The ATA Aviation Marketplace is owned and operated by the Air Transport Association of America, Inc. d/b/a Airlines for America and is provided as a subscription-based service to the world’s airlines and suppliers. The Marketplace is a centralized database based on the requirements identified in Spec 2000 – Procurement Planning (Chapter 2) and Spec 2000 – Airline Inventory Redistribution System – AIRS (Chapter 12). These specifications are maintained by the ATA e-Business Program.
The database provides airlines with up-to-date information about price, lead-time and surplus availability for aircraft parts and components, enabling e-commerce with their suppliers. With millions of part records, the database provides a centralized solution for validating and aggregating aircraft part data from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors. This validated, customized data is then available to airline and non-airline customers worldwide. The value to airlines is primarily derived from having a single, ready, reliable, and consistent data feed into their back-office procurement systems, enabling automated, error-free updating of their procurement data, and facilitating direct order administration with suppliers. The ATA Aviation Marketplace (formerly known as the Spec 2000 Databases), primarily consist of two database services:
Procurement Database (primarily new part pricing and lead-time data) – The Procurement Database is used primarily by manufacturers and new-part distributors to list sales catalog information (part number, price, lead times, etc.) for new parts. Suppliers can choose which customers can see their data and can customize data so different customers see different data. Airlines query the database by part number to select suppliers that have the best possible price and lead time to fit their schedule. Airlines also download all monthly changes into their internal databases. A detailed description of the database and file formats can be found in Spec 2000, Chapter 2 (free download).
Surplus Database (new and used surplus availability) – The Surplus Database is used by airlines and suppliers to list excess inventory that is on hand and available for sale. The database includes available quantities, location, and condition of the parts. Unlike the Procurement Database or Repair Database, the Surplus Database does not have any viewing restrictions. Therefore, all of the data are available to all participants. A detailed description of the Surplus Database functionality and file formats can be found in Spec 2000, Chapter 12 (free download).
These databases allow companies to list their new and used products on a central file, which is accessed primarily by the world’s airlines. Whether buying or selling parts, the system provides a simple, fast, dependable method to streamline the procurement process.
- Gain access to new airline customers
- Establish a presence within the industry’s primary source database
- Single format to update supplier data, regardless if the airline prefers an alternate format
- Provide one central source for updated prices/availability
- Access from multiple Internet connections, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Support your customers in their preferred formats
- Access millions of records from one source/interface
- Acquire up-to-date price and lead time information for e-commerce transactions
- Consolidated, pre-validated data load files, facilitating updating of your internal procurement databases
- Find critical parts in seconds
- Discover new sources of parts
- Viewing rights process allows suppliers to allow/deny access to Marketplace customers
- Model of applicability (MOAs) codes allow airlines to filter out part records that do not pertain to their fleet
- Advanced search filters for: Part Number, Keyword, Supplier, Manufacturer, Aircraft System, Last Updated On/After/Before or Between Specified Dates, Model of Applicability
- View both database responses in either a combined or database-specific list
- Secure authentication
- One flat fee for unlimited access and unlimited users
- Data translation capabilities, including industry format Spec 2000, Excel, CSV input and output options
- Customized subsets of supplier data to airlines
- Provide special supplier pricing to customers
- Advanced search and save of search results in a variety of formats
The ATA Aviation Marketplace is owned and operated by the Air Transport Association of America, Inc. d/b/a Airlines for America and is provided as a subscription-based service to the airline industry. For pricing information or for a more detailed presentation, contact us.
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