Chicago, IL, April 3, 2012 … AirLiance Materials announced today that the company is teaming with Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS) in the part-out and re-distribution of Lufthansa 737 classic fleet components and systems. The first aircraft is already scheduled for arrival in the U.S for teardown where the part-out of the first of fourteen aircraft will get underway. Parts should start being made available to aircraft operators and maintenance facilities and other customers through AirLiance distribution channels in late April/early May of this year.
LTCS will take physical possession of specified previously Lufthansa owned aircraft, and will remove engines, components and systems as required. AirLiance will be responsible for the repair management, sales and distribution of all the resulting material to its global customers. According to AirLiance President and CEO, Roscoe Musselwhite, the agreement to partner with LTCS was reached in the first quarter of 2012 and logistics planning began immediately. He added that, “We’re excited about partnering with LTCS in this type of program. By utilizing the strengths of each company and the synergies made possible through our close association with LHT, AirLiance will be better able to support airline, air transport, and all our MRO customers with cost-effective spare part provisioning for their 737 fleets.”
The announcement comes just four months after AirLiance Materials’ outstanding shares were purchased by LHT, making it a wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Musselwhite commented that, “This is the first in a number of service enhancements being made that will benefit our entire customer base. Our goal in undertaking these types of initiatives is to become a more in-depth supply chain partner and offer an increasing number of solutions that can help our customers better manage logistics and lower costs.
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, Lufthansa Technik Component Services offers a comprehensive bandwidth of services for aircraft components. With its five locations throughout the United States, the 100-percent Lufthansa Technik subsidiary is dedicated to serving customers in North and South America. LTCS is responsible for serving customers with Single Component Maintenance (SCM), Total Component Support (TCS®) and Total Material Operations (TMO®) contracts in North and South America. Single Component Maintenance includes the complete test, repair, overhaul, and modification service for a great range of aircraft components.
About AirLiance Materials
Created to provide new levels of customer service and employing the latest technology and materials management techniques, AirLiance Materials is a leading supplier of high-quality, traceable, surplus parts to the global air transport and MRO industry. With over 1000 customers, the company operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Headquartered in its 187,000 sq. ft. facility, AirLiance Materials is located near the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The company also maintains a sales and customer support facility in Jupiter, Florida, and offers its products and services through an international network of offices around the world and their e-commerce site at www.airliance.com.
Musselwhite assumes responsibility for all aspects of operations, sales and sales support for the U.S. based, leading spare parts provider.
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