Exactly two years ago, the Farnborough International Airshow formed the scenery for the very first meeting about the possibility of appointing Satair as exclusive global distributor for certain engine cable assemblies manufactured by Ducommun. Quite symbolically, the 2014 Farnborough Airshow completes the circle by once again setting the scene for the now inking of a deal that makes Satair the authorised aftermarket provider through an exclusive and global distribution contract for certain Ducommun-built engine cable assemblies on the GE90 engine and cable assemblies on the CFM56 engine.
With the circle closed, Satair, a world leader in sales and distribution of spares for aircraft maintenance, is now the sole authorised distributor for these products. The business partnership with Ducommun, a global provider of innovative manufacturing and engineering solutions for aerospace, defence and other technology driven markets, is the very first of its kind.
Steen Karsbo, Vice President of Business Partner Development and Marketing & Communication at Satair Group comments: "Ducommun´s full-service collaborative approach, broad design and manufacturing capabilities and value-added services like new product introduction deliver great value for customers. We are very proud to now call ourselves exclusive distributor of these product lines and I believe there is much more Satair can do to add value to Ducommun in the commercial aftermarket."
Ducommun´s President and COO, Joel Benkie, continues: "We know Satair as a strong, global customer service organisation with the logistic management skills needed for efficient order handling. We are therefore very pleased to have Satair as our global and exclusive distributor for these engine cable assemblies, covering aftermarket requirements for all end-customers, distributors, brokers and MROs. With Satair as our distributor our customers are ensured product availability and AOG support, physical distribu-tion, warranty and exchange capabilities, and last but not least, reduced transaction and inventory costs."
"The deal is focused on meeting customer needs. With around 3 million part numbers in a typical commercial aircraft - supplied by as much as 1,000 suppliers - it is by all means our customers’ preference to limit the number of suppliers," Karsbo ends.
Airbus Material & Supply Chain Services and Satair are part of Satair Group, a 100% stand-alone company and Airbus subsidiary with $1.3 billion revenue, more than 1,000 employees worldwide and a vision to become the global market leader in the civil aircraft parts management business in 2017.