Aviall Signs Exclusive Parts Distribution Agreement With Piper

DALLAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall Services, Inc., a unit of Aviall, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has reached a long-term exclusive global distribution agreement for parts with Piper Aircraft, Inc., of Vero Beach, Florida...


DALLAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall Services, Inc., a unit of Aviall, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has reached a long-term exclusive global distribution agreement for parts with Piper Aircraft, Inc., of Vero Beach, Florida.

The agreement gives Aviall exclusive worldwide distribution rights for marketing and sales of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) spare parts for Piper Aircraft. In its 72-year history, Piper has brought to market about 144,000 aircraft with more than 160 models certified.

Approximately 90,000 Piper aircraft are still flying and being serviced and supported on every continent by Piper's 65 service centers, 40 dealers and 2,500 field personnel. Aviall will provide supply chain support for Piper dealers and service centers and also market and sell Piper parts to the company's individual customers worldwide.

Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply chain management services for the aerospace, defense and marine industries. The Dallas-based company is one of the world's largest providers of new aviation parts and related services with more than 2,000,000 catalog items available through 39 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

"Piper Aircraft has placed its trust and confidence in Aviall Services to fulfill this important role in its business," Paul Fulchino, chairman, president and CEO of Aviall, Inc., said. "With certainty we at Aviall can say we will provide to Piper customers, dealers and service centers a level of service that is unmatched in our industry. We look forward to this association with such an exceptional company as Piper Aircraft."

Piper Aircraft is the only general aviation manufacturer to build and offer aircraft for every general aviation mission, including trainers, high-performance aircraft for personal and business use, turbine-powered business aircraft, and the PiperJet.

ABOUT AVIALL

Aviall, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, which is a unit of The Boeing Company. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace, defense and marine industries.

Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is one of the world's largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket operations. Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 230 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 39 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.

SOURCE Aviall Services, Inc.

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