DALLAS, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company was recently awarded an indefinite-quantity contract modification from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply additional spare parts for the GE Aviation J85 engine. With the addition of this modification, Aviall now provides more than 200 spare parts for GE's J85 engine in support of its long-term contract with DLA Aviation. The agreement extends for the life of the engine.
"We are pleased to extend our relationship with the DLA as an industry-leading provider of genuine parts for the GE J85 engine," stated Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel. "Aviall appreciates the continued confidence the DLA has demonstrated by expanding our agreement to provide world-class parts support to our defense customers."
Aviall began its spare parts distribution for the GE J85 engine in 2012. The engine is currently being utilized on the T38 and F5 aircraft by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and various foreign militaries around the world.
The DLA is the Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.
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.
Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, 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.
Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply-chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and customers.