engineering, materials and fleet
Current industry estimates show that approximately 9 to 13 percent of an
airlines’ operating cost is attributed to the maintenance of its fleet, and
approximately 20 percent of an airline’s workforce is in maintenance and
engineering. The goal of aviation maintenance software is to help airlines
reduce these maintenance costs while ensuring the safety of its passengers and
crew and minimizing disruptions.
Sabre Airline Solutions primary offering to date for maintenance software
systems is the Sabre Maxi-Merlin maintenance, engineering and inventory
system, an outgrowth of the Merlin system acquired during the conversion of
the US Airways reservations system in 1998.
The Maintenix system will be offered to existing Maxi-Merlin customers as
a replacement system to take advantage of advanced functionality and Web-based
“The Maintenix system will take our offering in the maintenance and
engineering areas to a new level with the kind of smart technology we strive
to bring our customers — technology that simplifies the process and provides
near term cost savings,” said Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products
and Services for Sabre Airline Solutions. “A Web-enabled user interface and
an Oracle based platform make Maintenix easy-to-access and easy-to-use. This
combination of access and relational database capability is particularly
important when you realize that the maintenance of an airlines falls within
many different disciplines, crossing many different systems — and in fact,
can be an even greater challenge for airlines to manage than their
Maintenix will be integrated into the Sabre AirOps Control suite, which
provides airlines Systems Operation Center (SOC) personnel with centralized,
real-time access to critical data to make the best unbiased decisions for an
airline. In addition, new or existing customers will be able to access
Maintenix through the Sabre eMergo Web-enabled and dedicated network solution,
an application service provider (ASP) offering. This delivery option provides
the technology without the upfront costs and maintenance of hardware and
software systems associated with installing in-house systems.
“We look forward to working with Sabre Airline Solutions to help airlines
achieve business benefits through the application of advanced information
technology to maintenance,” said Matthew Tobin, vice president of Marketing
and Alliances for Mxi Technologies. “We are honored to have Maintenix as
Sabre Airline Solutions’ new M&E offering and we are excited at Sabre Airline
Solution’s unique ability to offer Maintenix to the airline market through a
hosted ASP option.”
Maintenix has been selected by leading organizations throughout the
aviation industry including commercial airlines, corporate jet operators,
aerospace manufacturers and defense operators. Recent activities include a
deal with Boeing to provide maintenance, engineering and logistics software
modules for the Boeing Enterprise One comprehensive maintenance management
system for airlines and a selection by Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
Sabre Airline Solutions will continue to support the Maxi-Merlin system,
and customers can choose to remain on this system at the end of their current
About Mxi Technologies
Mxi Technologies provides software for aviation maintenance management.
Mxi’s Maintenix product has been selected by leading aviation organizations
such as Delta Air Lines, Qantas, Air Canada, Boeing, NetJets, Dassault,
Bombardier Aerospace, Executive Jet Management, the Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF
program, and the US Navy. Maintenix uses a modern architecture and provides
advanced capabilities such as Web deployment, automated workflow, electronic
signatures, and support for portable wireless devices. In addition to
supplying Maintenix, Mxi provides a full range of services including Maintenix
implementation, systems integration, training, and support.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest
provider of software products, reservation and departure control systems and
consulting services to help airlines simplify operations and lower costs.
Over 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solution’s broad portfolio of
software solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve
operations. Over 100 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for
passenger management solutions, with 15 new carriers added and nine carriers
renewals for SabreSonic Res advanced reservations and departure control
systems in 2003. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to
Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and
operational consulting. More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2003
within Sabre Airline Solutions.
Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology
solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is
available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com/ .
Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo and Maxi-Merlin
and eMergo trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings
Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the
property of their respective owners.
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