More than 2,000 aircraft are now registered for free on MRO Insider’s business aircraft services platform, the Dexter, Michigan-based service quoting software provider announced this week. Launched in October 2017, the platform has seen exponential growth in the past four years that has fueled the MRO Insider network’s North American and global expansion.
MRO Insider president Andy Nixon explained that when he and co-founder Lindsay Nixon launched the platform—which provides operators quotes for services such as maintenance, detailing, and fuel—the original goal was to achieve 250 aircraft registrations within the first two years. “But we hit that milestone within six months of launch,” he said. “At that time, 500 aircraft seemed like an impossible goal—but we accomplished that in 2019.
“To see us hit the 2,000 aircraft mark two years later is somewhat surreal, but also keeps us motivated for our growth.”
While most of the platform’s registered turbine aircraft are based in the U.S., about 10 percent are in Mexico and South America, which Nixon attributed to the work of MRO Insider’s Latin America team. A labor shortage over the past year has also served to prove the platform’s efficiency, he added. “When you’re dealing with a short-staffed maintenance control department or you are a director of maintenance on overtime—every minute counts,” Nixon said. “We’ve heard the struggles that these departments are experiencing.”