Aviall Innovates To Get Parts Closer To Clients
Aviation parts and aftermarket services firm Aviall is here at the Farnborough International Airshow (Hall 4 Stand G17) to highlight its ability to provide what it says are innovative supply chain services and logistics solutions to OEMs and aviation operators–civil and military–around the world. The Boeing subsidiary’s goal is to have a part in stock when it is needed as close to a customer as possible, and the company offers some two million parts from more than 240 manufacturers.
“We have 40 customer service centers strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and our customer service professionals can ship from any location to meet the needs of our customers,” Aviall president Dan Komnenovich told AIN. “We have invested millions of dollars in technology to track our inventory, and we share that information with our customers and suppliers in real time.” The company makes about 5,000 shipments each day and serves more than 25,000 customers on six continents.
It is an exclusive parts supplier for General Electric, GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Honeywell and Hamilton Sundstrand. Aviall also offers a variety of products from parent company Boeing, as well as Michelin, Goodyear, ExxonMobil, Jeppesen, 3M, Champion, Lord, ConocoPhillips, Lycoming, Sherwin-Williams, Telex and Saft, among others.
Aviall recently completed requirements necessary to become compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15, allowing the company to serve the military market by enabling it to compete for U.S. government contracts previously out of reach. The company’s exclusive agreements include global aftermarket support for the Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engine, which powers thousands of aircraft in all major military segments in nearly 70 countries.
In addition to providing new aircraft parts, Aviall operates 20 repair facilities that perform services, including hose assembly, battery repair and wheel and brake services. The company also offers chemical management, repair and rotable management, paint mixing, kitting, AOG services and electronic inventory management.