Checking In on the 2018 Aerospace Industry Outlook

Checking In on the 2018 Aerospace Industry Outlook

With record growth in 2017, the 2018 aerospace industry outlook is strong. But learning what factors are affecting the industry moving forward will help you to target your priorities to align with the most important drivers of growth in 2018 and beyond. This post provides an update on the 2018 aerospace industry outlook, after the four major aircraft manufacturers – Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier – posted their 2018 Q1 earnings reports.   What Made 2017 Such a Great…

How U.S.-China Tariffs Could Affect the Aviation Industry

How U.S.-China Tariffs Could Affect the Aviation Industry

China has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of trade tariffs with a list of 106 items of U.S. goods that China will impose with a 25 percent tax if the U.S. tariffs move forward. Included in this list are U.S.-built aircraft, namely Boeing. Fears of how these tariffs may affect the global aviation industry have already driven down stock prices. So, how high are the stakes in this potential trade war? According to…

Meggitt CSS and Proponent Sign Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

Global aerospace and defence aftermarket specialist, Meggitt Customer Services & Support (CSS), has finalised a multiple year distribution agreement with Proponent, the world’s largest independent aerospace distributor. Under the agreement, Proponent will become the exclusive 3rd party global distributor to selected Meggitt customers for the supply of non-military aftermarket products. “This is a perfect fit for both our companies,” explains Adrian Plevin, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Meggitt CSS. “The agreement will allow…

Introducing Proponent, the New Identity for Kapco Global and Avio-Diepen

Introducing Proponent, Your Partner in Aerospace Distribution Kapco Global is pleased to announce that we will continue our path toward full integration with Avio-Diepen under the new name, Proponent. Under the Proponent identity, our companies will continue to work together to place our customers and our suppliers first, focusing on deep customer relationships, creative problem-solving and value-added distribution. “Proponent is a one-word mission statement,” said Proponent CEO, Andrew Todhunter. “It means ‘advocate, champion, supporter.’ Our…

United Airlines: A Reminder of the True Cost of ‘Operational Excellence’

We’ve all read about the recent United Airlines debacle, in which a passenger was forcibly ejected from a flight because he refused to give up his seat. The response from United has been baffling, including the CEO’s defense of the actions taken against this passenger, leaving many of us to wonder how a major corporation could make such a misstep in caring for its customers. Well the answer may be far simpler, and more pervasive,…

2017 Commercial Aviation Predictions and Obstacles

For the airline industry, 2017 is starting off as an unpredictable year. Amid worldwide political changes, an increase in terrorist threats across the Western world and recent OPEC news, many in commercial aviation are uncertain of what lies ahead. While these outlined factors are by no means a guarantee of losses to airlines in 2017, they have brought questions and potential challenges to the industry. Terrorism and Tourism An uptick in terrorism, marked by incidences…

Intelligent Aerospace and Kapco Global Discuss Our Kapco kart and Other E-Commerce Solutions

Once again, we’ve been featured on Intelligent Aerospace! Bud Miller, our Director of Business Process Management, discusses the influence of e-commerce on the supply chain and the direct, positive impact this technology has had on the Kapco Global customer experience. A few areas covered in the article include: E-commerce and inventory Parts and order tracking Purchasing data and the supply chain The advantages brought to our customers through the unique capabilities of Kapco kart are…

Kapco Global – Receives TRACE Certification

Adopting TRACE’s Stringent Anti-Bribery Regulations Is One More Way Kapco Global Is Meeting the Needs of Customers Worldwide With locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Kapco Global is an aerospace parts distributor – with international reach. As we continue to develop relationships with businesses in other countries we understand the importance of commercial transparency. One of the strongest messages we want to send to our partners is that we are an aerospace company that…

2016 Commercial Aviation Growth Outlook

One of Kapco Global’s most popular stories in 2015 was our Commercial Aviation Growth Outlook blog. Now that 2016 is underway, we look forward to what this new year will bring. Overall, experts and forecasters are anticipating a strong year for growth and profits in 2016 commercial aviation. Low Oil Prices Will Continue to Foster Growth The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) reports that the airline industry in 2016 can expect a 5.1% net profit…

Kapco Global – We’ve Completed the Merger of Our Florida Sites

UPDATE – New Tamarac Location Is Open for Business! Back in April 2015, we reported on the upcoming merger of our two Florida facilities to one central location in Tamarac. We are pleased to announce that the move is now finalized and Tamarac is officially open for business! Florida Site Designed for Collaboration This move benefits our customers in a number of ways. By combining our Florida locations, we have merged two centers of technical…