Last week, Andreas and Ludo represented fipart at the 64th annual NBAA convention and exhibition. This event, the largest for the business aviation sector of the industry, brought together 26,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibitors for 3 days at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. Armed with our signature yellow polo shirts as well as a pair of iPads pre-loaded with the new NBAA app and fipart information, we were able to make direct contact with over 70 strategic companies already on the platform.
It was quite interesting to contrast the reception we received compared to last year. Most people now know who we are and a majority of the exhibitors use our system in one capacity or another. With 10,450 active users searching over 26 Million parts at a constant rate of 2.2 searches per minute, fipart is now recognized as a vital alternative to ILS and Partbase, especially at $29/month/user.
Companies we visited were enthusiastic about expending their use of the platform and were eager to discuss how they can make better use of our advanced features. Our advanced quality rating continues to be a great success and many are also starting to take advantage of the company “block/prefer” buttons to tailor their search results.
It was also great to visit with existing customers and to listen to their actual live experiences. In the video below, a couple of customers described their current use of fipart and the further efficiencies they plan to obtain from it.