Welcome to the Team: Rosette Abud

Rosette Abud is a Southern Arizona native and graduate of the University of Arizona where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with Minors in Criminal Justice and Spanish. Abud possesses more than a decade of experience in sales and business development in the SaaS, payroll, insurance, and event production industries. Her self-motivation, teamwork and diligent work ethic can be seen in her ability to build long-term relationships and strong rapport with clients.

While building her professional career, Rosette has always maintained a strong sense of philanthropic service focusing on underserved children. She serves as the VP of Fundraising for the Valley Of The Sun Active 20-30 Club and dedicates her time to granting wishes for children benefitting from Make-A-Wish Arizona. During her free time, Rosette enjoys athletic activities and inspiring others in their health and wellness journeys.

Rosette will be a valuable addition in the continued growth of AvAir. Connect with her at Rosette.Abud@AvAir.aero.

Welcome to the Team: Emily Zupan

Emily Zupan was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles, California, at 19 years old to attend The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Upon graduation, she began her career as a personal stylist. It was through that industry she found her true passion for sales and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2014 where she soon became a leader and top seller in the hospitality industry with the Hakkasan group. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic encouraged Emily to look at other industries outside of hospitality and she accepted an executive account manager position with Global Cannabinoids selling CBD and sanitizer products. Hungry for more, Emily is excited to join the Business Development team at AvAir, where she will bring her high-end sales experience and enthusiasm to work with an already very successful team.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys a very dedicated health and wellness routine that involves personal training, running, and meditation and spending free time with her friends and family.

Emily will be a valuable addition in the continued growth of AvAir. Connect with her at Emily.Zupan@AvAir.aero.

AvAir Acquires Sabena technics Surplus Inventory

CHANDLER, Ariz. —  AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has entered an agreement with Sabena technics to acquire the MRO’s surplus inventory, including both consumables and expendables in new condition.

This agreement covers both airframe & component surplus materials used for heavy maintenance on various AIRBUS family, ATR and C130 aircrafts. They will be made available to AvAir customers globally, as many aircraft are requiring maintenance checks to go back into service after being parked due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a leading independent provider of MRO solutions, Sabena technics provides high-quality component testing, maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as pool access, consignment stock and trading solutions to its customers worldwide. Thanks to its own in-house component shops in Europe and Asia, Sabena technics can deliver flexible and efficient services guaranteeing high availability and reduced TATs.

“By selling our surplus, we mainly aim to optimize our inventory. It allows us to invest and further expand our stocks so we can better serve our customers,” said Ludovyc Lecherbonnier, vice president of component solutions for Sabena technics. “We are very pleased with the solution AvAir has provided us and are delighted to keep strengthening our partnership of many years.”

“We’re happy to continue to meet Sabena technic’s needs through our custom-fit solutions,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “Our strategic partnership is a win-win for our customers who will continue to receive top quality parts and service.”

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120 and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales and shipping.

For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About AvAir

Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs.  AvAir, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts.  For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About Sabena Technics

Sabena Technics is a French leading independent provider of maintenance and modification services (MRO) to civil and military aircraft operators.

AvAir Acquires HAECO A320 Rotable Pool

CHANDLER, Ariz. —  AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has acquired Airbus A320 rotable pool from HAECO ITM Limited (“HAECO ITM”), a member of the HAECO Group.

The HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. HAECO ITM provides services ranging from flexible inventory pooling options, Power-By-The-Hour support services and repair management to ad-hoc loans, exchanges and worldwide AOG support. With extensive component engineering and airline operating experience and strong in-house repair capabilities, HAECO ITM offers customised, innovative and cost-effective component management solutions with guaranteed service level and high-quality component maintenance at competitive cost, ensuring customer fleet performance and technical dispatch reliability whilst providing cost visibility.

“Last year was difficult for the industry and we were able to work closely with our clients to create solutions for them through multiple large acquisitions,” said Brandon Wesson, executive Vice President of Sales for AvAir. “We’re pleased to continue our momentum into the new year with this partnership and expand our offering for customers.”

With this transaction, AvAir will add over 2,000 rotable components including IDG’s, Starters and Avionics for Airbus A320. The entire stock will be added to AvAir’s growing Dublin facility to support their A320 customers in the region.

“HAECO ITM has been able to optimise and right size its rotable holding over the last few months with consolidation and improvements in our analytics and supply chain. We are happy to have found a partner in AvAir that is known for strategic solutions; and they delivered just that with our agreement,” said Graham Air, Head of Asset Management and Trading for HAECO ITM. “It was great to work with a team who focused on our needs and how to meet them.”  

