MRO Insider Surpasses 500 Registered Aircraft

Tecumseh, MI – March 5, 2019 – MRO Insider announced that in February the website is celebrating the registration of over 500 corporate aircraft on the maintenance quoting marketplace. 

MRO Insider is a web-based tool for obtaining maintenance quote requests for eleven different maintenance services.  After registering, owner/operators select an aircraft, choose which service is needed, specify a timeframe, and can send equipment lists, maintenance tracking documents or photos.  Upon submission, facilities subscribed to the MRO Insider network are notified of an RFQ (request for quote) and log in to request additional information from the owner/operator or submit a quote.  Each maintenance facility has a profile page with photos and customer reviews with the main goal of the website being to improve transparency and efficiency in the maintenance quoting process for aircraft owner/operators.

Andy Nixon, co-founder and VP of Sales, explains, “With the ADS-B deadline nearing, we are seeing an increase in registrations and avionics requests sent through the website. Owner/operators or Directors of Maintenance can compare ADS-B quotes side by side to find a solution that best meets their needs, including scheduling and downtime. We have gotten great feedback from both segments of our customer base and have used the feedback to continue to improve our system.”

MRO Insider will be exhibiting at the NBAA regional forum in Houston, TX on March 14th and at MRO Americas in Atlanta in April.  The company will also be exhibiting at the NBAA Maintenance Conference in Fort Worth in May, where they will be giving away a gift basket aimed at cigar and bourbon lovers.

About MRO Insider

MRO Insider was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017, the company added over 100 maintenance locations within their first year. The website is a free service for aircraft owner/operators to submit RFQ’s, browse facility profiles and read customer reviews. Subscribed maintenance facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their profile page and quoting ability.

Contact

To learn more about company and its service, please contact:

Andy Nixon
Co-founder/VP of Sales
102 W. Chicago Blvd., Suite 202
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Office: (877) 977-6537
andy@mroinsider.com

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MRO Insider Adds Facility Specific Maintenance Request Capability

Users now able to request quote directly from preferred facility using web based platform

Tecumseh, MI – MRO Insider has announced the growing website now allows aircraft owner/operators to submit aircraft maintenance requests to specific facilities on demand.  Prior to this release, users sent requirements out to the MRO Insider network and all facilities matching the needs of the user were notified that a request for quote (RFQ) had been submitted.  With the upgraded platform, aircraft owner operators can either choose the MRO Insider facility they would like a quote from, or they can use the previous format by choosing to obtain quotes from multiple providers.

Andy Nixon, Co-founder/vp of sales, explains, “We released this new update to assist the MRO Insider network in expanding their reach on the website.  Currently, facilities only receive requests that match their capabilities.  After additional focus on our customer needs, we realized there may be users looking for quotes from facilities that they believe may work on their aircraft but currently do not. By creating this direct request feature, the facility can provide a higher level of customer service by acknowledging and responding to a straight forward request that they previously may not have been aware of.”

MRO Insider is a web-based tool for obtaining and submitting maintenance quote requests for corporate aircraft, including rotorcraft. After completing a cost-free registration, owner/operators select their aircraft, choose one of eleven services, specify an input date, and send documents such as equipment lists or status sheets with their request.  Upon submission, facilities subscribed to the MRO Insider network are notified of an RFQ (request for quote) and can log in to obtain the information needed to submit their quote.

The company reported the website will also use this feature to allow maintenance facilities to post open maintenance slots within their e-Newsletter which is sent to thousands of aircraft owners and operators.  Any interested facility can pay a flat fee to have their opening listed and dispersed within the e-mail.

About MRO Insider

MRO Insider was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017, the company added 400 corporate aircraft and over 100 maintenance locations within their first year.  The website is a free service for aircraft owner/operators to submit RFQ’s, browse facility profiles and read customer reviews. Subscribed maintenance facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their profile page and quoting ability.

Contact

To learn more about company and its service, please contact:

Andy Nixon
Co-founder/VP of Sales
102 W. Chicago Blvd., Suite 202
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Office: (877) 977-6537
andy@mroinsider.com

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Now Hiring! Account Executive

January 12, 2019

MRO Insider is a web-based aviation related company and is seeking a confident, assertive, motivated professional who is looking for an exciting sales opportunity in the aviation industry!

The Account Executive role is a performance-based sales position and is responsible for generating business and meeting targets from an assigned territory. Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities and other maintenance providers subscribe to our website for a monthly subscription fee, while aircraft owner/operators register their aircraft and submit requests for maintenance through our website. Subscribed facilities and providers can submit quotes electronically and the owner/operators can browse facility photos, amenities and customer reviews to make an informed maintenance decision.

The Account Executive identifies opportunities for formal or contractual relationships with MRO facilities or aircraft owner/operators.  The Account Executive will also execute territory sales plans in coordination with operational leadership to ensure extraordinary customer service and logistical growth.

In return for your expertise, you’ll enjoy a sales position with a base salary (after 90 days) plus commission, health insurance, flex spending accounts, and mileage reimbursement. Be a part of the future of aircraft maintenance by joining MROinsider.com!

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or aviation from an accredited educational institution preferred, but will consider any applicant with strong aviation and/or sales experience.

Position Requirements

Demonstrated growth results. Minimum 2 years sales experience required, but will accept 1 year of sales experience with impressive, documented sales history and growth. Experience in aviation industry preferred. 2 weeks of travel per month required.

Current Openings

1.) Territory: Florida – Georgia – Alabama – Mississippi – South Carolina – North Carolina – Tennessee

2.) Territory: Pennsylvania – West Virginia – Virginia – New York – Maryland – Delaware – New Jersey – New York – Connecticut – Rhode Island – Massachusetts – New Hampshire – Vermont – Maine

Category

Sales and Marketing

Equal Opportunity Employer

MRO Insider Launches Maintenance Rewards Program

Mx Rewards Includes Variety of Incentives

Tecumseh, MI – January 8, 2019 – MRO Insider announced Monday that the company is now offering Mx Rewards, a point-based program that promotes users to register aircraft and submit requests for maintenance quotes on their network. Users will accumulate points for different transactions, including registering an account, registering aircraft, submitting an RFQ (request for quote), accepting a quote, and completing a facility review at the completion of maintenance. MRO Insider is offering rewards including cash back that can be utilized for future maintenance events, company swag, excursions based in cities across the U.S., tickets to sporting events, cruises, more.

MRO Insider is a web-based tool for obtaining and submitting maintenance quote requests for corporate aircraft, including rotorcraft. After completing a cost-free registration, owner/operators select their aircraft, choose one of eleven services, specify a timeframe, and send documents with their request.  Upon submission, facilities subscribed to the MRO Insider network are notified of an RFQ (request for quote) and can log in to obtain the information needed to submit their quote.

Andy Nixon, Co-founder/VP of sales, reports, “We are very excited to offer our latest program, Mx Rewards. We conducted a survey of owner/operators and Part 135 management companies and compiled a list of rewards that interested our users. From there we created our program with our users interests in mind – adding charity donations and cash back on their booked maintenance events as a direct result of our survey.”

About MROinsider.com

MROinsider.com was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017, the company added over 400 corporate aircraft and over 100 maintenance locations within their first year. The website is a free service for aircraft owner/operators, allowing them to submit RFQ’s, browse facility profiles and read customer reviews. Subscribed maintenance facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their profile page and quoting ability through the site.

Contact

To learn more about company and its service, please contact:

Andy Nixon
Co-founder/VP of sales
102 W. Chicago Blvd., Suite 202
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Office: (877) 977-6537
andy@mroinsider.com

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Now Hiring: Millennials How the Hated Generation Can Save an Industry

There are few things that we are reminded of as frequently as the opinion that the millennial generation (those between the ages of 22 and 37 years old in 2018) is inherently different than those who came before them.  When a group of managers was asked to describe millennials in one word, the responses received were unflattering (to put it mildly).

What you may be surprised to hear is that the same adjectives used to describe millennials today are the same adjectives used to describe the younger generation in 1990.  “Lazy, entitled, selfish, shallow… [who] have trouble making decisions” is a quote taken from the Time article “The Next Generation” in the summer of 1990.  Life Magazine, in 1968, had a similar article using the same descriptors with the up-and-coming generation of that era.

The true issue may not be generational, after all.  The difference may be that as we age, we choose to take on additional responsibilities and zoom our lens out to view a larger picture.  In doing so, we tend to shift our career focus from personal priorities (do peace, equality, or civil rights ring any bells?) to organizational priorities – a natural progression of sorts.

For employers, this is fantastic news; common ground exists.  Many ideals most important to the young generation of today are the same ideals we held dear in our younger years – meaningful work, social justice, diversity, and the importance of education.  In fact, the millennial generation has repeatedly shown the rest of us that they are more focused on personal and career growth and less focused on marriage and family – something never-before-seen in the workforce-entering generation.

In our industry specifically, we have no time to waste in welcoming this generation into our organizations.  While the aviation industry loses mechanics and pilots daily to retirement and burn out, the logical place to recruit these replacements is in the generation that everyone loves to hate: millennials.  Truth be told, we need them more than they need us – and it’s our responsibility to begin advocating and recruiting this generation to join our industry before it’s too late.  Below are my five steps to creating a millennial-friendly workplace:

  1. Evaluate your mission. By injecting a personal feel into your brand – community outreach, charity work, and living your company values – you will not only define your company, but also attract talent that places importance on giving back (which has its own set of perks).
  2. Review your benefits. Money isn’t everything, so review what you’re offering.  You may find that you attract better talent with better benefits, vacation time, tuition reimbursement, retirement plans, career development opportunities, or flex scheduling.
  3. Be prepared for departure. In aviation specifically, we all know that the supply of career opportunities is in excess of talent. It’s your responsibility as the employer to create an environment that entices your employees to stay, instead of going to your competition.
  4. Embrace technology. The inevitable result of the computer age, the faster you are able to incorporate technology into your organization, the more efficient and millennial-friendly your workplace will become.
  5. Last but not least, listen. Truly listening to your employees and evaluating their feedback seems simple enough, but to this generation it means even more.  Improving processes and promoting growth of your organization are two by-products of simply opening your ears to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of your company’s day to day from those on the front lines (or at least, those closer to them than you).

The aviation industry doesn’t have the luxury of being selective.  We need to overcome our workforce shortage with optimism and resourcefulness, not stereotypical judgement.  The fact is that things are projected to get worse before they get better. By adapting your workplace to welcome millennials with open arms and minds will only help you weather the storm.

Content by: Lindsay Nixon, President, MROinsider.com – lindsay@mroinsider.com – December 18, 2018

MROinsider Brings Bizav Mx into Internet Age

By James Wynbrandt, for Aviation International News

A year after its launch, online maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services marketplace MROinsider is gaining traction in the business aviation community. The platform enables aircraft owners and operators to post RFQs—requests for (price) quotes—free of charge for maintenance work, while subscribing repair stations can bid on any applicable uploaded request.

The concept and the appeal to MRO consumers and providers is simple, said Andy Nixon, co-founder and v-p of sales. “One click, one upload, provides MRO options an operator or owner never knew existed, while shops get exposure to customers they didn’t know needed their services.”

Any owner or operator can open a free account and register single or multiple aircraft with all information and documentation required for accurate workscope assessment and bidding. MRO facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their listings, which include a profile of the company, the aircraft they support and their services. Owners and operators use the site’s RFQ forms to specify required work, time frame, geographical area, and other requirements. Any subscriber within the parameters will receive the RFQ and can bid on the job. The customer can then compare the quotes and repair stations side-by-side, and message bidders privately.

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MRO Insider Broadens Service Types for Maintenance Requests

Tecumseh, MI – MRO Insider has announced that the website now allows aircraft owner/operators to submit requests for 11 separate services.  The website has been processing airframe, engine, paint, avionics, interior, propeller and rotor blade requests since its launch in 2017.  MRO Insider has now expanded capabilities to include landing gear, wheels and brakes, component and accessory, and non-destructive testing to the list of service types available to request.

MRO Insider is a web-based tool for obtaining and submitting maintenance quote requests for corporate fixed wing or rotor craft.  After completing a cost-free registration, owner/operators select an aircraft, select which of the 11 services are needed, specify a timeframe, and can send documents with their request.  Upon submission, facilities subscribed to the MRO Insider network are notified of an RFQ (request for quote) and can log in to obtain the information needed to submit their quote.

Andy Nixon, Co-founder/VP of Sales, reports, “We have realized in the past year that there are owner/operators who have take a more hands-on approach with their maintenance needs.  We found there are some capabilities that users would prefer to submit for quote on their own if they are familiar with their maintenance, such as the need to have their landing gear overhauled, for example. Some operators may not know that it is necessary and rely on a maintenance facility to coordinate that service.  With this release, those who are aware are able to jump on the website and submit the RFQ directly to those who can complete the work scope.”

The company also announced that it plans to add quote request services for facility profiles in 2019. “We’ve spoken to several maintenance facilities that not only submit quotes back to owner/operators, but then find themselves searching their rolodex for service providers that have capabilities they can’t manage in house – non-destructive testing being a big one”, says Nixon.  “In 2019, subscribed facilities will be able to go online and submit an RFQ for these jobs.  Our goal is to help them increase the scope of work they are able to bring in their hangars, knowing they have a capable supporting network on MRO Insider.”

About MROinsider.com

MROinsider.com was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017, the company added 400 corporate aircraft and over 100 maintenance locations within their first year.  The website is a free service for aircraft owner/operators to submit RFQ’s, browse facility profiles and read customer reviews. Subscribed maintenance facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their profile page and quoting ability.

Contact

To learn more about company and its service, please contact:

Andy Nixon
Co-founder/VP of Sales
102 W. Chicago Blvd., Suite 202
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Office: (877) 977-6537
andy@mroinsider.com

 

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WYVERN, LTD. and MRO Insider Form a Strategic Partnership to Offer the New MRO Audit

Bedford, MA: WYVERN, Ltd. has formed a strategic partnership with MRO Insider to provide an audit standard and audit services. WYVERN is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation risk management, safety, quality, and training.

WYVERN has developed the MRO Audit, a comprehensive look into an entire aviation organization, focusing on improving safety. The audit can be customized to organizations of every size, tailored to the 400 commercial aircraft and over 100 maintenance facilities utilizing MROinsider.com on a daily basis.

This partnership is developed on the structure and lessons learned from WYVERN’s long-established audit programs. It consists of an MRO audit program manual, audit tools, audit processes and procedures, audit report templates, audit tracking software, and an auditor corps, who require training and qualification.

 About MRO Insider:

MROinsider.com was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017, the company added 400 corporate aircraft and over 100 maintenance locations within their first year.  The website is a free service for aircraft owner/operators to submit RFQ’s, browse facility profiles and read customer reviews. Subscribed maintenance facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their profile page and quoting ability.

Learn more at: www.mroinsider.com

About WYVERN:

WYVERN Ltd is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation safety risk management and training.  Building on its 26-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman Program for manned aircraft operations. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end users and operators of unmanned air vehicles. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization.

Learn more at: www.wyvernltd.com

 

StandardAero Joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

Adds 44 Worldwide StandardAero Facility Locations and Mobile Service Teams to Website

Tecumseh, MI – Locally owned aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the addition of StandardAero to their subscribed facilities. StandardAero is the company’s first international MRO, with facility locations in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.  The agreement comes as MRO Insider celebrates their first-year anniversary since the company launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017.

“Adding StandardAero to our network strengthens and benefits our owner/operators in a big way”, said Andy Nixon, Co-founder and Vice President of Sales. “When searching for maintenance providers and obtaining quotes, our users will now be able to get responses from more facilities, with a larger geographic spread than ever before.  Not to mention when someone is AOG, the StandardAero network of mobile service teams will mean our third-party AOG search will likely solve their problem.”

“StandardAero is delighted to become the first international MRO to support operators through MRO Insider’s online maintenance quote portal,” said Jason Johnson, Vice President – Sales & Marketing for StandardAero’s Airline & Fleets business unit.  “Our engagement with MRO Insider reflects our proactive approach to meeting the needs of the global owner/operator community, and offers an additional platform for us to communicate to customers our excellence in turn-time, economical solutions, and best-in-class customer service.”

About StandardAero

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications.  StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.  In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City.  Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education.  More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.standardaero.com.

About MROinsider.com

MROinsider.com was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Launched at NBAA-BACE in 2017, the company added 400 corporate aircraft and over 100 maintenance locations within their first year.  The website is a free service for aircraft owner/operators to submit RFQ’s, browse facility profiles and read customer reviews. Subscribed maintenance facilities pay a flat monthly fee for their profile page and quoting ability.

Contact

To learn more about the company and its service, please contact:

Andy Nixon
Co-founder/VP of Sales
102 W. Chicago Blvd., Suite 202
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Office: (877) 977-6537
andy@mroinsider.com

 

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MROinsider.com Releases MyMROs as Vendor Management Tool

Company Anticipates Part 135 Operator Usage

Tecumseh, MI – Locally owned aviation maintenance quoting website MROinsider.com has announced the release of their online vendor management tool, MyMROs.  The tool was in development for approximately 6 months and was released for customer use in early August 2018.  While under development, the company listened to feedback and input from multiple Part 135 operators to ensure the tool met the needs of charter operators as well as private flight departments.

After registering their aircraft, users are able to upload their current vendors as MyMROs and assign a five-star ranking for engine, airframe, paint, avionics, and interior capabilities.  When an aircraft is AOG, users select the tail number from their dashboard and type in the airport identifier to identify the location of the aircraft.  At that time, they can view a MyMROs list based on vendor type, distance, or self-ranking.  If the user is unable to find a vendor from MyMROs, they are also able to search the MRO Insider network of providers to locate a mobile service unit to assist them.

“After discovering that many flight departments and Part 135 operators did not have an efficient method to track, rank, and log their vendors, I saw a great opportunity for MRO Insider with the MyMROs tool,” explains company Co-founder and President, Lindsay Nixon.  “After hearing feedback from the Part 135 community, we were able to include a way for a main account to create multiple user log ins with varied permissions to allow larger operators the ability to have multiple controllers working from the same fleet.”  The tool also incorporates a method of tracking both scheduled maintenance requests and AOG history built into the user’s dashboard.

Since the company’s launch at NBAA 2017, MROinsider.com has registered over 50 service providers ranging from avionics, paint, interior, turbine and piston engine repairs/overhauls and airframe facilities nationwide.  The website has also registered over 300 corporate aircraft and has had over 30 RFQ’s (requests for maintenance) submitted.

Aircraft owner/operators can create a user profile and utilize the site at no cost.  If an operator chooses to enhance their profile with the addition of MyMROs, there is an associated monthly subscription fee. Discounted rates are offered if the subscription is paid annually.

About MROinsider.com

MROinsider.com was founded in 2016 by Lindsay and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of word-of-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. Andy has been involved in the aviation industry from a young age and chose to pursue a degree in aviation.  Upon graduation, he began working in MRO facilities.  With Lindsay’s background in operational leadership, the team drew upon their experience to begin MROinsider.com.

Contact

To learn more about company and its service, please contact:

Andy Nixon
Co-founder/VP of Sales
102 W. Chicago Blvd., Suite 202
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Office: (877) 977-6537
andy@mroinsider.com

 

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