Don’t Get Left Behind – How Technology is Transforming Tech Pubs

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Information technology has transformed our world not only by increasing our access to information via a variety of formats – including smart phones, tablet, notebook and laptop computers – but also by allowing us to tailor that access and the data and information we receive to meet our specific interests and needs. As a technology innovator, ATP has been on the leading edge of this transformation as it relates to how aviation maintenance and compliance professionals purchase, access, and use information related to repair and maintenance of diverse aircraft. ATP Aviation Hub (2).png

One of the benefits that the ATP Aviation Hub® application provides to its subscribers is that they no longer have to search through outdated PDFs or online manuals offered by OEMs. The ATP Aviation Hub offers single-source access to critical up-to-date information that MROs need to do their job correctly, efficiently and safely. In fact, in today’s world, you cannot afford to work without it. 

“If you are not using the ATP Aviation Hub and taking advantage of all of the benefits it offers to maintenance and repair technicians, you run the risk of being left behind in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world,” said Bob Jones, managing editor of ATP’s AskBob™ Online Community. “There is a tendency among many MROs to stay with “old tech” solutions, such as PDFs or even paper manuals, because they work. The problem is that if you stay with those solutions you run the risk of being left behind, because you are not using advanced resources, such as ATP, that offer advantages that make “old tech” solutions obsolete.”

With the ATP Aviation Hub Cloud and ATP Aviation Hub Mobile applications, ATP Aviation Hub subscribers have 24/7 instant access to current, up-to-date and complete information on nearly every OEM product they may be working on. This information is available to subscribers anywhere in the world when a repair is needed – even if they do not have access to the Internet.

In addition, subscribers also benefit from ATP’s ongoing investment in new technology, ensuring that on a daily basis every piece of information they access is current when needed.

“We have librarians who work every day with the manufacturers to make sure every piece of information our customers access is as up-to-date as possible,” said Jones. “You don’t want to be left behind using an outdated PDF that a manufacturer may have provided a month or year ago. This is especially important in the area of tracking compliance with ADs and SBs, where some people still use paper records. With ATP, our users can enter the system and quickly see that compliance with all airworthiness directives and service bulletins related to their specific aircraft are as current as can be.”

TATP Blog NO WHITE.jpghis information can also be incorporated into user digital profiles related to the specific aircraft they may be working on, by tail number or model type. With ATP’s Aircraft Centric Search, ATP subscribers can build a complete profile identified by the aircraft tail number, which helps save time and improve safety by ensuring you have access to the precise information you need instantly. This is not possible when using a PDF or other “old tech” solutions. Another benefit to subscribers is that they have access to ATP’s Regulatory Libraries where they can instantly find the regulatory and compliance information they require.

ATP has been a trusted source for maintenance and regulatory information for 45 years, and subscribers know that they can safely embrace this technology.

ATP continues to invest and innovate, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of technology. In January, ATP plans to make another important announcement regarding technology improvements that soon will make the ATP Aviation Hub an even more invaluable tool for the industry.