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CHANDLER, Ariz. – AvAir is in the business of keeping planes in the air, and now, the Chandler-based aviation aftermarket parts provider has risen to the top of one of the most exclusive lists in modern business –– for the second time.

According to Inc., tens of thousands of companies have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, but only a small number have landed on the list more than once. In fact, only one in four companies have made the list two or more times.

On average, the companies on the list have grown sixfold since 2015 –– which is impressive given that the overall economy grew 12 percent.

“We’re of the mindset that strong company culture is what ultimately sets successful businesses apart from the rest of the pack, and we believe it’s our amazing workforce, combined with our clear vision for future growth, that’s helped us land this accolade,” said Mike Bianco, AvAir’s chief executive officer. “We’re extremely excited to be included in this prestigious list for the second time alongside so many other businesses we respect and admire.” Bianco, himself, is no stranger to recognition, having earned inclusion on Airline Economics’ recent “40 Under 40” list and a feature in AZBusiness’s “Thirty-Something” issue in 2018.

AvAir’s progressive growth is driven by delivering award-winning service to current and expanding clients while spearheading strategic acquisitions throughout the industry.

“While we’re always focusing on responsible growth, we’re also focused on maintaining a strong and reliable reputation in the aviation industry and seeking out new partnerships, as evidenced by our recent work on the Stratolaunch earlier this spring,” Bianco said, referencing AvAir’s assistance in supplying parts for what has since become the world’s largest aircraft. “It’s a careful balance, but it’s one we’ve managed to achieve, and we’re eager to make continued contributions to the aviation industry.”

To view the full list of this year’s Inc. 5000 businesses, check out https://www.inc.com/inc5000. For more about AvAir, check out AvAir.aero.com.

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About AvAir

Launched in Chandler, Arizona, in 2000, AvAir is a leading aftermarket aviation parts supplier. With more than 170,000 square feet of space holding more than 26 million parts and a growing presence in major cities worldwide, AvAir continues to soar within the aftermarket aviation industry, consistently earning awards and accolades from the industry’s most trusted authorities. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

Media Contact:

Ty Largo, ty@awecollective.com, 480-275-8888

Justin

AvAir is pleased to announce our newest hire, Justin Mizel, who joins our team as an Account Executive. Justin grew up locally in Arizona and studied Economics at Arizona State University. After graduating he spent three years traveling all over the globe overseeing events for Fortune 100 companies, associations, and conventions. After overseeing a few hundred events and thousands of guests later he went on to join the companies start up team where he spearheaded strategy, business development, and account management for one of the hottest emerging markets in live events called esports.

  • – Managing accounts and maintaining consistent communications with clients
  • – Catering to client needs and developing effective solutions
  • – Assisting with business development and the implementation of new marketing strategies

Want to connect with Justin and the rest of our team? Shoot Justin a note at Justin.Mizel@avair.aero.

alexis

AvAir is pleased to announce our newest hire, Alexis Groessl, who joins our team as an Account Executive. Alexis hails from New York City and grew up in southern Germany. With a background in sales management, the native German speaker brings 16 years of customer service and sales experience to our team. Alexis enjoys working closely with clients around the globe and strives to find creative solutions for any situation. Alexis will take on a broad range of tasks on behalf o f AvAir, including , but not limited to:

  • – Managing accounts and maintaining consistent communications with clients
  • – Catering to client needs and developing effective solutions
  • – Assisting with business development and the implementation of new marketing strategies

Want to connect with Alexis and the rest of our team? Shoot Alexis a note at Alexis.Groessl@avair.aero.

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AvAir is pleased to announce our newest hire, Tyler Gilman, who joins our team as an Account Executive. Tyler’s career in the aviation field started as a UH-60 Blackhawk mechanic and Crew Chief in the U.S. Army. After 8 years of honorable service, he continued his education at Western Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, Tyler earned a position as a Sales Account Executive for a tier 1 parts supplier, where he then expanded his experience within the industry by taking on a role with a large aerospace OEM. Tyler will now take on a broad range of tasks on behalf of AvAir, including, but not limited to:

  • – Managing accounts and maintaining consistent communications with clients
  • – Catering to client needs and developing effective solutions
  • – Assisting with business development and the implementation of new marketing strategies

Want to connect with Tyler and the rest of our team? Shoot Tyler a note at Tyler.Gilman@avair.aero.

MRO

We would welcome the opportunity to connect with you in person at MRO Global 2019 set for May 28 – 30 in London. We’re happy to schedule appointments ahead of time for your convenience.

AvAir team members who will be in attendance include:

Want to link up? Shoot any of our team members an email ahead of the conference to secure an appointment or visit us at booth D116. See you there!

CCMA

We would welcome the opportunity to connect with you in person at the CCMA & MRO Conference set for May 26 – 28 in Cancun. We’re happy to schedule appointments ahead of time for your convenience.

AvAir team members who will be in attendance include:

Want to link up? Shoot any of our team members an email ahead of the conference to secure an appointment or visit us at booth A05. See you there!

