Aviall to Expand Supply Chain Services Into Russia

Agreement is with Moscow-based Aviation Service Company Aviation Equipment (ASC Aviation Equipment.)


DALLAS, Aug. 17 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, Inc., a Boeing company, has entered into an agreement with Moscow-based Aviation Service Company Aviation Equipment (ASC Aviation Equipment) to supply forecasting services, technology, training and aviation material for distribution in the Russian aviation market.

ASC Aviation Equipment is a subsidiary of Concern of Aviation Equipment (CAE), a State Corporation Russian Technologies (Russian Technologies) company.

The agreement becomes effective in the fourth quarter of 2011 after signature at Moscow's August 2011 Air Show.

"We are very pleased and proud to announce this agreement with the services unit of Concern of Aviation Equipment to expand our services into Russia," said Dan Komnenovich, President and CEO of Aviall, Inc. "We believe this will enhance quality and efficiency for Russian aviation operators and we look forward to helping support customers in this important market."

The new agreement will give customers access to state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure, allowing them to link with Russian Technologies in a single IT system. The linkage will help airlines increase their aircraft utilization, reduce or avoid airplane-on-ground (AOG) situations and reduce operational costs.

"Cooperation with one of the global aerospace leaders, in the creation of a distribution system and maintenance, repair and overhaul infrastructure will allow us to apply modern technologies and know-how in material management, production and component repair for various aircraft types.  We will leverage best management practices, including Lean production methodology, which are successfully applied by Boeing," said Andrey Rybin, General Director of CAE.

Boeing and Russian Technologies helped facilitate this new agreement. The two companies have worked together on a variety of aviation-related projects since 2007, when Russian Technologies was formed to assist Russian manufacturers in developing, producing and exporting high-technology industrial products in domestic and international markets.

This agreement marks the latest step of Russian Technologies' long-term plan to offer world-class distribution, integrated MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) services, materials management and local production of aviation parts and components.

ABOUT AVIALL

Aviall Services, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.  Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, it is one of the world's largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket operations.  Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries and wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers.

ABOUT AVIATION SERVICES COMPANY AVIATION EQUIPMENT AND CONCERN FOR AVIATION EQUIPMENT

Aviation Service Company Aviation Equipment (ASC Aviation Equipment) is a subsidiary of Concern of Aviation Equipment (CAE). ASC was created for the purpose of implementing a consolidated marketing policy, supply strategy and aftermarket support across the product range of enterprises of CAE.

ASC is the largest provider of spare parts, components and material for the Russian and CIS aviation market. Integrating competencies of CAE from development to production, ASC offers a full range of services in material management and logistics to support aircraft operation, including supplies of spares and components for scheduled and non-scheduled tasks, warranty and post-warranty repair, lifecycle management services for aviation systems and components.

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