The acquisition allows AviationManuals to expand its product line to create tailored Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs) and provide Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application packages for aircraft operators, according to company Chief Executive Officer Mark Baier. “Our companies complement each other perfectly. We have already begun to deliver these new offerings and our clients are thrilled since many had already been asking about MELs in particular,” Baier said.
AviationManuals Growth Strategy
“Maximum Manuals fit our growth strategy nicely, since it includes acquiring companies that perform complimentary industry activities, in this case both software and manuals for aircraft operator support,” he added. “Through the acquisition, AviationManuals gained several hundred aircraft operator and owner customers as well as an excellent custom software application that aids in the development of manuals online.”
Maximum Manuals was purchased from co-owners Aaron and Caterina Taylor. Their operations were integrated into AviationManuals operations near Washington, D.C. with minimal staff growth to accommodate the increased business base. The Maximum Manuals Team remain active in other aspects of the aviation industry and will provide ongoing support to AviationManuals.
“We had been working with AviationManuals for several years and when we finally became open to the idea of selling our business, we knew that AviationManuals was the perfect partner to entrust our clientele and business to,” said Aaron Taylor. “We pioneered the delivery of automated manuals to operators. Combining Maximum Manuals technology with AviationManuals reputation and experience will be a winning combination,” added Cat Taylor.
Maximum Manuals designs each MEL specifically for particular aircraft, fleet and company applications. Documents are created for flight departments across the U.S. and approved by their FAA Flight Standard District Offices (FSDOs).
The final product is a thorough, complete document with language reviewed by a variety of FAA offices. For more info go to www.maxmanuals.com.
AviationManuals, based in the Washington, D.C. area, provides operations manuals and SMS software to business aviation flight departments, aircraft management companies, and independent owner / operators. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals and supports over half of IS-BAO registered operators.
Products and services include Safety Management System (SMS) software, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), EFBs and ADS-B operations. AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), Flight Safety Foundation, and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA). For more information go to www.aviationmanuals.com.