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Our History

AvAir

Founded initially as a brokerage in 2000 by an aviation aftermarket executive, AvAir has steadily grown into a global market leader. Our proven record of meeting customer demands with uncommonly strategic solutions and a best-price guarantee has earned us the distinction of being a preferred supplier for airlines, OEMs, MROs and stockists.

Based in Chandler, Arizona, within minutes of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, AvAir also has offices in Mexico, Brazil and Russia.

Our new flagship headquarters opened mid-summer 2015, on a six-acre campus in Chandler offers 170,000 square feet of climate-controlled inventory storage.

1600
Customers

60
Countries

Three core values guide everything we do

Build

Build

Integrity Into
Every Engagement
Deliver

Deliver

Customers What
They're Promised
Value

Value

Strong Client
Relationships over Profit

To achieve these results, the company hired a young team and trained each member from the ground up. By creating an environment that is challenging but also fun, fair, and personally rewarding, AvAir has benefitted from a near-zero turnover rate in 15 years of operation. In fact, one of the company’s early recruits, Mike Bianco, is now its president.

A large part of that early training focused on customer relationships. With years of selling experience in the aviation aftermarket, the company’s executive leadership knew the value of earning a customer's trust. This value was instilled into AvAir's team, and they quickly generated new business based on a reputation for delivering a quality product, on time, at a competitive price.

Privately Held for
Greater Autonomy

As a privately held company, AvAir is nimble and can act fast. Our team has vast experience, industry knowledge, and is empowered to make decisions. This difference, along with a well-earned reputation for integrity and fairness, attracts alliances from around the world. As a result, customers enjoy an efficient sales process and outstanding value.

Over the past 15 years, our operations have expanded from buying and selling rotable and consumable components (now exceeding five million in-stock parts) to offering strategic solutions for meeting the inventory needs of our customers and suppliers.

Global Leader with
Small Company Values

A global leader in the aviation aftermarket, we continue to stay true to our core values and the personalized service that earns us the trust and business of our customers.

It's simple. We guarantee our pricing to be the best in the industry, with delivery when and where you need it. But even more importantly, whether you want to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease or consign, AvAir can create a strategic solution that custom-fits your needs.

Joint Venture

AvWings

Delivering Increased Partout Predictability

AvWings is our joint venture with Wings Capital Partners, an aviation investment firm focused on mid-life commercial jet leasing.

The partnership provides extensive institutional capital for the acquisition of assets for partout. This benefits our clients by allowing us to give them highly reliable part availability forecasts.

AvWings acquires mid to end-of-life aircraft, both on-and off-lease.

Executive Team

Robert F. Ellis
CEO
Mike Bianco
President

Sales

Graham Leigh

Vice President

Sales

Kevin Lenz

Vice President

Sales

Brandon Wesson

Vice President

Sales

Nicholas Neidhart

Vice President

Sales

Steven Solomon

Director of Sales

AOG

Tyler Botthof

Director of Sales

Michael McCune

Director of Inventory Sales

Business Development

Younes El-Khatib

Vice President

Business Development

Raul Sanchez

Director of Business Development

Mexico/Central America

Marcelo Magalhaes Dos Santos

Director of Business Development

Latin America

Fjalar Scott

Director of Business Development

Europe

Martynas Macys

Director of Business Development

Russia & CIS

Moe El-Khatib

Director of Business Development

Defense Aerospace

Operations

Jared Knights

Operations Manager

Lisa Cardinali

Quality Assurance Manager

BOB KNOX

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

KELLIE KOHNER

ACCOUNTS MANAGER

AvAir is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. One of the biggest steps we’ve taken is designing our new facility to be powered primarily with clean solar energy. This results in a tremendous reduction in carbon emissions as compared to conventional energy sources.

14,389 tons Eliminated

  • Planting
    335,264
    Trees

  • Driving
    28,778,000
    Fewer Miles

  • Recycling
    45,469
    Tons of Waste

  • Electricity
    1,631
    Homes (Annually)

  • Coal
    14,020,950
    Pounds

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