Information Tools and Services for the Aviation Industry

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) is the aviation industry's premier provider of information tools and services for manufacturers, operators/owners, and maintenance providers. The company helps businesses seamlessly manage all of their maintenance processes—from maintenance and compliance tracking, to diagnostics, troubleshooting, and fault detection to inventory management—on a unified, cloud based SaaS platform. ATP partners with more than 50 manufacturers to help thousands of customers in nearly a hundred countries ensure the highest levels of airworthiness, equipment and business performance, aircraft value, safety, compliance and productivity.

A Legacy of Innovation: ATP’s Early History

ATP was founded in 1973 on the innovative idea of using technology to create a single source content solution to help maintenance professionals and owner/operators manage the flood of ever-changing technical, operating and regulatory content published from a multitude of sources.

Over the next four decades, ATP transformed the way maintenance professionals accessed and managed maintenance content and compliance information—driving the industry evolution from paper to microfiche to CD-ROM and eventually online with a software as a service (SaaS) solution. Supported by this legacy of innovation, the industry continues to rely on ATP to provide the most up-to-date publications in order to quickly and easily find the information required to keep aircraft safe and airworthy, while also preventing costly regulatory lapses.

Throughout this history ATP cultivated close working relationships with maintenance providers and operators, as well as most of the leading aircraft manufacturers and regulatory agencies worldwide. Positioned at the hub of this unique constellation of collaborative partnerships, the company grew its reputation as the industry’s most comprehensive maintenance publication resource.

New Era of Growth: Evolving Through “Smart Content” Services

In 2015, ATP announced that the company was under new ownership and named Charles Picasso as new CEO to leverage the company’s legacy of innovation and lead ATP into a new era of growth.

The new ownership recognized tremendous untapped opportunities to unlock value by leveraging ATP’s traditional core competencies of managing and delivering mission critical technical, regulatory and compliance information, as well as its unique market position as the hub connecting key players.

ATP’s new vision broadens the company’s focus by shifting from content management to becoming a services-oriented company that enables customers to seamlessly manage all of their end-to-end maintenance processes—from maintenance and compliance tracking to inventory management to maintenance forecasting—from a unified SaaS solution.

In short, ATP is pursuing new ways of making life easier for aircraft maintenance providers through more intelligent content and information management.

The company continues to expand and transform the ATP Aviation Hub™ solution — the only single-source, cloud-based portal designed for aviation operations—to realize this vision of content-enabled services. By integrating mission critical content into previously disconnected and time-intensive workflows and processes, ATP is creating an integrated “smart content" suite of services that offers customers exceptional control, flexibility, and affordability.

By uniquely enabling customers to streamline their maintenance and business operations, the ATP Aviation Hub provides a tremendous amount of value in terms of productivity, cost savings, speed, and aircraft utilizations, as well as improved safety and compliance.

Expanding Value as the Critical Hub Connecting Key Industry Players

Today, ATP continues to find new ways to create value throughout the industry as the leading provider of information-enabled solutions. As the critical hub connecting key players, ATP’s mission is to expand industry value by interconnecting data, workflows, and processes in order to help all constituents operate more efficiently and effectively:

  • Maintenance Providers including MROs: ATP enables these core customers to boost productivity while cutting costs and repair times by digitizing maintenance workflows with embedded content.
  • Owners/Operators turn to ATP to ensure that their aircraft are safe and airworthy, while also boosting aircraft utilization and lifetime values through faster and more accurate and proactive diagnosis, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
  • Manufacturers work with ATP to ensure that maintenance providers have easy access to their most current information in order to maximize safety, regulatory compliance, brand value, and end-user satisfaction.

The Next Step: Creating Synergistic Value with Integrated Solutions

Looking forward, ATP remains committed to finding new ways of creating value throughout the industry through services, decision-support tools, and data/information.

In addition to developing new solutions internally, the company continues to evaluate potential partnerships and acquisitions that create synergistic value with complementary information solutions. For instance, in 2016 ATP announced the acquisition of CaseBank Technologies, Inc., an innovative leader in integrated diagnostic, troubleshooting, and fault detection solutions for the aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Additionally, ATP announced a partnership with Web Manuals —the leading developer of cloud-based services for authoring, publishing and distributing operation manuals and controlled documentation necessary to comply with FAA, EASA and ICAO regulations.

To learn more about how ATP is driving the evolution of information solutions for the Aviation Industry through greater interconnectivity and its unique suite of value-added services,
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