A vast majority of aviation industry procurement often searches aircraft parts just by clicking Google Search, Yahoo Search, Bingo or other popular search engine. It is clear that in the world of technologies it seems to be the best way to find parts they need. First, let find out why aviation business people use general searches:
- It is the easiest way, which does not require any financial resources to invest in IT programs or tools to find parts.
- A simple way to find sellers which have just started their activity in aviation marketplace.
But there is a question, does this search method answer the purpose of finding aircraft parts which are high quality and licensed? There is a vast majority of suppliers and it is hard to decide which one would have the part its need. By searching parts in general search, procurements take a risk to find unapproved parts. According to Federal Aviation Administration standards for approved parts in FAR 21.305, unapproved parts are those which are counterfeit parts, used beyond their time limits, approved parts that were not properly returned to service, stolen parts, parts with fraudulent labels, production overruns that were not sold with the agency’s permission and untraceable parts. All aircraft parts must be approved by civil aviation authorities for installation on type certified aircraft. Of course, companies selling approved parts must provide the information which proves it to their clients.
Locatory.com – is the third largest platform in the world, providing IT solutions to aviation industry. The company develops and maintains its own trading platform catered specifically to the aircraft spare parts aftermarket while offering proactive customer support and enhancing the industry with effective supply chain management solutions. Locatory.com gives an opportunity to its clients to find aircraft parts at the right moment, at particular AOG. More solutions to aviation business could be found on https://www.locatory.com/en.
Now, we can ask once again, is general search engines is the best way to find what do you really need?