MRO Insider now has over 2,000 registered aircraft on their business aircraft services platform in just under four years. The platform, launched in October 2017, has now expanded across the North America and the world.
MRO Insider, president, Andy Nixon said: “When we launched the platform, our original goal was 250 aircraft within the first two years, but we hit that milestone within six months of launch. At that time, 500 aircraft seemed like an impossible goal – but we accomplished that in 2019. To see us hit the 2,000 aircraft mark 2 years later is somewhat surreal, but also keeps us motivated for our growth and excited for our future.”
Aircraft operators can join with no fee, and Nixon says Part 135 operators have added their aircraft to streamline AOG, detailing and fuel quote requests. After registering, the user can receive realtime quotes from service providers within a specified range of the aircraft.
“With the labour shortage we have seen this year, we’ve found that by offering a platform that requires a single request we have streamlined the process and made it much more efficient – a core value since our inception. When you’re dealing with a short-staffed maintenance control department, or you are a Director of Maintenance on overtime – every minute counts. We’ve heard the struggles that these departments are experiencing and are proud to be a part of the solution”, Nixon added.
Although most of the registered aircraft are based within the US, Nixon says that approximately 10% of registered aircraft are in Mexico and South America. “We have seen an increase in our registrations south of the US over the past six months, which is a result of the expansion of our MRO Insider Latin America team,” he said.
Registered aircraft are a combination of both turbine and turboprop powered aircraft, but MRO Insider also report an increase in helicopter registrations occurring in South America.