Proponent Wins Prestigious Boeing Award for 2nd Year

Proponent Wins Prestigious Boeing Award for 2nd Year

Proponent is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd (Boeing Shanghai) Level-A Supplier award for the second year running. Truly an honor! The Level-A Supplier award was inaugurated in 2018 to honor suppliers who have achieved superior performance in the last calendar year. Proponent is among only eleven global suppliers to be awarded the “A-level” of recognition by Boeing Shanghai. What Were the Selection Criteria for…

Sensata Technologies Signs Multi-year Distribution Agreement with Proponent

Sensata Technologies Signs Multi-year Distribution Agreement with Proponent

We are beyond thrilled to be among the first to announce that Sensata Technologies has just sealed a multi-year distribution agreement with Proponent, the world’s largest independent aerospace distributor. Get to know Sensata Technologies Sensata Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions, with operations and business centers in 12 countries, including China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. Sensata manufactures, tests, repairs, overhauls and offers exchanges on Kavlico-brand LVDTs, RVDTs…

Largest Independent Aerospace Distributor Proponent and World Resilient PNT Leader Orolia Sign Distribution Agreement

Largest Independent Aerospace Distributor Proponent and World Resilient PNT Leader Orolia Sign Distribution Agreement

Partnership Will Supply Next-Gen ELT Technology to Airline and OEM Aftermarket Proponent today announced an agreement with Resilient PNT world leader Orolia that will allow Proponent to add the next generation of Orolia’s Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) to their wide portfolio of aerospace aftermarket offerings, including their GADSS-compliant Kannad Ultima product line. The two companies have been successfully working together since 2015, and they have now signed a global and strategic distribution agreement to better…

Innovations in the Aerospace Industry 2018

Innovations in the Aerospace Industry 2018

2018 was another stellar year for aviation, continuing the boom driven by rapid service expansions in the Asia Pacific region and increased low-fare flight options worldwide. In addition to the business aspects of the industry, aviation is also experiencing an innovation boom, with disruptive new technologies and new approaches driving unprecedented efficiencies that could change the trajectory of the industry as a whole. In this post, we’re rounding up some of the most exciting developments…

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 aircraft industry. Terrorism and Tourism An uptick in terrorism, marked by…

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