AvAir Named to Inc.’s 2021 Best in Business List

Inventory Solutions Provider Recognized in the Logistics and Transportation Category

CHANDLER, Ariz. – AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the Logistics and Transportation category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honors companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in their respective field and on our society.

“We are thrilled to be recognized and included on this highly respected list alongside some of America’s top companies,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “Executing our strategic plan and partnering with other companies in the industry to ensure we met and exceeded our clients’ needs was a team effort and a rewarding experience during a year made more challenging by the pandemic.” 

The prestigious list recognizes small and medium size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole. Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for the companies honored in the list’s second year.

AvAir offers solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock 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 Named on Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards “Top 50 Private Companies” List

Phoenix Business Journal ACE Awards Recognize Top Businesses and More

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 50 Private Companies” List. AvAir’s two-year revenue growth earned the company a ranking of 37 out of the top 50 companies in the state.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our hard work and growth, especially during such an unprecedented time in commercial aviation,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “We have an amazing team, who understands the importance of executing our strategy to continue to be a global leader, providing solutions and excellent customer 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 Donates to Turkey Tuesday

Supporting Fundraising Campaign during the Thanksgiving Season

CHANDLER, Ariz. – For 29 years Bashas’ Family of Stores has hosted the annual fundraising campaign, Turkey Tuesday to help feed hungry families in Arizona during the Thanksgiving season. In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, the goal is to collect monetary donations to support Arizona families in need. 

AvAir is proud to support this worthy cause and will be donating 100 turkeys. Team members from AvAir will be attending the Turkey Tuesday event to support the collection and community.

“Giving back and supporting the community is extremely important to the AvAir team,” said Zach Hall, Director of Business Development “Because of the pandemic more families need support and it is organizations like St. Vincent de Paul that play a critical role in fulfilling those needs. We are happy to play a small part in this fundraising campaign.”

Turkey Tuesday will take place on November 23, which is the single largest turkey drive in the country, when the Bashas’ Family of Stores will collect frozen turkeys that will be donated and distributed by St. Vincent de Paul.

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 solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock parts. Recognized as a global leader, AvAir has been named “No. 1 Parts Supplier of the Year” by Airline Economics, and “Fastest Growing Companies in America.” by Inc. 5000. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

GE Aviation Materials Selects AvAir for Asset Management

CHANDLER, Ariz. AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been selected by GE Aviation Materials (GEAM) for an asset management program initially covering more than 50,000 line items totaling nearly 70,000 components.

GE Aviation Materials, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, is a world-leading provider of used serviceable material and TrueChoice TransitionsTM solutions: Green time Lease, custom work scopes, Engine/Module exchanges, consignment, lessor integration and portability products for GE Aviation’s commercial engine programs. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.

AvAir’s Chandler, Arizona based facility will manage the inventory consisting of external commercial engine components such as Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Quick Engine Change (QEC) material, and accessories. Applications for the material covered under the agreement include GE widebody platforms such as CF6-80, GE90, and GEnx engines. Through this multi-year agreement, AvAir also becomes a  preferred supplier to the GE network of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facilities, including each of its engine overhaul and component repair locations.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide GEAM with a program that meets their objectives,” said Kevin Lenz, SVP of Powerplants for AvAir. “This agreement links AvAir’s global market reach with GE Aviation Materials, increasing support to our global customer base as well as to the GE MRO network.”

“For this key asset management agreement, we wanted to establish a relationship with a company that we could trust to both market our products globally and maximize the value that customers can realize from utilizing used serviceable inventory in their operations; AvAir can do just that,” said Horacio Repetto, General Manager of GE Aviation Materials. “We look forward to a successful relationship that supports our global customers.”

This agreement and other recent asset management contracts support AvAir’s growth plan which includes evaluating additional strategic affiliations throughout the industry to continue to expand the company’s global offerings. 

With more than 26 million in-stock components, AvAir offers solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or manage assets and inventories. 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 solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or manage assets and inventories with more than 26 million in-stock parts. Recognized as a global leader, AvAir has been named “No. 1 Parts Supplier of the Year” by Airline Economics, and “Fastest Growing Companies in America” by Inc. 5000. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.

About GE Aviation Materials

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.GEAviation.com. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.