[Aviation Today May 27, 2014] Boeing has announced its acquisition of Netherlands-based aviation software company AerData Group in an effort to provide its customers with a method for managing aircraft maintenance records.
The purchase is Boeing
's second acquisition of a software company in less than a week, following the recently announced agreement to acquire fuel efficiency management software provider ETS Aviation. Terms of both deals were not disclosed.
"AerData's tools make it easier for airlines and leasing companies to manage complex maintenance records," said Stan Deal, senior vice president of commercial aviation services at Boeing. "Increasing the efficiency of records management helps streamline the process of placing airplanes and other valuable assets with operators during leasing transactions.
The European company will be integrated into the Boeing Digital Aviation team, which provides aircraft parts, engineering and maintenance support for airlines and leasing companies.
AerData's 120 employees across the Netherlands, U.K. and Ireland will continue to work under current Managing Directors Mark Nieuwendijk and Paul van Tol.