AvAir and Lufthansa Technik Double Down on Aftermarket Sales Agreement
AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, and Lufthansa Technik sign an addendum to their long-term aftermarket sales agreement. This addendum includes a second large material takeover.
The initial agreement between the two companies was reached in 2020, in which AvAir took over 9,000 line items from Lufthansa Technik's worldwide material pools. The Arizona-based company has now acquired an additional 9,000 aircraft components. The current agreement also includes as-removed and unserviceable units, in addition to serviceable and overhauled items. The agreement implies that Lufthansa Technik receives a share of the proceeds from resold components under a profit-share agreement. The material is considered overstock and a majority of the parts comes directly from the Lufthansa Technik material pool and aircraft teardowns.
The sale significantly contributes to the optimization of inventory at Lufthansa Technik's warehouses in Germany. Delivery of the components will commence immediately to AvAir facilities in Ireland and Chandler, AZ, in the United States. Despite this major logistical endeavor for teams of Lufthansa Technik on both continents, the complete transfer of material is expected to be completed in the next 90 days.
"The initial agreement was signed in 2020, and it has proved to be an overwhelming success for both parties. Lufthansa Technik's commitment to adding to the existing agreement is proof of that," says Mike Bianco, chief executive officer of AvAir.
With this transaction, AvAir has added an even wider range of commercial and regional aircraft material to its inventory. The assets include parts for Boeing 737, 737NG, 747-400, 747-8, 777 Freighter, 787, Airbus A320, A330, A340, A350, A380, as well as for regional aircraft types, and miscellaneous material. Similar to the first agreement in 2020, the material from this deal will come with dual- or triple-release certification (FAA/EASA/CAAC) from Lufthansa Technik as well as a 12-month warranty.
"Our long-standing partnership with AvAir demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve the allocation of our rotable spare parts inventory. It is also a sign of a recovering industry, and we look forward to further increasing efficiency in our supply chain with similar opportunities in the future," says Christian Ehard, director of Production Alternatives, Lufthansa Technik Component Services.
AvAir will again make the acquired inventory available for both exchanges and outright sales from AvAir's facilities in Chandler, AZ, and Dublin, Ireland, which just celebrated its two-year anniversary.
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