Dublin, Ireland - March 14 2006 - Cortona3D, a leader in provision of interactive 3D-powered solutions announces that its Cortona3D RapidTag Technology is a major component of Boeing's new Maintenance Performance Toolbox, an innovative set of performance-enhancing solutions for aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting.
An industry first, the ToolBox provides an online interactive 3D interface that allows maintenance engineers to visually search for and record structural repairs made to an airplane. The 3D interface greatly improves the accuracy and reliability with which historical repair information can be stored, searched, and pin-pointed, and also lowers overall costs. ToolBox utilizes the Cortona3D RapidTag Technology to reuse Boeing's CAD data and create highly interactive 3D models that can be delivered online as part of the services to airlines.
Cortona3D offers manufacturing companies a new approach in the provision of product life cycle support and the organization of effective maintenance and repair services. Companies can now combine their existing 3D CAD and PDM data with operating and procedural manuals to automatically generate interactive 3D content.
"We are delighted with the response of our customers to the visualization technology provided by Cortona3D," said Freelon Hunter, director of Maintenance Services product development within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. "We look forward to development of further 3D-powered solutions for our airline customers."
"This project was a joint team effort, with both Cortona3D and Boeing sharing the common objective of providing effective solutions that allow the customers to improve their fleet management processes," said George Pachikov, CEO, Cortona3D.
The Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox won a 2005 Technology Innovation Award from Aviation Week magazine, which was presented at the Aerospace and Defense Programs and Productivity Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.