SierraTrax announced today at the annual Citation Jet Pilots’ convention a new maintenance marketplace service.
The service is exclusive to SierraTrax customers, and allows aircraft service centres to submit bids on upcoming work indicated by the SierraTrax database.
Customer data is anonymised to protect the privacy of the aircraft owner. SierraTrax customers can then opt-in to anonymously share their aircraft records and receive proposals from maintenance shops, giving them the ability to compare quotes from several providers on standard inspections.
“We are excited to launch our Maintenance Marketplace and believe that it will, over time, have a transformative effect on how turbine aircraft owners select their maintenance providers” said Jason Talley, CEO of SierraTrax.
“We’ve consistently heard from our customers that they want a simpler, more transparent way to select a shop for these highly standardized inspections. The Maintenance Marketplace provides an easy way for maintainers to drive business to their facilities, and at the same time it allows our customers to equitably compare the value of competing proposals without sales pressure.
“SierraTrax has always been about leveling the playing field and we believe that fairly priced maintenance tracking, combined with the ability to drive down the cost of aircraft ownership does just that.”
Talley added: “We’ve seen a tremendous response from turbine aircraft owners to our service and we believe that operators of Citations also understand that some of the commonly used tools are overly complex and incredibly costly for the real needs of the aircraft.
“If an owner wants an OEM-approved tool with the necessary maintenance alerts, compliance tracking, value preservation, a simple web-based interface, plus control over their data, then SierraTrax is the ideal product.”