AviationManuals closed out 2018 with a 35 percent increase in revenue, bolstered in part by 25 percent increases in its International Operations and Procedures update service and ARC SMS safety management system digital platform subscriptions, the company annouced. The Washington, D.C.-based provider of operations manuals and SMS software to aircraft and drone operators, technicians, and FBOs said recipients of its update service now top 1,400 while its ARC SMS platform subscribers total nearly 6,000 active users.
It also said there was higher demand in 2018 for manual development services, including a 130 percent increase for its emergency response plans and a 57 percent increase for minimum equipment lists. AviationManuals' digital offerings expanded with the spring 2018 release of the ARC iPad App—with the number of users increasing by an average of 48 percent a week through last year—as well as additions to the ARC SMS platform.
Those additions were a metrics module that AviationManuals said eases analyzing collected information to identify potential risks; a multi-purpose risk assessment tool; a change management form; and an ASAP tool for charter and business aviation operators to submit aviation safety action program reports. AviationManuals will be exhibiting at the NBAA Regional Forum on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Florida.