by Curt Epstein – September 5, 2019, 10:00 AM

Aircraft maintenance tracking provider SierraTrax launched a maintenance marketplace service this week at the annual Citation Jet Pilots Convention held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The new feature, exclusive to the Wichita, Kansas-based company’s customers, allows aircraft service centers to submit bids on upcoming work as indicated in the SierraTrax database. Customer data is kept anonymous, and aircraft operators can opt to share their aircraft records to compare quotes from several providers on standard inspections.

“We’ve consistently heard from our customers that they want a simpler, more transparent way to select a shop for these highly standardized inspections,” said SierraTrax CEO Jason Talley, adding the company believes in providing fairly priced maintenance and helping its customers drive down the cost of aircraft ownership. “The Maintenance Marketplace provides an easy way for maintainers to drive business to their facilities, and at the same time it allows our customers to equitably compare the value of competing proposals without sales pressure.”