 “Our facility in Dublin has been key to providing timely service to our clients in the Eastern hemisphere,” said Fjalar Scott, AvAir’s vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “This acquisition adds more in-stock inventory to our growing list of components to ensure immediate deliverability.”

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120 and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales and shipping.

For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About AvAir

Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs.  AvAir, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts.  For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Group”)

The HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services encompassing Airframe Services, Line Services, Cabin Solutions, Private Jet Solutions, Fleet Technical Management, Inventory Technical Management, Component Overhaul, Aerostructure Repairs, Landing Gear Services, Engine Services, Global Engine Support, Parts Manufacturing and Technical Training. The HAECO Group consists of 16 operating companies, employing around 17,000 staff in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the United States. HAECO Group’s website: www.haeco.com

AvAir Named on Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards “Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies” List

CHANDLER, Ariz. — AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named on Phoenix Business Journal’s Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards “Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies” List. AvAir’s two-year revenue growth earned the company a ranking of 14 of the fastest growing companies in the state.

“We’re thrilled to be named on this highly respected list,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “AvAir has made huge strides in growth over the last two years and we’re excited to continue to make acquisitions around the world that allow us to provide top notch service to our clients.”

Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards is the only program highlighting the market’s biggest privately held companies. To qualify, companies must be independently owned, privately held and based in Arizona. It also needs to have met minimum revenue of at least $7 million in each of the two most recent fiscal years.

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120 and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales and shipping. AvAir recently expanded operations to Dublin, offering better service to customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About AvAir

Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs.  AvAir, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts.  For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

AvAir Completes Asset Management Contract with Icelandair

CHANDLER, Ariz. AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has partnered with Icelandair on an asset management contract for all surplus materials including a variety of Boeing parts.

Icelandair has been in operation for 83 years and has more than 44 destinations, 524 connections and 4.4 million passengers traveling internationally. Icelandair Group’s fleet comprises 51 aircrafts with 34 attributed to Icelandair.

“Creating new relationships has always been critical to AvAir, but the pandemic has made them more important than ever,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “Many airlines are looking for creative inventory solutions during this time of uncertainty and it is an honor to work together and custom-fit solutions to meet these challenges.”

With this transaction, AvAir has added a wide range of Boeing aircraft material to its inventory including 757, 767, 737NG and 737MAX. The parts will be stored in AvAir’s Dublin facility with many parts already in stock and more to arrive soon.

“AvAir took the time to understand our company and develop an agreement that meets our needs,” said Eiríkur Smári Vilhjálmsson, Icelandair’s Manager of Materials and Logistics. “Their transparency and customer service confirmed that we selected a great partner for this endeavor.”

“We’re thrilled to begin this partnership with Icelandair,” said Fjalar Scott, AvAir’s Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Adding these parts to our inventory in Dublin allows us to quickly provide the best materials for our clients on this side of the world and in turn helps boost the local economy.”

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120 and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales and shipping. AvAir recently expanded operations to Dublin, offering better service to customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About AvAir

Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs.  AvAir, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts.  For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About Icelandair 

Icelandair is a leading airline offering flights to and from Iceland, and an attractive option for cross-Atlantic flights. Icelandair provides safe, reliable flights and exceptional service on flights to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic. The airline operates out of Iceland and uses the country’s geographical location midway between North America and Europe as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of international routes with Iceland as a hub. Icelandair is a part of Icelandair Group.

AvAir Acquires Aerolíneas Argentinas Complete Surplus Inventory

CHANDLER, Ariz. — AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has purchased the complete surplus inventory of Aerolíneas Argentinas, Argentina’s largest airline and the country’s flag carrier. The inventory consists of 45,000 line items of rotable and consumable material from Aerolíneas Argentinas retired fleets.

“The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the airline industry and has given us an opportunity to provide companies liquidity when they need it most,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “This acquisition is our largest yet and will allow us to continue to deliver excellent service to our more than 2,700 customers around the world.”

With this transaction, AvAir has added a wide range of Boeing and Airbus aircraft material to its inventory.

“We are very pleased with this arrangement with AvAir, which allowed us to monetize our unused assets, providing additional liquidity for our operation,” says Pablo Cichinelli, Supply Chain Manager of Aerolíneas Argentinas.

“We’re known for creating customized inventory solutions that meet our client’s specific needs and acquiring new parts is vital to our business,” said Marcelo Magalhaes Dos Santos, AvAir’s Director of Business Development for Latin America. “With a growing inventory of more than 26 million rotable and consumable components, we can consistently offer best-in-industry pricing.”

