Used Aircraft Parts are Ready to Take Over the Market

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the aviation industry, but it goes far beyond cancelled flights and empty airports. As airplanes are grounded and the number of passengers on each flight continues to remain low, every corner of the industry is affected. In fact, according to Aviation Analysis Firm Oliver Wyman, domestic travel revenue isn’t expected to return to 2019 levels until the second half of 2022, with international travel revenue not expected to…

COVID-19 FAA Flexibilities for Scheduled Maintenance

The FAA released an InFO (Information for Operators) notifying operators of temporary changes to the FAA scheduled maintenance requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the global community shutdowns, the COVID-19 healthcare crisis has significantly reduced all travel, lowering the demand for passenger flights. While less aircraft use can mean less needed maintenance in some areas, like a check done after a certain number of flight hours, some maintenance protocols are unaffected. For example,…

Material Planning: Make Inventory More Effective

  How can companies in the aerospace industry prepare their inventory before beginning production? Material planning, also referred to as Material Requirements Planning (MRP), is a helpful system used by many manufacturing companies to forecast and prepare their inventory for production and customer demand. Using material planning also makes it easier to effectively account for inventory ordering time and production lead time. Material management can make any company more efficient and productive. While important across…

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…

How Customized Solutions Can Drive Supply Chain Success

The aerospace industry is built on continually overcoming impossible odds. Some of these challenges are resolved with state-of-the-art engineering. But the solutions you don’t hear about as much are the day-to-day supply chain solutions that solve the more practical needs of bringing together the elements that allow the aerospace industry to continue moving forward seamlessly. A big difference between these two situations is that in the former, customized solutions are the norm and in the…

Value-Added Distributor VS Value-Added Reseller

Price, availability, quality. This trio is familiar to the aerospace distribution community. These are the criteria that most OEMs, MROs and airlines use to determine which aircraft parts distributor they use for a given transaction. But for value-added distributors, the focus is less on the price, availability and quality of aircraft parts, and more on supplementing those components with beneficial services and solutions that will create long-lasting customer relationships. What Is a Value-Added Distributor? A…

MRO Europe Conference Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for MROs and Aerospace Distributors

The recent MRO Europe conference saw major players in the global aviation community coming together to share best practices, learn about innovations, and plan for the future of MROs and the aerospace industry. As we have emphasized in previous posts, the aerospace industry is experiencing some exciting growth and changes right now: new technologies, continued consolidation and emerging markets, to name just a few. At this year’s MRO Europe conference, we were excited to hear…

3 Necessary Components for Aerospace Distributor’s Success

Throughout the history of aerospace, there have been many participants. Some aircraft parts distributors and suppliers have managed to stand the test of time, while others in the aviation industry have been unable to keep afloat. At Kapco Global, we consider our ability to adapt to changes within the aerospace industry as an important contributor to our longevity. As such, we have identified three necessary components for aerospace distributors success. Global Reach, the Right Way…

Optimizing the MRO Supply Chain

At its best, the aerospace supply chain works as a well-oiled machine, delivering parts and securing aircraft services at exactly the right time. No delays, no waits, and no headaches. At its worst, disruptions in the supply chain can equate to millions of dollars in losses. So how can aviation partners and MROs keep the supply chain running at its best? Inventory Management MROs must be very aware of their inventory. Too many supplies in…

What Does ‘Employee Ownership’ Mean at Kapco Global?

December of last year, Kapco Global was honored among large, mid-size and small businesses by the OC Register as a Top Workplace in Orange County. This award is aimed at recognizing organizations with a proven commitment to a positive company culture, and the results are determined solely by employee-initiated survey responses. While this has always been something we strive for at Kapco Global, it was truly an honor to have these efforts reflected in this…

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