The deal includes four quarterly magazines (MRO Management, Aircraft Cabin Management, Airline Cargo Management and Low Cost & Regional Airline Business), MRO News Focus (a monthly e-newsletter) and two directories for an undisclosed sum, in a deal brokered by MediaFund. All current staff of Air Transport Publications will transfer to Real Response Media.
Founded in 1996 with the Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Directory, Air Transport Publications has grown from a base of specialist yearbooks to be a producer of print magazines, conferences, directories and newsletters. Since 2006 the titles have been owned by professional publisher Samedan Ltd.
“I am sure that RRM will be the perfect place to offer the next step for the brands that we have fostered”, said Samedan Ltd CEO and founder Gulia Selby “and that with the support of the new owners the publications and events will be able to continue to inform the aviation sector in these critical times.”
Commenting on the news, Chris Pitchford, CEO, RRM, said: “We see the acquisition of these titles as a perfect fit with Real Response Media. We will be investing in both the circulation and content over the
coming months and we see all the titles we have acquired as playing an important role going forward. This is a very exciting time for us and we are delighted to welcome the staff coming across from ATP to the RRM team. Growth at RRM has been substantial over the past five years and we are confident that this acquisition will only enhance the company’s future potential.”
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