BAX Global Wins Airbus, Air France Aerospace Accounts; Leads Transportation Industry in Aerospace Freight Logistics

'Carrier to the World's Air Carriers,' BAX Global Wins

Five Major Aerospace Contracts in Last 12 Months



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from BAX Global

    IRVINE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BAX Global, a worldwide
 transportation and supply-chain management company, has won contracts with two
 major aerospace companies, Airbus Industrie and Air France.
     The wins solidify BAX Global's dominance in the $354 billion aerospace
 sector of the transportation industry.  Including the Airbus and Air France
 wins, BAX has added five new aerospace contracts in the last 12 months.  BAX
 aerospace customers include British Airways, GE Engine Services, Air New
 Zealand Engineering Services (ANNZES), US Airways, British Aerospace, Rolls
 Royce and Sikorsky, among others.
     The Airbus contract, which begins June 1, calls for BAX to act as one of
 the company's in-house forwarders at the Airbus Worldwide Material Service
 Center in Hamburg.  BAX will handle management of roughly half of the import
 and export of spare parts, part kits and repair parts for Europe's largest
 aircraft manufacturer.  A custom IT inventory management and online tracking
 and tracing system is being developed between Airbus and BAX to handle the
 expected 2,000 and 3,000 shipments per month.
     Airbus has 2,300 aircraft in service used by 180 airlines with more than
 200 suppliers and repair centers worldwide.  It is estimated Airbus spends
 $60 million a year on logistics.
     The Air France agreement calls for BAX to manage a substantial part of the
 airline's aeronautical materials through its facilities at Orly and Roissy,
 France.  The contract calls for a time definite door-to-door delivery schedule
 for all items imported and exported from parts vendors in Asia, France and the
 United States.
 
     BAX Aerospace Leadership
     "These wins solidify BAX's leadership in aerospace within the
 transportation industry," said Joey L. Carnes, president, BAX Global Inc., in
 announcing the contract wins at the company's headquarters here.  "There is
 not one major airline or OEM we are not working with in some way.  Growth has
 just exploded for us in this category."
     BAX Global's dominance in the aerospace supply chain management and
 logistics business started 26 years ago in Seattle, according to Dawn Boulden,
 Vice President, Global Sales Aerospace for BAX.
     That longevity has paid off.  BAX now dominates the market in Europe with
 such clients as Airbus, British Airways, Air France and Rolls Royce.  In North
 America, BAX's aerospace business is growing rapidly with airlines and OEMs
 including industry leaders like GE Engines and Sikorsky.  The fastest growing
 geographic markets for BAX's Aerospace group are Australia/New Zealand, Asia
 and Latin America.
     "International airlines demand international services, that's why Airbus
 chose BAX," said Boulden.  "Because of our global status and experience in the
 airline and aerospace industry, Airbus has confidence that BAX can become a
 future-oriented service partner, developing and implementing IT solutions to
 enhance Airbus' customer service to help make it the best in the industry,"
 she added.
     Trust, willingness, commitment and team spirit are what won the Air France
 contract, according to Patrick Bellapianta, director, sales and marketing, for
 BAX's France operations.
     BAX was asked to submit a bid for Air France's services as far back as
 1999, but the contract went to a competitor.  In February of last year, that
 winner failed in their attempt to service the account, said Bellapianta.  BAX
 has now been officially chosen to handle the business.
     "This win did not come easy or fast, but our perseverance, performance and
 team spirit are what eventually won it for us," he said.
     One example of BAX's aerospace market leadership is demonstrated with
 Melbourne-based Ansett Airlines.
     Ansett chose BAX late last year to manage the international transport of
 aircraft engine spares to and from their maintenance facilities in Melbourne.
     The contract calls for transport and tracking of spares for GE jet engines
 used on the carrier's Boeing 767, Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft.  Refurbishment
 of GE parts, often sent to GE facilities in Erlanger, Ky., and returned in
 less than ten days to Melbourne, is critical to keeping the carrier on
 schedule.
     BAX's largest aerospace program is with British Airways.  For BA, BAX
 manages two spare parts warehouses at its Heathrow facility.
 
     Dedicated Aerospace Focus
     "We started targeting the aerospace market in a big way in 1999," said
 Boulden of the group's growth.  "Back then it was looked upon as a small space
 to play in, especially when compared to other large markets like technology.
 But now, the surge of aerospace growth makes it one of BAX's most profitable
 businesses," she said.
     The focus of BAX's aerospace business development team, according to
 Boulden, is to design logistics solutions that leverage BAX's global supply
 chain management business expertise, its global infrastructure, multi-modal
 capabilities, world-class information technology and customer service.
     "Frankly, nobody does it better in this business then BAX," Boulden said.
 "We have the strongest team in place around the world, we have dedicated teams
 on each account and we have 24/7 operations.  We see our growth continuing at
 even a faster pace this year."
 
     About BAX Global: BAX Global is a $2.1 billion transportation and supply
 chain management company offering mode neutral logistics management for
 business-to-business shippers through a global network of over 500 offices in
 123 countries.  In North America, BAX Global offers time definite, guaranteed
 and standard delivery to every major North American business community in
 addition to international distribution and customs compliance worldwide.
 
     BAX Global's press releases are available by fax by calling Company News
 On-Call, 800-758-5804, ext. 117050.  For a complete listing of BAX services
 visit the World Wide Web at http://www.baxglobal.com.
 
