Aviall to Market Pratt & Whitney Engine Parts in Contract That Spans the Life of the Program

DALLAS , Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall Services, Inc., a unit of Aviall, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engine Group for exclusive global distribution rights for new parts for non-military JT9D 7/7Q/7R series turbofan engines. Per terms of the agreement, the contract extends for the life of the engine program and Aviall will assume distributorship of the JT9D new engine parts following a formal transition period, estimated to last about six months.

"We welcome the opportunity to provide exemplary service to Pratt & Whitney and the customers of this major brand of aircraft engine," said Dan P. Komnenovich , president and COO of Aviall Services. "This program provides us the opportunity to, once again, integrate our unique aftermarket services to successfully distribute a major OEM platform."

The JT9D 7/7Q/7R series turbofan engines are installed on aircraft such as the Boeing 747-100/200/300 (classics), DC-10 and Airbus A300 and A310. The JT9D has a globally installed base of more than 1,200 engines used in both passenger and utility applications. Aviall will be responsible for order fulfillment, forecasting, sales, distribution and marketing of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts.

Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engine Group is a unit of United Technologies Corp., and is located in East Hartford, CT . Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.


Aviall, Inc. operates as 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 is headquartered in Dallas, Texas . As one of the world's largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket operations, Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 225 manufacturers and offers more than 1,000,000 catalog items from 39 customer service centers located in North America , Europe , and Asia-Pacific . Aviall provides maintenance for aviation batteries and wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company also 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.

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