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Aircraft parts supplier signs deal with airline

December 21, 2018
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AeroVision International in Muskegon works on an ERJ 145 LR jet. Courtesy AeroVision

A West Michigan supplier of aircraft parts has signed a long-term deal with a new foreign client.

Kirmington, England-based Eastern Airways now has access to Norton Shores-based AeroVision International’s inventory of components, which will be used to support its fleet of ERJ aircraft.

Parts will be sent from AeroVision’s main facility and from its distribution center at London Heathrow Airport to Eastern’s maintenance facilities throughout the U.K. and France — and to the Bristow Helicopters maintenance facility in Nigeria.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tony Burgess, managing director of Eastern Airways, said AeroVision’s willingness to tailor services and its nearby facility were key factors in the agreement decision.

“We have a shared commitment to the ERJ platform, and AeroVision is passionate about providing best-in-class parts and customer support catered specifically to Eastern Airways’ unique operational profile,” said Pete Gibson, VP of business development, AeroVision.

AeroVision

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.

Eastern Airways

Established in 1997, Eastern Airways is a regional airline operating within the U.K. and France.

The airline operates scheduled services and a broad mix of contract and ad-hoc charter flights.

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