Embraer Signs Aftermarket Spares Inventory Deal
Embraer is seeking to make its aftermarket supply chain operations more efficient through a new surplus spare parts inventory agreement.
The agreement gives AVIAN Inventory Management exclusive purchasing, marketing and distribution rights of its surplus commercial and business jet aircraft parts. According to Embraer, the agreement is aimed at creating a leaner parts strategy.
“With this long-term agreement with AVIAN we will be able to increase our reach and accessibility in parts distribution, at the same time allowing us to increase performance and efficiency with a focus on customer needs,” says Johann Bordais, president and CEO of Embraer Services and Support.
AVIAN Inventory Management is an offshoot of AVIAN Component Solutions, which was established in 2019 in partnership with York Aerospace Solutions to provide structured inventory solutions to aviation industry manufacturers. AVIAN says its inventory management business “was launched as a dedicated entity to meet the specific needs of Embraer’s long-term spare parts strategy and to create a platform that can grow alongside Embraer’s expanding product offerings.”
“AVIAN was able to work together with Embraer to design a solution that meets both their financial and operational goals while creating a platform that keeps Embraer close to and integrated with its customer base,” says Ian Gurekian, CEO of AVIAN Inventory Management. A spokesperson for Embraer says AVIAN Inventory Management is operating as an additional aftermarket sales channel partner rather than as a subsidiary.
According to AVIAN, customers will have access to its inventory through the regular Embraer sales channels, as well as through three selected sales channel partners: DASI, Unical Aviation and Regional Airline Support Group.
AVIAN plans to consolidate all of Embraer’s global surplus spare parts inventory in its new Orlando, Florida facility, which had a grand opening ceremony on Jan. 18. It expects to begin operations and sales in the first quarter of 2022.