AirCorps Library wins MN Idea Competition!

Bemidji MN – AirCorps Library Wins Minnesota Idea Competition, April 24, 2016.

AirCorps Aviation LLC of Bemidji, Minnesota is proud to be chosen as a winner of the 2016 IDEA Competition for its innovative online platform AirCorps Library. The recognition amplifies AirCorps efforts to broaden and enhance the site. The entire $10,000 cash prize will be put towards the future development of the platform.

AirCorps Library is a collaborative online platform for a global community of users to preserve, organize, and access rare technical drawings, manuals, and other resources with tremendous historic value. All resources are quickly accessible from a desktop or mobile device at high resolution. AirCorps Library hosts 500,000 searchable drawings and blueprints, as well as design, maintenance, restoration manuals.Released on December 23, 2015 the site has been met with an exceptional worldwide response with subscribers in 95 countries shaded blue on the map below. 

AirCorps Aviation’s belief is that the program can grow exponentially as users see the value in contributing to the AirCorps Library community by sharing resources, knowledge, and experiences. In just four months we have had over 190,000 pages of manuals and technical drawings donated. The program will evolve and meet the needs of market demands and grow both in usage and users.

The program was entirely conceptualized and created by the following Minnesota companies – AirCorps Aviation, developer David Hatfield (Hatfield System Design), and Evolve Creative.

From the Idea Competition site

“Northwest Minnesota is a place where ingenuity thrives. The region, which has come to be known as the “Ingenuity Frontier” is an area like no other in the Midwest, dotted with manufacturers and technology companies thriving within a local culture of engineering knowledge and creativity. The IDEA Competition was designed for one purpose — to grow the economy of Northwest Minnesota by outfitting the next generation of homegrown innovators for success in the global marketplace. To accomplish its purpose, the program identifies the most promising ideas and entrepreneurs through a competitive process, awards cash to winners, and provides intensive follow-up assistance. Since inception, 24 winners have been selected, and more than $300,000 has been awarded to help these entrepreneurs in commercializing their ideas.”

This announcement follows the 2015 recognition of AirCorps Aviation as number 599 on the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., the establishment of AirCorps Aviation Reverse Engineering and 3D Scanning, and most recently the worldwide release of AirCorps Library.

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