 

SOURCE BAX Global
    IRVINE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BAX Global, a worldwide
 transportation and supply-chain management company, has won contracts with two
 major aerospace companies, Airbus Industrie and Air France.
     The wins solidify BAX Global's dominance in the $354 billion aerospace
 sector of the transportation industry.  Including the Airbus and Air France
 wins, BAX has added five new aerospace contracts in the last 12 months.  BAX
 aerospace customers include British Airways, GE Engine Services, Air New
 Zealand Engineering Services (ANNZES), US Airways, British Aerospace, Rolls
 Royce and Sikorsky, among others.
     The Airbus contract, which begins June 1, calls for BAX to act as one of
 the company's in-house forwarders at the Airbus Worldwide Material Service
 Center in Hamburg.  BAX will handle management of roughly half of the import
 and export of spare parts, part kits and repair parts for Europe's largest
 aircraft manufacturer.  A custom IT inventory management and online tracking
 and tracing system is being developed between Airbus and BAX to handle the
 expected 2,000 and 3,000 shipments per month.
     Airbus has 2,300 aircraft in service used by 180 airlines with more than
 200 suppliers and repair centers worldwide.  It is estimated Airbus spends
 $60 million a year on logistics.
     The Air France agreement calls for BAX to manage a substantial part of the
 airline's aeronautical materials through its facilities at Orly and Roissy,
 France.  The contract calls for a time definite door-to-door delivery schedule
 for all items imported and exported from parts vendors in Asia, France and the
 United States.
 
     BAX Aerospace Leadership
     "These wins solidify BAX's leadership in aerospace within the
 transportation industry," said Joey L. Carnes, president, BAX Global Inc., in
 announcing the contract wins at the company's headquarters here.  "There is
 not one major airline or OEM we are not working with in some way.  Growth has
 just exploded for us in this category."
     BAX Global's dominance in the aerospace supply chain management and
 logistics business started 26 years ago in Seattle, according to Dawn Boulden,
 Vice President, Global Sales Aerospace for BAX.
     That longevity has paid off.  BAX now dominates the market in Europe with
 such clients as Airbus, British Airways, Air France and Rolls Royce.  In North
 America, BAX's aerospace business is growing rapidly with airlines and OEMs
 including industry leaders like GE Engines and Sikorsky.  The fastest growing
 geographic markets for BAX's Aerospace group are Australia/New Zealand, Asia
 and Latin America.
     "International airlines demand international services, that's why Airbus
 chose BAX," said Boulden.  "Because of our global status and experience in the
 airline and aerospace industry, Airbus has confidence that BAX can become a
 future-oriented service partner, developing and implementing IT solutions to
 enhance Airbus' customer service to help make it the best in the industry,"
 she added.
     Trust, willingness, commitment and team spirit are what won the Air France
 contract, according to Patrick Bellapianta, director, sales and marketing, for
 BAX's France operations.
     BAX was asked to submit a bid for Air France's services as far back as
 1999, but the contract went to a competitor.  In February of last year, that
 winner failed in their attempt to service the account, said Bellapianta.  BAX
 has now been officially chosen to handle the business.
     "This win did not come easy or fast, but our perseverance, performance and
 team spirit are what eventually won it for us," he said.
     One example of BAX's aerospace market leadership is demonstrated with
 Melbourne-based Ansett Airlines.
     Ansett chose BAX late last year to manage the international transport of
 aircraft engine spares to and from their maintenance facilities in Melbourne.
     The contract calls for transport and tracking of spares for GE jet engines
 used on the carrier's Boeing 767, Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft.  Refurbishment
 of GE parts, often sent to GE facilities in Erlanger, Ky., and returned in
 less than ten days to Melbourne, is critical to keeping the carrier on
 schedule.
     BAX's largest aerospace program is with British Airways.  For BA, BAX
 manages two spare parts warehouses at its Heathrow facility.
 
     Dedicated Aerospace Focus
     "We started targeting the aerospace market in a big way in 1999," said
 Boulden of the group's growth.  "Back then it was looked upon as a small space
 to play in, especially when compared to other large markets like technology.
 But now, the surge of aerospace growth makes it one of BAX's most profitable
 businesses," she said.
     The focus of BAX's aerospace business development team, according to
 Boulden, is to design logistics solutions that leverage BAX's global supply
 chain management business expertise, its global infrastructure, multi-modal
 capabilities, world-class information technology and customer service.
     "Frankly, nobody does it better in this business then BAX," Boulden said.
 "We have the strongest team in place around the world, we have dedicated teams
 on each account and we have 24/7 operations.  We see our growth continuing at
 even a faster pace this year."
 
     About BAX Global: BAX Global is a $2.1 billion transportation and supply
 chain management company offering mode neutral logistics management for
 business-to-business shippers through a global network of over 500 offices in
 123 countries.  In North America, BAX Global offers time definite, guaranteed
 and standard delivery to every major North American business community in
 addition to international distribution and customs compliance worldwide.
 
     BAX Global's press releases are available by fax by calling Company News
 On-Call, 800-758-5804, ext. 117050.  For a complete listing of BAX services
 visit the World Wide Web at http://www.baxglobal.com.
 
 SOURCE  BAX Global

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