Article Published on: Wed, June 21, 2017
The European Business Aviation Convention &Exhibition (EBACE2017), wrapped up two weeks ago, and itwas successful on several levels. There was a large turnoutwith thousands of attendees from nearly 40 countries, morethan 400 exhibitors, 56 diverse aircrafts on a staticdisplay at the Geneva Airport, and a showcase of helicoptersinside the Palexpo. Also, this year’s exhibition includednumerous educational sessions - Careers in Business AviationDay alone attracted more than 250 high school, vocationaland university students from 120 schools across Europe.
ATP's exhibit drew the interest of many attendees thatwere looking for new ways to improve operational efficiencyby reducing maintenance costs, increasing aircraftavailability and proactive maintenance. The ATP team enjoyedmeeting with many European customers and prospects,regulatory associations (such as NBAA and GAMA) and our OEMpartners (Pilatus, Gulfstream, Bombardier to name a few)exploring new opportunities for partnerships.
For over 45 years, ATP's has provided valuableefficiency improvements, regulatory/OEM compliance andsafety enhancements through the Maintenance and RegulatoryLibraries in the ATP Aviation Hub™ Cloud Application, aswell as newer services such as ATP® Maintenance Tracking.ATP has been aggressively evolving not only to improve ourproducts and services but also to build new capabilities andsolutions that our customers demand.
Aircraft Centricity™ Services,launched at the EBACE, is the latest example of innovativesolutions ATP is bringing to the market. This service offersa breakthrough approach in business aviation to managemaintenance-related content. With a single tail numbersearch, it pulls up and integrates all of the relevantreference content and airworthiness tracking information forall the components of that aircraft. It helps MROs andmaintenance professionals access information withunprecedented speed, dramatically boosting productivitywhile ensuring high levels of safety and compliance.
In late 2016, ATP acquired CaseBankTechnologies, Inc., expanding ATP’s business into theaerospace and defense, and the commercial aviationindustries. CaseBank’s Spotlight® and ChronicX®solutions also draw the interest of our OEM partners andcustomers and attracted visitors to our exhibit area.
With Custom Alerting, a new customer-driven innovation inthe ChronicX® defect management solution,ATP has raised the bar on assisting maintenance providerswith improved management of unplanned maintenance events. Itenables the automatic detection and management of chronicand critical defects with unprecedented accuracy, speed andcontrol. Airlines and MROs deploying the ChronicX Solutionwith Custom Alerting are expected to dramatically minimizeAircraft on Ground (AOG) risk while boosting fleet healthand equipment utilization.
The SpotLight® interactive troubleshootingsolution guides service technicians and call centerpersonnel through the process of troubleshooting equipmentproblems and performance issues, while it acquires andleverages the collective experience of field technicians andshares best practices. The SpotLight solution provides aseamless transition from diagnostic to repair. It reducesthe frequency and number of AOG events, and reducesmaintenance and parts costs.
EBACE proved to be an excellent platform to launch ourAircraft Centricity™ Services. We held several mediabriefings highlighting this new service that will improveefficiency and provide aircraft availability benefits to ourcustomers. Overall, EBACE 2017 was a success because itcontinues to create an environment that fosters networkingand brings together a wide-range of customers and vendors todiscuss real-world challenges and solutions for runningefficient operations, and these are the companies thatappreciate ATP and CaseBank services.