Skeyos, an independent spinoff of Lufthansa Technik, has launched Skeyos Marketplace, an online aircraft parts trading module that allows MRO buyers to search and compare new and used parts as well as associated repair services and their pricing with a single click, the Frankfurt, Germany-based company announced this week. The new feature is expected to eliminate time spent on generating requests for proposal and then collecting and reviewing them.
“Currently, purchasing managers have to manually compare the costs of repairing a part, buying used, or contacting the OEM directly for a replacement part, each time requiring contact with several points of sale,” Skeyos general manager Hans Bernd Schmidt said. “This is incredibly time-consuming. Using the Skeyos Marketplace, the various means can now be compared with just two clicks and resulting orders can be placed, tracked and managed directly via one consolidated channel.”
Introduction of the feature gives parts and services purchasers access to 140,000 products, according to Skeyos. “MRO is a great example of an industry acknowledging the advantages afforded by digitalization to improve efficiency and transparency in their operations,” Schmidt added. “We are proud to be part of that movement and look forward to taking the lead in future innovations.”