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New ATP Navigator® Online Technology Empowers Aviation Maintenance and Unleashes Broad Potential for Next-Generation Advancements

Brisbane, Calif., April 12, 2011 – Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) announced today that the ATP Navigator® online service, the industry’s first single source, online solution, is now available for aviation maintenance professionals. This online service is focused on new technologies that bring increased productivity and reduced operating costs through single source maintenance technical publications, regulatory research, compliance tracking and other next-generation technologies supporting aviation maintenance processes. The ATP Navigator® technology supporting this new service also broadens ATP’s potential for future next-generation advancements as ATP expands its services for aviation maintenance and solutions for other industries.

According to an industry study1, up to 50% of maintenance professional’s time can be spent searching for information. The ATP Navigator® online service represents a milestone for providing online access to both regulatory and OEM technical publications, including airframe, engine, propeller, and selected avionics, with technology designed to increase productivity for maintenance professionals. Regulatory publications include FAA, ICAO and EASA ADs and regulatory information. Included with the productivity tools is the ability to search across multiple documents from multiple vendors and regulatory agencies at once, patented compliance tracking tools, sophisticated indexing, and advanced keyword searching.

The evolution of the ATP Navigator® technology into an online Software as a Service also brings new capabilities to the company and positions ATP for broad new technology advancements. ATP has a long history of industry firsts and new technologies designed to streamline workflows, simplify processes and increase productivity for aviation maintenance. This new online platform will serve as a hub for future ATP advancements and solutions as they are developed for aviation maintenance and other industries.

According to Rich Marino, President of ATP, “As the complexity of aviation maintenance grows, operations are searching for solutions that streamline the workflow and increase productivity. With the advances made in the ATP Navigator online service we are enabling maintenance operations to benefit from the power of next-generation technology.” Mr. Marino continued, “We are committed to listening to our customers and bringing new advancements that benefit maintenance professionals and our OEM partners. The new ATP Navigator online service provides the necessary infrastructure and capabilities as we move forward with this goal.”

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For over 35 years Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) has provided the global aviation community valued and effective aviation information solutions. The company’s unique combination of skilled aviation and information professionals, innovative technology, and a deep understanding of aviation safety requirements positions ATP to uniquely offer solutions and systems supporting the information and conformance needs of the industry. ATP is universally known as the general aviation community’s single-source solution for maintenance and regulatory library services. The company has a worldwide customer base including fixed base operators, repair stations, aircraft and component manufacturers, regulatory agencies, airlines, schools and corporate operators. With a long history of facilitating content distribution and access for aircraft manufacturers, ATP solutions, including the NavigatorV® software platform, support subscriber management, print-on-demand provisioning and branded portal needs. Additionally, ATP’s AskBob® online aviation community is one of the largest and most informative aviation forums facilitating connections and communications between parties interested in today’s maintenance issues. Recently listed as a Qualified Certification Consultant on the FAA website, ATP helps new entrants build certification packages and prepares current certificate holders to achieve approval for ops specs changes. Services include gap assessment against current process, documentation remediation and development, and oversight preparedness. ATP’s unique ICAPSM web application facilitates ATOS conformance and reporting, and is the only solution capable of delivering a push button Letter of Compliance for ATOS, IOSA, and IBAC oversight reviews. This application forms a building block of SMS by promoting the collaborative management of essential operational documents required of all part 121, 135 and 91 certificate holders.