Aviall and Sofrance Sign Agreement for Global Distribution of Spare Filtration Products

Dallas, Texas, February 15, 2013 – Aviall Services, Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has entered into a distribution agreement with Sofrance, a subsidiary of Safran, to market and distribute spare filtration products designed and manufactured by Sofrance.

Sofrance is a leading developer of solutions for customers to filter fluids and gases to protect equipment in aeronautics, industry, defense and space. The company supports a large variety of airframes, engines, operators, and MROs in the aerospace industry.

The new agreement, which is effective immediately, authorizes Aviall to market and distribute Sofrance aftermarket products to customers in the commercial sector from Aviall’s 40 global customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

“We are pleased to announce that Sofrance has selected Aviall to help distribute its products,” Dan Komnenovich, president and CEO of Aviall, Inc., said. “The Sofrance line of products complements our existing market basket enabling us to expand our product offerings and better serve our customers around the world.”

The Sofrance parent company, Safran, is a leading international high-technology group in aerospace, defense and security.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Aviall as a worldwide distributor of our products,” Pierre Farrenq, CEO of Sofrance, said. “We look forward to our mutual growth as a result of this strategic partnership.”

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