Aviall Reaches New Distribution Agreement for Rolls-Royce AE Defense Engines

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced, through its subsidiary Aviall, that it has reached a new parts sales and distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce to support its global fleet of AE defense engines.

Under this agreement, Aviall will become sole sales and distribution provider of engine parts for all global defense variants of the Rolls-Royce AE engine family. The new deal also builds upon Aviall’s current service and support of Rolls-Royce T56, M250 and RR300 engines. 

"We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Rolls-Royce through this exciting, long term strategic agreement,” stated Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel. “We look forward to utilizing our integrated supply-chain network to deliver global parts and distribution solutions that create value and ensure mission readiness for customers operating the AE family of defense engines.”

Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce Director - Defence Services, stated, “As the AE Engine fleet grows and multiple international operators are added, Rolls-Royce continually looks for new ways to serve and provide more value to our customers. This new agreement with Aviall will ensure operators of AE military engines around the world will get the best parts distribution service available.” 

The AE family of engines compromises the AE 2100 turboprop, which powers the C-130J, C-27 J and Shinmaywa US-2 aircraft; the AE 1107C turboshaft, which powers the unique V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft; and the AE 3007 turbofan, which powers the Global Hawk unmanned surveillance platform. According to industry estimates the life cycle of the various platforms, has a potential value of over $10 billion.

Aviall operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, supporting both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.

Headquartered in Dallas, Aviall is the world’s largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. The company markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2 million catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

From July 1, Aviall will be part of Boeing Global Services, a new dedicated services business focused on the needs of global defense, space and commercial customers.

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