Boeing's Aviall Announces Agreements with Major International Suppliers
New supply chain management capability supports ANTONOV aircraft production
Exclusive distribution agreement with International WaterGuard and a parts support agreement with Cargolux provide customers with access to products that provide more value throughout the lifecycle of their investment

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Aviall, today announced it has signed agreements with Ukraine's ANTONOV, Canada's International WaterGuard, and Luxembourg's Cargolux.

"Boeing's worldwide services distribution network will provide localized support through Aviall, helping to fulfill aircraft orders and providing cost benefits to our industry partners and customers," said Eric Strafel, Aviall president and CEO. "We appreciate the confidence of our partners to help customers across the aerospace industry deliver on their promises."

Today's agreements serve both commercial and international government customers.

  • Ukraine's ANTONOV signed an agreement with Aviall, including an intent to support the production of their newest aircraft program, the AN-1X8. Aviall will manage supply chain procurement for ANTONOV production, including logistics and forward stocking concepts, helping to fulfill orders of this aircraft program and further aftermarket support.
  • International WaterGuard (IWG) signed a ten-year exclusive distribution agreement with Aviall for lavatory water heaters which fit Boeing 737, 747, 767 and 777 fleets. Canada-based IWG has been supplying potable water system components to the aircraft industry for over 30 years. 
  • Cargolux has signed an agreement for Aviall parts support. The arrangement allows Cargolux to continue operating its 747-400F fleet by meeting engine induction needs for up to 33 engine refurbishment shop visits through cost effective operations.

About Aviall

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. For more information, visit

About Boeing Global Services

Operating as one of Boeing's three business units, Global Services is headquartered in the Dallas area. For more information, visit


ANTONOV Company, being in business for over 72 years, has multiple enterprises that span the whole cycle of modern aircraft creation – from pre-project scientific researches to construction, tests, certification, serial production and after-sale maintenance. The state-owned enterprise is headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine and has developed more than one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport and special-purpose aircraft. More than 22,000 units of ANTONOV-designed airplanes were built to date. The company has representatives in more than 200 professions and specialties, ranging from a full staff of designers and scientists working in 35 scientific directions including aerodynamics, strengthening of aircraft, mechanics, hydraulics, heat engineering, avionics, and material science. ANTONOV Company also owns an aviation transport subdivision – ANTONOV AIRLINES, which is the national aviation carrier, delivering cargo worldwide.  

About IWG

For over 30 years, International WaterGuard (IWG) has been helping business and commercial aircraft manufacturers improve the quality of on-board water systems, protecting both passengers and crew from the risk of waterborne illnesses. Operating from our headquarters near Vancouver, British Columbia, our team of aviation water professionals develops innovative solutions to the issues surrounding on-board water supply. We are the world's leading provider of flight-certified potable water treatment units, on-demand water heaters, aircraft water pumps, a compact water module, and innovative potable water components.

About Cargolux Airlines

International Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe's leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 14 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux also offers third-party maintenance at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds line maintenance approval for 777 aircraft. The Cargolux Group employs close to 2,000 staff worldwide.


Melissa O'Reilly
Boeing Communications
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