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Conceived to support the commercial air transport industry with highest quality, fully traceable replacement parts, AirLiance Materials is an acknowledged leading distributor and respected supply chain partner to the world's airlines, operators, and MROs.
Unique in its operational heritage and parts management focus, AirLiance Materials provides airlines and MRO facilities with instant access to one of the world's largest inventories of pedigreed aircraft parts for engine and airframe heavy maintenance, phase checks and line maintenance. The company currently has over 100,000 line items warehoused including a wide range of engine and airframe components, sub-assemblies, avionics, modules, and rotables.
The company is headquartered in state-of-the-art facilities designed especially for the efficient warehousing and distribution of aircraft related parts. Near O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, the headquarters facility is supported by service and stocking facilities throughout the world.
In addition to providing off-the-shelf delivery from this comprehensive inventory of over 100,000 line items documented and ready for shipment, this ISO compliant company supports operators and MROs with a number of value added services.
With the company's state-of-the-art, integrated information system, customers have instant access to one of the world's largest inventories of airframe and engine components, sub-assemblies, assemblies and materials. In addition to saving 30% or more for replacement parts, AirLiance supports its customers with inventory stocking programs, kitting for airframe and engine maintenance, trending, automatic documentation storage and retrieval, automatic online notification of transactions, and customer-specified usage reports. Additionally, the company accepts consignments of high-quality, traceable surplus inventory from airlines throughout the world.
If a customer requests a part that is not in stock, AirLiance Materials has the infrastructure and expertise to locate and procure the component quickly. The company's ability to find the exact part its customers need makes AirLiance Materials the ideal single source for all parts procurement needs.
The company offers exchange programs custom-tailored to the needs of individual air transport operators and MROs. Through these programs, airlines and air transport operators can ensure that critical components and modules are always on-hand without having to commit to stocking multiple units globally.
AirLiance has the ability and flexibility to design, procure and administer kit programs to meet specific customer requirements. Examples include complete aircraft phase checks, engine kits by module and component level kits including LRU replacement.
Repair management services
AirLiance Materials has developed an extensive network of high-quality overhaul and repair sources, which meet the exacting quality standards of its partner airlines. Services to oversee and manage the repair processes of customer inventories are also available.
AirLiance Materials supports virtually every modern aircraft passenger type in use today. Specifically, customers have immediate access to parts and services for the following aircraft types.
- Airbus A300, A310, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340
- Boeing B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777
- Canadair CRJ
- McDonnell-Douglas DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, MD-80
In addition, the company has now announced that it will be supporting regional jet operators and MROs with the same level of service enjoyed by operators of aircraft over 100 seats.
- General Electric CF6, CF34, CFM-56
- Pratt & Whitney JT3D, JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000
- International Aero Engines V2500
Because the company began operations in the post dot.com era of the late 1990s, AirLiance Materials was able to tie its entire acquired inventory into an electronic commerce system designed to speed and simplify the acquisition and delivery of aircraft parts. The first phase of the system was received enthusiastically by airline and MRO customers around the globe, evidenced by the fact that a significant and growing percent of the company's business is progressively being conducted electronically. In 2001, AirLiance Materials launched the second phase of the website, developed based on feedback from a global contingent of customers. Second-stage e-commerce system now offers a number of enhancements that further simplified the acquisition, delivery and tracking of pedigree commercial aircraft replacement parts. In addition to offering powerful new benefits to existing users, the system grants immediate temporary passwords to new and legitimate potential customers. In addition, the system now stores and displays relevant material documentation online, reducing the paper workload of the company's customers significantly. Other highlights include an advanced "shopping cart" that dramatically simplifies RFQ and order processes, automatic e-mail confirmation of orders processed, and online access to all material documentation.
Perhaps most importantly, AirLiance e-system is one of the industry's few real-time, production-linked systems tied to its on-site inventory. Unlike "catalog-based" systems, it is equipped with sophisticated and automated purchase-order tracking tools, which allows for no lag time between order and part allocation.
AirLiance Materials LLC is an accredited distributor meeting the ISO standard, under the
provisions of FAA Advisory Circular AC 00-56A. AirLiance relies on advanced quality systems that far exceed the requirements of the FAA and other regulatory guidelines. The company fully complies with FAA Advisor Circular 20-62 guidelines for parts identification and documentation. All of the parts distributed are traceable to FAA Certificate Holders. All parts distributed by AirLiance Materials are traceable to FAA or internationally approved and regulated sources, and the company is one of the few in the industry to use a sophisticated optical imaging system for document storage and retrieval. All documentation is available online for review and printing on the company's e-commerce site.
AirLiance Materials is also a member of the Aviation Suppliers Association.
Originally a joint venture by United Airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa Technik, AirLiance is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik
State-of-the-art facility near O'Hare International Airport.