AIDC Selects AvAir for Asset Management

Exclusive program covering multiple aircraft components

CHANDLER, Ariz. — AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been selected by Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), for an asset management program initially covering components for a wide array of aircraft.

“Our team prides itself on providing the best customer service and solutions for our clients and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our services to AIDC as an asset manager.” said  Moe El-Khatib, vice president – defense at AvAir. “We’re pleased we could support AIDC’s objective while expanding our global reach to meet our customers’ needs more efficiently and broadly.”

Founded in 1969, AIDC provides a well-balanced diversified mix of both military and commercial products and services. Through a robust alliance of domestic material suppliers, equipment providers, manufacturers, logistic services and more, AIDC provides expertise in aircraft system integration, aircraft development, parts manufacturing, aircraft assembly, testing and verification. 

“As AIDC looks to continue to grow, improve and provide our expertise in the defense industry, commercial aviation and industrial technology it was beneficial for us to partner with AvAir to distribute critical parts to a larger audience,” said Jennifer Chuang, VP Director at AIDC.

AvAir, now in its 23rd year in business, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock components. 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 on AIDC visit www.aidc.com.tw/en

AvAir Director Receives Prestigious Industry Award

Jared Knights Honored with Edward J. Glueckler Award

We are proud to announce that Jared Knights, director of quality assurance at AvAir, has received the prestigious Edward J. Glueckler award from the Aviation Suppliers Association.

Each year, the Edward J. Glueckler Award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication and contribution to the ASA and the aviation industry. Nominees are submitted by their industry peers and the ASA Board of Directors makes the final selection. 

The award is named for Edward J. Glueckler, ASA’s founder and first president. In honor of Glueckler’s outstanding contributions to the industry, the ASA Board of Directors selects a recipient who exemplifies his vision and enthusiasm. 

“Continuing to honor the legacy of Edward Glueckler through this award is something me and my team are very passionate about,” said Michele Dickstein, president from ASA. “Jared is a valued member of ASA’s Quality Committee Leadership board and is an excellent representation of what this award is about.”

“I’m honored to receive this award and recognition – especially coming from the ASA, a group I greatly respect, admire and enjoy working with,” said Knights. “Having worked in this industry for more than a decade, aiming to support AvAir’s growth and success, awards and public recognition aren’t something I seek, so it was a surprise and honor to receive this.”

About Aviation Suppliers Association

With 30 years in the industry, the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit trade association, representing more than 775+ global member companies. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts worldwide. Member companies include distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, airlines, operators, and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry. In addition, over 545 facilities have received accreditation to the ASA-100 Quality System Standard and there are over 800 facilities that comply with FAA Advisory Circular 00-56. The Aviation Suppliers Association Certification Body (ASACB) is an ANAB accredited certification body for ISO 9001:2015, AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 audits.

For more information on the ASA visit.aviationsuppliers.org/

AvAir Receives Airline Economics Sustainability Award

Industry Leader Recognized for Environmental Efforts

 AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been awarded for its sustainability efforts by Airline Economics, the leading industry trade publication, and received this year’s Sustainability Award.

These awards are designed to celebrate industry titans that are taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and to recognize innovation and investment in sustainability. 

AvAir is working with the leading environmental service and solutions provider in North America, WM to invest, improve and build upon its sustainability strategy and endeavor. 

“The aviation industry has a great opportunity to make changes to support green initiatives and expand our sustainable practices,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “My team and I are passionate about assessing how we can do better in this area and are excited to be recognized for our endeavor.”

While working with WM, AvAir’s processes and data have been benchmarked to assess procurement, waste, water, energy, fuel, transportation, and other potential contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Through the detailed evaluation, WM will deliver a summary of AvAir operations, environmental impacts and improvement recommendations. Following that, AvAir will establish goals and initiatives to continue to improve its environmental impact across all channels of the company. 

AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock components. 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 CEO, Mike Bianco, Named to Airline Economics’ “CEO of the Year” List

Industry Recognizes Top Leaders in Commercial Aviation

Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named to Airline Economics’ “CEO of the Year” List. Bianco was ranked five out of the 10 CEOs on the list.

The 2023 list is comprised of the industry’s leading talent. The CEO of the Year is judged on the performance of the company over the past 12 months, personal involvement with deals, expansions, agreements and suppliers. Recipients of the award are nominated via votes cast by clients and colleagues. Bianco has been named to the list two years in a row and was also one of Airline Economics’ ‘40 Under 40 recipients in 2020.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead at AvAir and to work with an incredible team,” said Bianco. “I credit this recognition to them. It’s also humbling to be acknowledged by my peers and join the other esteemed CEOs on this list.”

Bianco has a long and unique history with AvAir. He began in 2020 working in the warehouse shipping and receiving parts. During his time with the company, he has held many positions, including director of sales, vice president and president. Bianco’s changing roles over the last 20 years at AvAir gives him a unique perspective to understand the inner workings of the company and industry. The company has celebrated great growth under his direction and was also awarded the Parts Supplier of the Year for the past three years by Airline Economics. 

AvAir, now in its 22 year in business, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock components. 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.

Read Airline Economics article here: https://www.aviationnews-online.com/airline-economics/