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Aircelle expands its worldwide services presence with a new parts distribution center in China for airline operators

News International-French

20 Feb 2013

The global services network of Aircelle (Safran) marked a strategic expansion today with the opening of a new parts distribution center in China, which will serve the country’s airlines that operate aircraft with the company’s jet engine nacelle and thrust reverser products.

Located at Beijing Capital International Airport in its free trade zone, this 400-square-meter warehouse facility is open around the clock to provide spare parts and inventory management, with rapid response capability for urgent aircraft-on-ground services requirements. 


“Proximity to the customer is a vital element in Aircelle’s services strategy, and our new Beijing distribution center provides a key regional resource for China’s dynamic airline industry,” said Aircelle chairman & chief executive officer Vincent Mascré.  “Aircelle will offer a full range of after-sales parts and inventory management, beginning with the servicing of nacelles for Airbus A330" – which is widely used by Chinese airlines.


This distribution facility builds on Aircelle’s already well-established presence in China, which includes an office in Beijing, along with a network of customer support managers and field service representatives – the majority of whom are Chinese. 


Aircelle has partnered with SDV, an international leader in logistics and supply chain management, for operation of the Chinese warehouse.  Since 2005, SDV has worked with Aircelle in developing the company’s spare parts storage and distribution network for 24-hour-per-day support of airlines around the globe.  With the latest facility at Beijing, this network now covers eight regions around the world, joining locations in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney.


Aircelle ensures a full range of tailored solutions for its customers, meeting airlines’ requirements for reliable, flexible and responsive services that keep their aircraft flying.  The company’s offer includes day-to-day technical and logistic support, customer-base located parts, asset management, on-wing support, product enhancement programs, C-Check assistance and nacelle fleet management.


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