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CHANDLER, Ariz. – With its football field-length wingspan and twin fuselages, it’s an undeniable feat of engineering, and AvAir is honored to have played a role in its production.

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest aircraft, weighing in at 500,000 pounds, took to the skies over California’s Mojave Desert on April 13, 2019, in its first-ever flight, and AvAir supplied key components used in its creation. Designed and intended to transport rockets that can blast satellites into space, the Stratolaunch came to be after Microsoft Co-Founder Paul G. Allen provided the funding for it, and the project continued to move forward despite Allen’s death late last year.

Among several parts supplied by AvAir for use in the aircraft were two legs of landing gear and two engine pylons, plus other smaller components. AvAir is a leading global supplier of aftermarket aircraft components for airlines, OEMs and MROs, maintaining a stock of more than 26 million parts at any given time.

“The Stratolaunch is one of the most innovative, state-of-the-art aircraft the aviation industry has ever seen,” said AvAir CEO Mike Bianco, “and we are honored to have this connection to it. Anyone who has seen it can attest that it really is an engineering masterpiece.”

While the Stratolaunch will reduce costs associated with sending satellites into space by eliminating the need for standard rocket launches, it can also easily avoid bad weather and uses less fuel than a traditional rocket.

The Stratolaunch had a largely successful launch, and the company behind it expects that it will begin hurling satellites into space sometime next year. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

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We would welcome the opportunity to connect with you in person at MRO Americas 2019 set for April 9 – 11 in Atlanta. We’re happy to schedule appointments ahead of time for your convenience.

AvAir team members who will be in attendance include:

✈️ Mike Bianco, CEO – Mike.Bianco@avair.aero

✈️ Younes El-Khatib, Vice President – Business Development – Younes.EK@avair.aero

✈️ Kevin Lenz, Vice President – Sales – Kevin.Lenz@avair.aero

✈️ Steven Solomon, AOG Manager – Steven.Solly@avair.aero

✈️ Zachary Hall, Account Executive – Zach.Hall@avair.aero

✈️ Max Masterson, Account Executive – Max.Masterson@avair.aero

✈️ Atheer Mustafa, Account Executive – Atheer.Mustafa@avair.aero

✈️ Nina Boyd, Executive Assistant – Nina.Boyd@avair.aero

Want to link up? Shoot any of our team members an email ahead of the conference to secure an appointment. See you there!

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We would welcome the opportunity to connect with you in person at ISTAT Americas 2019 set for March 10 – 12 in Orlando. We’re happy to schedule appointments ahead of time for your convenience.

AvAir team members who will be in attendance include:

✈️ Mike Bianco, CEO – Mike.Bianco@avair.aero

✈️ Younes El-Khatib, Vice President – Business Development – Younes.EK@avair.aero

✈️ ️Brad Speranzo, VP Sales – Sales – Brad.Speranzo@avair.aero

Want to link up? Shoot any of our team members an email ahead of the conference to secure an appointment. See you there!

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Renewed Strategic Vision and Available Capital Will Take U.S.-Based Company with International Presence to New Heights

CHANDLER, Ariz. –– AvAir, one of the world’s top aviation aftermarket parts suppliers, is under new ownership, backed by a globally recognized investment group. AvAir President Mike Bianco is now CEO via a management-led buyout with a new equity partner, Corrum Capital.

Bianco’s bold leadership paired with Corrum Capital’s institutional expertise in the transportation and aviation industries will forge an aggressive, yet strategic path forward intended to fuel growth and expand AvAir’s global reach.

Bianco, recently honored and named to Airline Economics’ “40 Under 40” list, has been on the AvAir team for 18 years and has served as president for the past 5 years.

“I’m proud to have been part of AvAir’s evolution for 18 years,” said Bianco. “We have built an amazing culture, with a talented team and continue to grow by putting our customers first. I’m looking forward to working closely with Corrum Capital given their unique blend of financial expertise, market access, and management insight, further leading our growth in my new role.”

As part of the buyout, Jason Cipriani, co-managing partner of Corrum Capital Management and Michael Robinson, senior advisor to Corrum Capital Management, will join AvAir’s board of directors, working closely alongside Bianco and his team.

“AvAir has developed a leading brand as an aftermarkets solutions provider and continues to prove itself as a top leader in the aviation industry,” said Cipriani. “We look forward to working with Mike and the AvAir team to execute on a long-term, global growth strategy.”

AvAir founder Robert Ellis will remain with the company in an advisory capacity and serve as a member of the company’s board of directors, to support a successful rollout of the renewed strategic vision for the expanding enterprise.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Snell and Wilmer, The Cavanagh Law Firm, and Weiss Brown served as transaction counsel to AvAir, Bianco and Ellis, respectively. Moore & Van Allen PLLC acted as transaction counsel to Corrum Capital.

AvAir’s Growth & Vision for Future

AvAir plans to continue its organic growth by delivering award-winning service to current and expanding clients, but also grow through strategic acquisitions throughout the industry. As business expands, AvAir plans to add new jobs worldwide.