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120 and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales and shipping. AvAir recently expanded operations to Dublin, offering better service to customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About AvAir

Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs. AvAir, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About Aerolíneas Argentinas

Aerolineas Argentinas is the leading company in the Argentine air market since 1950. It flies to 37 destinations within the country and has a wide network of federal inter-freight and corridors. It also operates 18 destinations within America and Europe. It is part of SkyTeam along with 19 airlines in the world, being the only member company in the region. Through this, this alliance offers its passengers connectivity to 1,062 destinations in 117 countries, among other benefits.

AvAir Named on Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America” List

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CHANDLER, Ariz. – AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named on Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America” list for a third year. AvAir’s three-year revenue growth of 106.36% earned the company a ranking of 3501 out of 5000 of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

The list, which ranks 5,000 companies by their three-year revenue growth rates, is comprised of businesses of all sizes and functions. To qualify, companies must be independently owned, privately held and based in the U.S. It also needs to have met minimum revenue thresholds of $100,000 in 2016 and $2 million in 2019. Many household names like Microsoft, Under Armour and Zillow gained their first national exposure on the Inc. 5000 list.

“This is a very respected list and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be included once again,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “We currently service 2,700 customers in 181 countries and are consistently working to continue that growth with strategic acquisitions and the top-notch service we’re known for in the aviation industry.”

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120 and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales and shipping. AvAir recently expanded operations to Dublin, offering better service to customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About AvAir
Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs. AvAir, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

Airline Economics 40 under 40 2020 & Mentors announced

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A group of 40 talented individuals shine a light on the future for the aviation finance and leasing industry during a period of unprecedent stress.

Airline Economics, the flagship publication dedicated to the commercial aviation finance and leasing industry owned by Aviation News Ltd, has announced the 2020 40 under 40 group.

“This has been period of unprecedented challenges for the aviation finance and leasing community but considering the wealth of young talent demonstrated by the record number of nominees to the Airline Economics 40 under 40 group, this industry – famed for its innovation and triumph under stress – is in safe hands,” says Victoria Tozer-Pennington, editor and co-founder of Airline Economics.

All of the individuals named to the top 40 under 40 group for 2020 have been nominated by their peers, colleagues and clients in recognition of their skills, achievements and dedication to the industry.

Although the 40 under 40 group is not ranked, Airline Economics does present its Future Leader award to the individual with the most and most impressive nominations from clients. This year’s recipient is John McInerney, the managing director of Phoenix American Financial Services’ aviation ABS managing agent operations based in Shannon, Ireland. John has been singled out for recognition with a record number nominations from peers, clients and industry grandees, who all highlighted his professionalism, remarkable leadership qualities and “can do” attitude. John has been applauded by clients and colleagues even more recently during the pandemic crisis for remaining calm under pressure and showing even greater leadership abilities.

In 2020, the Highly Commended designation was also awarded to three individuals to recognise the calibre of their supporting nominations. These are: Kevin VanDenBerg, Vice President – Asset Management at Aero Capital Solutions; Mike Bianco, Chief Executive Officer of AvAir; and Mike Draz, Shareholder, Global Transportation Finance, Vedder Price.

Given the extraordinary circumstances, this year we asked all the successful individuals to comment on the current crisis and their hopes for the future. All were confident in the ingenuity of the people working in the industry and that travel would resume. And almost all expressed their hopes that the industry would continue on its drive to become more sustainable.

“The comments from this year’s group were extremely heartening during a bleak time for the industry, with many expressing their complete confidence that the industry will rebound and come back stronger than ever, albeit with the desire that lessons should be learned from this crisis to rebuild a more sustainable and resilient industry that looks to the longer-term future,” says Victoria.

For the first time this year, all 40 under 40 members were given the opportunity to nominate an individual or individuals that have acted as a mentor or inspiration during their career in the aviation industry. The response was overwhelming, allowing us to compile the first Airline Economics Mentors group for 2020. “We have often been requested light-heartedly to compile and 60 over 60 list,” adds Victoria. “Tthis year, our list of mentors does recognise those veterans of the industry who have given back by promoting and assisting the next generation of executives to take aviation into the next decade and beyond.”

Congratulations to all members of the Airline Economics 40 under 40 group for 2020. The Airline Economics team looks forward to celebrating with them all when the recovery is well under way.

Full Airline Economics article link: https://www.aviationnews-online.com/airline-economics-40-under-40/