Operational Updates –
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

GENERAL INFORMATION

In times of uncertainty, there is a heightened need to be vigilant against fraudsters. Please note that our banking information has not recently changed. Should we ever change our banking details, we will contact you via multiple forms of communication to confirm any change.

PARCEL AND FREIGHT UPDATES

FedEx has just informed their customers that they will be implementing a temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6th. Below is a direct link to their surcharge details.

UPS will have a temporary peak surcharge that will apply to UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Freight and UPS Expedited shipments originating from China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to North America and Europe Regions from April 5, 2020 until further notice.

We will be abiding by both companies’ new rates.

COVID-19 PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

RETURN TO SERVICE SUPPORT

With large parts of global fleets grounded, over the coming weeks and months, we expect to see more and more aircraft returning to service. This will create an increase in maintenance work. We’re here to support you with materials and supplies, as well as kits that can help to streamline this work and make your processes more efficient.

CABIN SANITATION & PPE SUPPLIES

As the general public begins to fly again, airlines face twin challenges: protecting the health of crew and passengers, and regaining the trust of passengers who are nervous to fly. Proponent is working to evaluate, acquire and distribute the best and most effective technologies to address these challenges.

CARGO CONVERSION ASSISTANCE

Many airlines are converting passenger planes into cargo transport due to current demand. At Proponent, we offer a range of options to support these conversions, as well as expert advice in maximizing ROI and limiting expenses during the process.

CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

Airline revenue has dropped significantly since the crisis began, and airlines across the globe are facing cashflow challenges. We’re working with our suppliers and partners to find new options to get you the parts and supplies you need, while recognizing the importance of preserving cash flow.

  • Optimize your Purchasing and Inventory Decisions (burndown strategies, supply chain optimization, freight optimization, etc.)
  • Stock Consignment

Get in touch to let us know how we can help you.

SUPPLIER AND PRODUCT LINE DELAYS

While we expect some supplier production stoppages or reduced capacity, we continue to have sufficient inventory for our regularly stocked product and will be able to serve our customers. We will notify customers of impacts on orders when they occur and will maintain as accurate lead times as possible given the information we receive from our suppliers.

As new information becomes available we will continue to update this page with the latest changes. Please feel free to check back daily for the newest updates.

CURRENT SUPPLIER STATUS

SupplierLocationCage Code(s)Product Line DetailStatus
Auxitrol WestonFranceCFM56 partsProduction slowly starting up
Collins Aerospace Lighting SolutionsUS59579Sky Interior LightingDelays expected, will be notified when delayed
CrouzetFranceFAX02Circuit breakers, Sensors & SwitchesDelays expected, forecast needs to be firmed up to orders
GigavacProduction closed - no information on when they will resume
Interiorsdirect GMBHGermanyExtended lead times and delays are expected
Lamart Corporation (formerly Orcon)Mexico4TXS8Mexico facility closed. All blanket production affected. Components such as cover film, tape, and fiberglass still available.
Leach International EuropeFranceProduction facilities in France operating at 30% capacity
Le Joint FrancaisFrance,UKO-ringsProduction facility temporarily closed
Oshino LampsUKLead times may increase
Rollon SrlItalyA5630Production facility temporarily closed
Safran Aerosystems ServicesFranceFAUX0O2 and othersProduction facility temporarily closed
Souriau-Sunbank, EatonFrance, India, Morocco, Mexico, USFrance & Morocco operating at 35% capacity, US operating at 50% capacity, India operating at limited capacity, Mexico facility closed
Wamco LampsUS2 week increase in lead times - reflected on ProCart

PROPONENT LOCATION OPERATIONAL STATUS

Brea, CA (Corporate Headquarters)

  • All office employees working from home
  • Manufacturing – Open Monday – Thursday
  • Warehouse – Open

Centerbrook, CT

  • The office is open to employees on a voluntary basis. There are 6 employees working in the office.

Tamarac, FL

  • All employees except operations working from home
  • Warehouse – