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.