Walk into any public library and the chances are you will see the library staff busy cataloging books and arranging them in an organized manner that makes it easy for patrons to locate the publications they need. The organization scheme used in public libraries is what make it possible for patrons to quickly find all of the relevant information related to a specific topic.

The Trouble With Managing Technical Publications

While similar to organizing books in a public library, the work of organizing technical publications for aircraft maintenance libraries is much more complex. Information can be spread across different types of publications from different sources that all use different naming conventions and different ways of arranging publications. Additionally, some publications required for maintaining an aircraft may only be listed under the series or type of aircraft.

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How ATP Libraries Can Help You Improve Maintenance Efficiency

ATP’s library management services account for all of these possibilities so that mechanics can be confident that their library search has produced all of the publications required for a maintenance task.

For the past 40 years, ATP’s library management staff have been continually enhancing the industry’s most advanced technology and processes for organizing technical publications, regulatory documents, and other important publications required for maintaining aircraft. These advanced library management services make your ATP library subscription a cost-effective tool.

As part of our library management services, we organize, consolidate, and control various types of publications from various sources – across all aircraft series, makes and models – in a standardized, logical format. The ATP AviationHub Online Service can then quickly locate the exact technical documents required for your maintenance task or job in a comprehensive manner from a single search. With aircraft maintenance companies coming under increasing pressure to speed up maintenance times and enhance safety, ATP’s advanced library services reduce the time required to find technical documentation and foster peace of mind that all of the required documentation has been located.

A Timely Example

To illustrate, let’s say that a maintenance shop with a subscription to ATP’s light aircraft maintenance library and the ATP Aviation Hub® Online Service is working on a Cessna 310L, a light, twin-engine aircraft. A single search in the ATP Aviation Hub for the Cessna 310L will produce all of the maintenance publications, service bulletins, type certificate, SAIB, maintenance alerts, and airworthiness directives that are relevant to repairing or maintaining the 310L. ATP’s advanced library services and personnel work in the background to organize and pinpoint the exact documents from any source that pertain to the 310L.


ATP’s next-generation library solutions save you time and increase productivity by doing most of the library management work for you, and giving you quick and comprehensive results. Our professional staff of librarians and IAs acquire and organize all the necessary publications, which makes thorough research faster and fosters peace of mind that you have found all of the documents required to complete a maintenance task.

About the Author: ATP

ATP is the leading provider of maintenance tracking, flight operations, inventory management, repetitive defect analysis, and troubleshooting software. The company’s applications help reduce operating costs, improve aircraft reliability, and supports technical knowledge sharing and collaboration within the business aviation, military/defense, commercial aviation, and OEM industries.

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