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Key Aircraft Maintenance Industry Trends & Developments in 2024
Technology, specifically AI and automation will play a pivotal role in 2024, as the industry positions itself to overcome major challenges.
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Understanding the Current Spare Aircraft Parts Market & How Technology Can Improve It
The traditional process of procuring spare parts for aircraft leads to excessive costs, manual work overload and constraints including locking up valuable capital of airlines, but there is a better way forward thanks to technology.
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MROs Move Towards Automation & AI to Solve Organizational Challenges
As MROs are faced with a resource crunch and an ever-changing supply chain while trying to support customers efficiently and cost-effectively, they are increasingly turning to new tools and processes to transform their organizations.
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How Technology Can Help Airlines & MROs Retain Talent
There’s been a lot of discourse about how technology such as AI will take away jobs. But, what if it can actually have the opposite effect?
Company Updates
SkySelect Integrates with Ambry Hill Technologies to Bring a Host of New Benefits to Suppliers
SkySelect has partnered with Ambry Hill Technologies, the creator of business management software solutions that are purpose-built for the aviation aftermarket, to provide suppliers with new opportunities to be more efficient and additional capabilities to maximize demand.
In the News
New Trends in the Aerospace Industry
Want to know where the industry is heading? We shared our insights on aerospace's future and the major focus areas.
Case Studies
One of the World’s Largest MROs Automates 80% of Its Purchases, Generates 10% Cost Savings, and Achieves 100% OTD Performance with the SkySelect Platform
When it came to leading a digital transformation of its purchasing department, SkySelect was the perfect partner because of its combination of unrivaled AI-backed technology and the experience of its team.
Company Updates
Introducing Buyer Relationship Management (BRM)
Giving suppliers unheralded control over quotes and keeping supplier and buyer information up to date
In the News
The Importance of Training in Technological Adoption
Implementation is only the first step in technological adoption. Training holds the key to organizational digitalization and getting the most out of technology.
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How To Leverage Forecasting to Make the Aviation Supply Chain More Strategic and Less Reactionary
Although more difficult than ever, when deployed accurately, forecasting has the potential to dispel many of the industry’s challenges.
eBooks
Why Part Delays Happen, How to Measure Their Impact & What to Do to Improve Your Supply Chain
It hasn’t been easy to procure aircraft parts as long lead times have made it difficult to avoid delays and interruptions. We’ll dive into the topic to uncover why this is happening, what the implications are and how it can be prevented.
In the News
More Than a Trendy Buzzword, AI Holds the Key to MRO Digitalization
Thanks to AI, the future is now for the MRO industry.
In the News
A Step-by-Step Guide of How to Measure the Cost of Delayed Routine Parts
Here's a look into what data you should collect, what metrics you should be gauging, and an explanation of the difference between direct and indirect costs, so you can measure the cost of delayed routine parts.
In the News
Artificial Intelligence Puts Airlines & MROs in Control of Their Inventory
AI ensures that routine parts are delivered on time and at a good price point by running advanced algorithms in the background while also providing solutions for complex situations that arise.
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Leveraging Digital in the Aftermarket
A big part of aircraft parts procurement is the aftermarket. And technology can help this area of the business evolve.
Company Updates
SkySelect Onboards a Record Number of Customers in Q1 2023, Spanning Over 600 Aircraft
SkySelect closed out a momentous quarter that featured the software company onboarding a record number of customers onto its aircraft parts procurement platform. The newly onboarded customers include airlines with a total fleet of 600 and some of the largest MROs in the world.
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[VIDEO] United Airlines’ MD, HR Services Urges Women to Embrace Uncomfortable Situations in Order to Grow
The aviation industry presents more opportunities than ever before for women, but further measures need to be taken to ensure more female leaders.
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SkySelect Makes it Even Easier for Suppliers to Sell Parts
We're continuing to add new features inside the SkySelect platform to save suppliers time and increase revenue.
In the News
Eliminating Pain Points in the Supply Chain
The MRO supply chain typically includes lengthy approval processes, complex supply networks, incomplete data, order backlogs, and inventory accuracy issues.
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Inaccurate Information Leading to Massive Lead Times — Here’s What Can be Done
On average, airlines face part delays of 60-90 days. Even routine parts are experiencing significant delays leading to AOG and Urgent situations. Let's learn how we can alleviate this snowballing problem.
