In the previous two parts of the series, we took a look at the overall benefits of the Equip ADS-B Marketplace for aircraft owners and a more in-depth examination of how the Marketplace saves owners time when it comes to navigating the ADS-B upgrade process.
In this piece, we’ll get to the information most owners have been waiting for; a detailed breakdown of how the Marketplace saves them money on the purchase and installation of their ADS-B equipment:
Save Money on Equipment
The first way the Marketplace can potentially save aircraft owners money is when it comes to the selection and purchase of their ADS-B equipment. Please keep in mind that the Marketplace has no commercial relationship with any manufacturer of ADS-B equipment and generates no revenue on any sale of ADS-B equipment – our information is always honest and unbiased. Now on to how it works. Essentially, an owner navigating the process on their own will be limited to selecting the equipment recommended by the few avionics shops they are able to contact after their own research and prospecting process. This puts them at the mercy of salespeople who may be interested in selling what is best for them rather than what is best for the owner, and it also limits them to the equipment lines that happen to be promoted at their local shops. When an owner puts up an RFQ on the Marketplace, avionics shops can recommend total, price-competitive solutions that are much more strictly tailored to the aircraft owners’ specific circumstance.
Save Money Through Open, Public Bidding
The public bidding process also helps keep prices low for aircraft owners by showing them what other avionics facilities would charge for comparable service. The avionics shops themselves are also able to see how much their competitors have been charging on projects. So, the natural ebb and flow of their own workflow, as well as regional trends regarding availability of installation slots (remember, the earlier you book the more you will save, and the less likely you’ll be left out in the cold once all the available installation slots are sold) are all accommodated for, with an eye towards delivering the best possible price to owners. If an individual owner chooses to shop based on other considerations, those options are available as well; shops can recommend a variety of solutions at different price points to customers, enabling them to choose the perfect balance between cost and functionality they are looking to achieve.
Save Money by Preventing Problems
There is a third way the Marketplace helps save owners money on their ADS-B installations, though it is less immediately apparent than the other two. The Marketplace not only features a public bidding system, but also a public rating system of avionics shops that have delivered service to our users. If shops have given poor customer service or had issues with completing the work and returning planes on time, it will be reflected in their public This gives our shops a powerful incentive to not only deliver world-class service to aircraft owners throughout the entire duration of their ADS-B upgrade process but also helps to prevent future issues down the road. When any service provider knows their reputation is on the line, they typically will do all they can to ensure the work gets done on time, under budget, and up to specs. Owners that book their ADS-B installation through the Marketplace are significantly less likely to encounter problems with their equipment or aircraft post install as a result.
The Equip ADS-B Marketplace offers an incredible variety of benefits to owners; it saves them an incredible amount of time navigating the whole process from start to finish and helps save them a significant amount of money at the same time. Best of all, there is no fee or cost for owners to use the Marketplace or any of its resources.
If you’re interested in joining the community at the ADS-B Marketplace, sign up today at EquipADS-B.com.
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