DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, signed an agreement with GE Aviation to acquire up to 36 CF6-80A engines powering the Boeing 767 and Airbus A310. 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, further expanding Aviall's worldwide part distribution capabilities.
"The addition of used-serviceable materials (USM) support for the GE CF6-80A will greatly benefit the end customer," said Sheena Mitchell, Aviall vice president, Commercial Engine & Rotor-Wing Programs. "This continued expansion of our relationship with GE, in conjunction with the extension of offerings for the CF6-80A program, will help us further extend the depth of service we are able to offer."
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 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.