In the News
Female Airline Leaders Share Their Perspectives on the State of the Aviation Industry
A Qualitative Review Of Aviation Industry Challenges, Experiences, And Strategies.
eBooks
[eBook] A Qualitative Review Of Aviation Industry Challenges, Experiences, And Strategies
As the aviation industry continues to strive to become a more diverse and inclusive workforce, SkySelect has rounded up some of the top women leaders in aviation and interviewed them to get their perspective on the state of the industry.
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Aer Lingus’ Head of Transformation Discusses the Technological Opportunity that Exists for Airlines & MROs
The aviation industry is enduring challenging times but is also presented with tremendous possibilities to create a positive change.
In the News
Planning is Key for Effective Software Migration
We examine the key implementation steps and procedures that ensure airlines achieve a smooth migration to MRO software technologies and highlight the unique challenges involved in developing safety-critical processes.
In the News
What Can Airlines Learn from Recent IT Failures?
Airline IT systems have been in the news, and not for a good reason. Let's explore what airlines can do to mitigate future risks and, instead, set themselves up for success.
Events
Meet us at MRO Latin America in Buenos Aires!
We're attending MRO Latin America on February 22-23, 2023.
Events
We're attending MRO Middle East
We look forward to seeing you March 1-2, 2023, at the MRO Middle East in Dubai World Trade Centre. 
Case Studies
How European Flagship Carrier MRO Ensures 80% of Their Time is saved with Autonomous Sourcing
Even when changes are not dire for an airline or MRO, there are still tremendous gains to be achieved by moving away from manual processes towards digital ones.
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Three Ways Airlines & MROs Can Improve Aircraft Parts On-time Delivery
Now is the perfect time to improve your on-time delivery.
Events
SkySelect is Exhibiting & Sponsoring MRO Americas 2023
Once again, SkySelect is exhibiting and sponsoring the 2023 MRO Americas in Atlanta, GA, on April 18-20, 2023.
Case Studies
Magnetic MRO Automates 79% of Purchases & Experiences Exceptional Cost Savings of 19% by Using SkySelect AI
Magnetic MRO has experienced exceptional results in terms of cost savings and efficiency gains.
Case Studies
SkySelect Enables Leading Air Cargo Carrier to Source Hard to Find Aircraft Parts with 8% Cost Savings
How SkySelect Helped a carrier with an ageing fleet not only stay operational but save time and money.
In the News
SkySelect Partners with Rotabull to Automate Aircraft Parts Quoting Process for Suppliers
SkySelect has integrated with Rotabull, the all-in-one sales tool for aircraft part sellers and MROs, to enhance suppliers' aircraft parts selling process.
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Hawaiian Airlines Senior Leader Discusses Women's Possibilities in Aviation
Supply chain challenges such as raw material, manpower, and logistics forced us to adopt new risk management practices, such as increasing the inventory of critical components.
In the News
Magnetic MRO Automates Parts Procurement Using Artificial Intelligence from SkySelect
Total technical care aviation solutions provider Magnetic MRO extended their long-term partnership with SkySelect to automate 100% of their stock replenishment parts procurement.
Case Studies
How Azul Brazilian Airlines Achieves Data-driven Visibility and Process Efficiency with SkySelect
By moving its parts procurement onto SkySelect’s eProcurement-as-a-Service, Azul has been experiencing superior results.
In the News
Fast 5: Technology's Role In Driving Efficiencies
Nauman Saeed, COO atSkySelect, talks about the growing emphasis on utilizing new MRO software solutions for new incoming fleets and navigating industry challenges such as skilled workforce shortages as technology gets more affordable and easier to scale.
In the News
Aircraft Parts Prices & Lead Time are Showing Initial Signs of Stabilization; However, Complete Supply Chain Recovery Still Faces Significant Hurdles
The organization’s Aircraft Parts Prices & Lead Time Index shows the latest trends in parts price and lead time.
eBooks
[Report] Aircraft Parts Price & Lead Time Index, December 2022
The report highlights aircraft parts buying trends from rotables to consumables and expendables and all associated material.
In the News
Software Technologies Target Efficiencies in Maintenance Processes
Given the current market environment, organizational and cost efficiency are major objectives among airlines, MROs, OEMs, and distributors.
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[Video] Air Canada Senior Leader Discusses Women's Representation in Aviation
Leveling the playing field and reshaping the future of the aviation industry.
