Aircraft parts supplier signs deal with airline
A supplier of aircraft parts in the region has signed a long-term deal with a new client.
Tennessee-based Contour Airlines now has access to Norton Shores-based AeroVision International’s inventory of components, which will be used to support Contour’s growing fleet of ERJ 135 and 145 aircraft.
Parts will be sent from AeroVision's main facility to Contour’s maintenance facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Arizona, California and West Virginia.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“AeroVision is customizing service solutions for Contour Airlines to meet their specific operational, financial and maintenance requirements,” said Pete Gibson, VP of sales and marketing, AeroVision International.
Matthew Chaifetz, CEO of Contour Airlines, added: “As we evaluated options to support our rapid growth, it became clear that AeroVision was the ideal business partner, willing to adapt to a model that best fits our business, rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all approach.”
Founded in 2003, AeroVision International supplies business and regional commuter jet engines and engine parts to operators and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities around the world.
AeroVision also offers sales and leasing of aircraft, engines, auxiliary power units, avionics and landing gear, as well as the outright or exchange sales of major internal and external spare parts.
Contour Airlines is the scheduled service brand of Contour Aviation, formed in 1982.
The company is a diverse aviation services provider that offers aircraft management and charter, scheduled airline service, a repair facility, aircraft sales and pilot and maintenance training.