On the occasion of the AEA Aviation Leadership Summit, the US-based aerospace, industrial, defense and electronics group HEICO and the Association of European Airlines (AEA), which represents Europe’s leading network carriers, have announced a new strategic partnership.
The agreement will bring the rapidly growing supplier of replacement jet engine parts and repairs even closer to its European customers. The partnership will also allow HEICO to access to AEA’s expertise in policy analysis and regular European regulatory updates.
“The European market is extremely important for HEICO. Partnering with AEA, the leading aviation association of Europe, is the natural next step to help create more value for our customers and the industry,” said Mr Alex de Gunten, Business Development Officer of HEICO.
“We are proud to announce the partnership with HEICO. As part of AEA’s policy agenda, we have been asking for a level playing field also in the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. We believe that HEICO is a great partner to coordinate the issues and lobby together in the European institutions,” said Athar Husain Khan, CEO of AEA.
HEICO's products can be found on large commercial aircraft, regional, business and military aircraft, as well as industrial turbines, targeting systems, missiles and electro-optical devices.