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MRO Supply Chain’s Biggest Pain Points & How to Remedy Them
The MRO supply chain is offline, slow, opaque, expensive, and inefficient. Recent events such as Covid, economic sanctions, re-routing, and no-fly zones have only confounded supply chain disruptions and further illustrated the need for change.
In the News
Expert Opinion: MRO Growth Strategies for Turbulent Times
The last few years have been the most challenging in aviation’s history as the industry endured an unprecedented travel demand shock. But you know what they say, “pressure makes diamonds.”
Blog
Recovering Lost Time & Savings from Manual Sourcing Processes
Aircraft material purchasers have always found it challenging to match the right supplier with the right part requirements. Historically the process has always been done using manual procedures, which rely on the expertise and bandwidth of employees.
In the News
New digital platforms drive demand for simplified maintenance records
The MRO industry digitalisation progress is visible, and Erkki Brakmann, CEO at SkySelect feels the process is unstoppable because airlines have realised that by using smart technologies, they can improve their bottom line.
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AI is Driving eProcurement by Automating Time Consuming Manual Tasks
We find ourselves marked in an era rife with air travel demand shock, supply chain inefficiencies, an ever-changing workforce, and soaring costs due to inflation.
In the News
SkySelect provides eProcurement-as-a-Service platform to Azul Brazilian Airlines.
Now, more than at any other point in commercial aviation’s history, it’s imperative for airlines to be cost-conscious and efficient.
In the News
SkySelect intends to “shake-up” the status quo of the $100 billion aircraft material industry
SkySelect is the modern Aviation Company that solves procurement problems for the $100B aircraft material industry through an algorithmic purchasing system.
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[Video] Stop Fighting Fires & Start Taking a Proactive Approach to Your Aircraft Material Procurement
Watch on-demand how procurement managers can get out of firefighting and start taking a more strategic approach.
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Automation Solves Capacity Constraints in the MRO Supply Chain
If you’ve even been remotely following current events, it’s no news that the global supply chain is under immense pressure and facing a multitude of problems. This, of course, extends into aviation, which has been hit particularly hard over the last few years, given the social, economic, and general state of the world.
In the News
XaaS Provides the Blueprint for the Future of Aircraft Material Procurement
Companies around the world are adopting cloud infrastructure and cloud service technologies to simplify IT, increase business agility, and streamline operations. Entire business models are being transformed thanks to new computing technologies and services. This, of course, is spilling over into aviation: operations, commercial functions, and MRO, including material procurement.
eBooks
[eBook] How to effectively leverage Technology in MRO Supply Chain
Four Pain Points in the Aviation Industry Aviation Supply Chain & How to Solve Them
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How to bring Greater Visibility to the Aviation Supply Chain
The aircraft parts purchasing market is complex, filled with processes, constraints, and challenges both internally within airlines, MROs, and with suppliers.
Events
SkySelect is exhibiting and sponsoring MRO Europe conference
SkySelect is exhibiting and sponsoring the 2022 MRO Europe Conference in London on October 18-20, 2022.
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[Video] MRO Supply Chain strategies for 2022 revealed
Watch on demand: How to effectively leverage technology in MRO Supply Chain
Events
We're attending the 2022 ACPC Conference
SkySelect is attending the 2022 ACPC Conference in San Diego on August 27 - 30, 2022.
Blog
Four Pain Points in the MRO Supply Chain & How to Solve Them
Supply chains all around the world are broken and becoming further disrupted. No industry remains unscathed, including aviation. Specifically, the process of buying aircraft parts has become increasingly complex and riddled with a number of obstacles.
Events
Live webinar: How to effectively leverage technology in the MRO Supply Chain
This interactive 40-minute webinar explores MRO supply chain challenges, market drivers, and growth strategies.
In the News
Simplified Procurement for Aircraft Lease Transitions will Enable Faster Aircraft Delivery
With the arrival of new technologies, lessors can procure parts for aircraft lease transitions faster than ever.
In the News
The Digital Revolution Also Extends to the Materials Buying Process
New processes and technologies enabling airlines to digitise and automate material purchases are coming to the foray, and ever more critical, as airlines bounce back to operations. Keith Mwanalushi gets the lowdown from Erkki Brakmann, CEO and Founder at SkySelect.
