VSE Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC, “VSE”), announced on 18 October 2022 the expansion of an existing, 15-year distribution agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (“P&WC”) into the Asia Pacific Region. Under the terms of the agreement, VSE Aviation will provide new engine line maintenance spare parts and engine accessory exchange support to P&WC engine operators, customers and maintenance providers located throughout the United States and Asia Pacific region.
This program expansion accelerates access to spare part support for aircraft operators and service providers by positioning product in-region for P&WC’s broad customer base. VSE Aviation currently distributes both line maintenance parts and engine accessory exchanges from three US locations: Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; and Independence, Kansas, and two APAC region locations: Singapore and Australia.
Under the terms of the agreement, VSE Aviation will be a distributor for more than 6,000 flight-critical components used in more than 100 business and general aviation (B&GA) and regional aviation engine platforms in North America and APAC regions. VSE will support customers with both new engine line maintenance spare parts and engine accessory exchange. VSE expects to service more than 4,000 aircraft based in 57 different countries in the Asia Pacific region with on-demand, flight-critical components on a 24/7 basis to support scheduled line maintenance and AOG (aircraft on-ground) events.
“PW&C selected VSE Aviation to expand its support to the Asia Pacific region because of our ability to execute and deliver on our unique value proposition that combines proven distribution capabilities optimized for high performance environments with our world class MRO capabilities,” stated Ben Thomas, VSE Aviation Group President. “We look forward to providing P&WC customers with an exceptional experience that enables them to minimize aircraft downtime and focus on optimal aircraft operation.”
“As part of our efforts to further enhance parts availability in the Asia-Pacific region, we have selected VSE Aviation to drive the delivery of parts, enabling us to support the needs of our customers,” said Geoffrey Corbeil, Executive Director, Commercial Services, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “The fleet of P&WC powered aircraft continues to grow worldwide. We are deploying additional material through VSE to deliver and sustain the best customer experience in the Asia Pacific region”
“VSE Aviation is very excited to expand our current relationship with PW&C into the Asia Pacific Region,” commented Toby Lavine, Vice President VSE Aviation. “We are building a global reach supply chain by providing new material and engine accessories to business owners and operators. Providing 24/7 AOG services to such a vast footprint of the world positions us to become a best in class ‘Single Source Solution’ to much of the B&GA market.”