Aviall and Sofrance sign agreement for global distribution of spare filtration products

Aviall and Sofrance sign agreement for global distribution of spare filtration

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall Services, Inc., a subsidiary of
The Boeing Company, has entered into a distribution agreement with Sofrance, a
subsidiary of Safran, to market and distribute spare filtration products
designed and manufactured by Sofrance.

Sofrance is a leading developer of solutions for customers to filter fluids
and gases to protect equipment in aeronautics, industry, defense and space.
The company supports a large variety of airframes, engines, operators, and
MROs in the aerospace industry.

The new agreement, which is effective immediately, authorizes Aviall to market
and distribute Sofrance aftermarket products to customers in the commercial
sector from Aviall's 40 global customer service centers in North America,
Europe and Asia-Pacific.

"We are pleased to announce that Sofrance has selected Aviall to help
distribute its products," Dan Komnenovich, president and CEO of Aviall, Inc.,
said. "The Sofrance line of products complements our existing market basket
enabling us to expand our product offerings and better serve our customers
around the world."

The Sofrance parent company, Safran, is a leading international
high-technology group in aerospace, defense and security.

"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Aviall as a worldwide
distributor of our products," Pierre Farrenq, CEO of Sofrance, said. "We look
forward to our mutual growth as a result of this strategic partnership."


Aviall Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Aviall is a
leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply chain management services for
the aerospace and defense industries.

Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is one of the world's largest
providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. Aviall
markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers
approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 40 customer service centers in
North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for
aviation batteries and wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting
and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply chain
and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment,
automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers.


Sofrance (F0559), a subsidiary of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, part of Safran Group,
is a leading developer of on-board filtration solutions in the aerospace
industry covering all types of fluid (engine fuel and lubricant, hydraulic,
cabin air and gas) for a large range of civil and military aircraft,
rotorcraft, space launchers and satellites. Ongoing investments in research
and state-of-the-art technologies are a fundamental part of the Sofrance
strategy and enable the company's skilled engineering team to satisfy its
customers' needs. Sofrance offers a wide range of OEM-approved low and high
pressure hydraulic manifolds, case drain filters, decontamination filters,
last chance filters, avionics, cabin air recirculation filters, clogging
indicators, check and sampling valves. Sofrance supports aftermarket customers
worldwide through its distribution network. To learn more about Sofrance,
visit www.sofrance.com.

SOURCE Aviall Services, Inc.

Website: http://www.aviall.com
Website: http://www.sofrance.com
Contact: Mary Miller, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, +1-206-662-7646 (W),
Mary.e.miller15@boeing.com; or Alain Akoum, Head of aftermarket sales &
customer service, +33 (0) 555 585 043 (W), alain.akoum@sofrance.com
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