VERO BEACH, Fla., January 4, 2010 — Piper Aircraft today announced the selection of Aviall Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, to be its global parts distributor, providing supply chain support for the company’s global dealer network and individual customers.
“One of Piper’s primary goals is to enhance every facet of our customer service experience,” said Piper President & CEO Kevin J. Gould. “Aviall’s extensive experience and excellent reputation in parts management and distribution will give our customers world-class service that is fundamental to the total Piper experience.”
Aviall Services -- a unit of Aviall, Inc. – is based in Dallas. The company is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply chain management services for the aerospace, defense and marine industries.
“Piper Aircraft has placed its trust and confidence in Aviall Services to fulfill this important role in its business,” Paul Fulchino, chairman, president and CEO of Aviall Inc., said. “With certainty, we at Aviall can say we will provide to Piper customers, dealers and service centers a level of service that is unmatched in our industry. We look forward to this association with such an exceptional company as Piper Aircraft.”
Derek Zimmerman, Piper’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Aftermarket Development, underscored Aviall’s ability to offer customers more than 2,000,000 catalog items available through 39 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
“Aviall’s strategically placed distribution centers worldwide, coupled with its ability to stock sufficient inventory to meet customer needs in a timely fashion, make it the logical choice for Piper,” said Zimmerman. “We expect our customers to see a quantum leap in their ability to get the parts they need, when they need them and at a price and level of quality that reflects Piper’s standards of excellence.”
About Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. Piper’s rich legacy is born of 72 years of unparalleled history, with almost 150,000 aircraft brought to market and more than 160 models certified. Approximately 90,000 of those aircraft are still flying and being serviced and supported on every continent by Piper’s 65 service centers, 27 dealers and 2,500 field personnel. Piper is the only general aviation manufacturer to build and offer aircraft for every general aviation mission, from trainers and high-performance aircraft for personal and business use to turbine-powered business aircraft and the PiperJet. For more information about Piper Aircraft and to find an authorized service center near you, please visit www.piper.com.
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