In the News
Finnair Technical Services Taps Into SkySelect’s Platform to Enhance Efficiency and Digitize Its Aircraft Parts Purchasing Process
SkySelect, the eProcurement-as-a-Service platform provider, has signed an agreement with Finnair Technical Services to digitize the procurement of aircraft parts and further drive innovation within the flagship carrier.
In the News
SkySelect Proud to Be Recognized as One of the Top Aerospace Companies in California
Organizations are ready to change their old ways of working and innovate, so there is growing demand from the industry for new technologies and solutions. This is made apparent by the number of aerospace companies being established and growing, presenting new alternative solutions to old problems.
In the News
SkySelect Partners with AeroParts Now to Streamline and Automate Aircraft Parts Quotation Process
SkySelect, the eProcurement-as-a-Service platform provider, has entered into a partnership with AeroParts Now to integrate their respective platforms to enhance the aircraft parts purchasing process for suppliers.
In the News
SkySelect Launches eProcurement-as-a-Service Platform for Aircraft Material
SkySelect, the eProcurement-as-a-Service platform for aircraft material, is leading the digital procurement revolution with its new solution.
In the News
Supplying with Transparency
Our CEO Erkki Brakmann discusses how more accountability, responsibility and transparency can be brought to the parts purchasing process.
In the News
How Parts Suppliers Can Win POs & Support Airlines & MROs with Automated Buying
Automation, algorithms and supply chain advancements are not just for buyers. Learn how suppliers can benefit from automated buying
In the News
In the Hot Seat with AviTrader MRO Aerospace Magazine
Our CEO Erkki Brakmann recently took to the AviTrader hot seat to speak about all things SkySelect and his thoughts on the industry.
In the News
Interview with MRO Business Today: SkySelect’s Plan of Action and Much More....
In an Exclusive Interview with Erkki Brakmann, CEO, SkySelect, he speaks about the partnership with S7 Technics, and how COVID-19 pandemic helped them strive harder by coming out of their comfort zones and adapting to newer normal.
In the News
S7 Technics and SkySelect Collaborate to Revolutionize S7’s Aircraft Parts Purchasing Process
SkySelect and S7 Technics have announced a collaborative relationship promoting the accelerated transformation of the parts purchasing process for its air transportation and maintenance operations.
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Amount of Readily Available Inventory up from 50% to 80% Since Start of COVID Pandemic
A huge opportunity exists to leverage the availability of new and aftermarket parts
In the News
SkySelect CEO Erkki Brakmann's Q&A with Aviation Maintenance Magazine
Aviation Maintenance Magazine spoke to Erkki Brakmann, founder and CEO about the opportunities that exist for airlines and MROs.
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How Automation Can Improve Decision Making for Aircraft Parts Purchasing
New automation tools, AI and workflows are replacing manual processes, making it possible to run more efficient and cost-effective aircraft maintenance.
In the News
SkySelect CEO Erkki Brakmann Featured on Times Aerospace TV
SkySelect CEO Erkki Brakmann joined Times Aerospace TV to discuss the aircraft parts opportunity that exists for airlines
In the News
Azul Linhas Aéreas Revolutionizes Its Parts Purchasing Process Thanks to SkySelect’s Cutting-Edge System
Azul Linhas Aéreas and SkySelect have been working closely together to transform the carrier’s aircraft parts purchasing process.
In the News
Airlines & MROs Can Save Millions by Leveraging Surplus of Aircraft Parts
New market developments have created a huge opportunity for MROs and airlines to leverage the surplus of parts to sharply reduce material costs.
In the News
SkySelect Signs TAP Air Portugal to Transform The Carrier’s Aircraft Parts Purchasing
Excited to announce we’ve signed TAP Air Portugal to help transform the carrier’s aircraft parts purchasing process.
In the News
SkySelect Helps Magnetic MRO Fully Integrate the Supply Chain of Aircraft Parts
SkySelect and Magnetic MRO are unlocking tangible cost savings in aircraft maintenance through a fully integrated supply chain of aircraft parts.
Product Updates
New Sourcing Automation, Improved Analytics & More
Aircraft parts buyers can now benefit from more automation and analytics, including sourcing automation and supplier performance highlights.
Product Updates
Do More with Less! Automate Your Purchasing with SkySelect
Discover how you can do more with less by enlisting SkySelect as your parts purchasing technology, saving you both time and money.
Company Updates
Keeping Teams Together While Being So Far Apart
Through it all, SkySelect has stayed united and stuck together by always making time for one another, even across 10 different time zones.