Wichita, KS – July 16th, 2018 – Lee Aerospace--currently exhibiting with the Kansas Department of Commerce at the Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, UK--has signed an aftermarket distribution agreement with Avocet Aviation Ltd in the UK. Avocet Aviation will represent Lee Aerospace as their European distributor for aftermarket replacement windshields, cockpit side windows and cabin windows.
“Avocet Aviation is perfectly positioned to represent our product in Europe. Avocet has a reputation for carrying a wide variety of parts for aftermarket support and their reach is second to none in Europe,” says Harry Thurmond, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Lee Aerospace.
The partnership between Lee Aerospace and Avocet Aviation will be introduced at the Farnborough Air Show for the first time. Avocet now has the Lee product on their shelves and is actively promoting and distributing the Lee Aerospace transparencies from their facilities in Southend-on-Sea, England.
“Avocet Aviation Ltd is delighted to be in partnership with Lee Aerospace. This partnership allows Avocet to support an existing market, stocking windows from its UK warehouse to support Europe’s requirements across a variety of aircraft platforms,” explains Andy Parks, Director of Sales for Avocet Aviation Ltd. “Based locally to all London’s airports, Avocet is suitably placed to act on AOG basis, and via couriers, dispatch goods for next day delivery to most countries in mainland Europe. We look forward to the future together and adding yet another quality product to Avocet’s existing capabilities.”
As OEM for a number of major aircraft manufacturers, Lee’s aftermarket FAA-approved replacement windows meet or exceed the original manufacturer’s specifications. Lee’s newest programs include production of heated windshields as well. As an approved distributor, Avocet will have the ability to supply Lee’s full line of aftermarket replacement windows.
About Avocet Aviation Ltd. – Avocet is an independent UK based, aircraft parts distributor, providing quality parts and equipment for a wide range of aircraft. Established in 1985, we have over 30 years of experience supporting Operators and Maintenance Facilities in more than 60 countries. With an inventory of over 40,000 line items held in the UK, together with distribution agreements for major US manufacturers, Avocet takes pride in the high level of service it can provide to its customers. Avocet is ISO 9001:2015 approved.
About Lee Aerospace Inc. – Lee Aerospace is headquartered in Wichita and was founded in 1989 by owner and President, Jim Lee. Starting as a small production facility, building cabin windows for the Boeing 737/757, Lee Aerospace has grown through the years to include advanced aerospace transparency design, an FAA Certified repair facility offering repair and installation, major aerostructure assemblies and composite manufacturing programs for some of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. Lee Aerospace is a proven OEM supplier to major aircraft manufacturers, as well as a reliable aftermarket support to general and business aviation.