German start-up Aeroji has reached the halfway point of the beta testing phase for its social marketplace platform for aero engine trading and leasing.

    After the phase launched in December 2020, Aeroji secured MTU Maintenance Lease Services and British Airways as beta users.

    The company has invited all interested aviation professionals, including those from the MRO industry, to join and contribute to tailor the platform accordingly.

    Aeroji aims to digitise the aero engine procurement process including contracting and technical due diligence, and said the platform had already evolved as a result of feedback from current beta users.

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    Apart from minor bug fixes and performance enhancements, Aeroji said the testing phase is being used to implement new and tailor-made features and functionalities but “also lets beta users explore a new digitised approach of searching, assessing, trading, networking and more”.

    “We are convinced that beta users are part of the success equation and therefore need to know exactly what we are currently working on and how to use newly set up features, which will be beneficial for their daily business,” said Aeroji co-founder and managing director Dimitri Martel.

    “We are continuously developing the platform and webinars are the best way to communicate with the users directly in order to receive quick and honest feedback regarding our developments. In principle we cherish the dialogue and the results out of it over than just presenting a product without customer proximity.”

    From this month, Aeroji will leave the playground phase and switch to the operational phase with real assets in the database.

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