Aircraft Technical Publishers and Avantext Announce Settlement

March 9, 2010, Brisbane, Calif. – Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) and Avantext® announced the amicable settlement of all federal litigation between them. As part of the settlement, Avantext® has agreed to have judgment entered that ATP’s patents are valid and enforceable, and ATP has granted Avantext® a non-exclusive license to ATP’s patent portfolio for an undisclosed sum of money.

ABOUT ATP®. For almost 40 years, Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) has provided the global aviation community valued and effective aviation information solutions and is universally known as the General Aviation single-source solution for maintenance and regulatory library services. ATP leverages document management expertise and software technology to create value added productivity in both the General Aviation and Commercial segments. ATP’s General Aviation solutions facilitate content distribution and access for aircraft manufacturers and include the NavigatorV® library services software platform, subscriber management, print-on-demand provisioning and branded portal needs. Additionally, the AskBob® online community from ATP is one of the largest and most informative aviation forums facilitating communication on today’s maintenance issues. ATP’s Commercial solutions promote the collaborative management of essential and required operational documents while preparing the Part 121, 145 and 135 certificate holders for regulatory audits, and include the ICAPSM web application, a building block of Safety Management Systems (SMS). The company has a worldwide customer base including fixed base operators, repair stations, aircraft and component manufacturers, regulatory agencies, airlines, schools and corporate operators.

ABOUT AVANTEXT®. Founded in 1992, Avantext® continually improves how aviation maintenance professionals receive, research, and utilize regulatory information. Their highly effective and reliable solutions enable both aircraft manufacturers and maintenance professionals to readily access and easily manage critical regulatory and manufacturer information. With their tools for Airworthiness Directives research and compliance as well as manufacturer specific maintenance and service documentation, Avantext® provides solutions for customers worldwide.

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