DALLAS, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, extended its relationship with UTC Aerospace Systems by entering an agreement to act as exclusive stocking distributor of airframe pneumatic de-icer, de-ice system hardware and propeller de-ice product lines, including Goodrich FASTboot® and SILVERboot™ pneumatic de-icers.
Goodrich pneumatic de-icing systems satisfy a variety of performance and aesthetic criteria for the aviation community. They offer superior performance and reliability features such as fluid resistance, lightweight construction, surface or recessed mounting options, a smooth surface and tapered edges, and built-in protection against ozone, weathering, oxidation and erosion. Goodrich brand de-icers improve environmental impact by reducing chemical usage through a pre-applied pressure sensitive adhesive on their FASTboot® pneumatic de-icers.
"The industry thrives as a result of the extension of our relationship with UTC Aerospace Systems," stated Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel. "This agreement will reinforce our commitment and ability to serve general aviation, business aviation and commercial customers with extended availability of a high-quality, environmentally progressive product line."
Mark Skarohlid, vice president of business development, Sensors & Integrated Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems, said, "By entering this agreement with Aviall, we are solidifying the ease of doing business with UTC Aerospace Systems. Our customers will continue to benefit from increased parts availability, improved delivery times and a simplified customer experience."
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.
ABOUT UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
Goodrich brand de-icers are manufactured by UTC Aerospace Systems, which designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. Follow the company on Twitter: @utcaerosystems.