MIAMI, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, signed an agreement with GE Aviation to acquire and manage GE Aviation's stock of CF6-80A used serviceable material (USM). The ownership transfer builds on an exclusive distributor agreement launched in 2005, under which Aviall is responsible for forecasting, ordering and delivering all genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts unique to CF6-80A engines.
"We are pleased to add Used-Serviceable Materials (USM) support for the GE CF6-80A to our portfolio," said Aviall President and CEO Ed Dolanski. "This continued expansion of our relationship with GE, in concert with our existing distribution agreement for the CF6-80A program, will help us further extend the depth of service we are able to offer the end customer."
Powering the Boeing 767 and Airbus A310, the CF6-80A has accumulated more than 200 million hours since entering into service in 1982. GE's CF6 engines are among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability for more than 40 years with more than 400 million flight-hours in service with more than 250 operators worldwide.
Aviall is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and is a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 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.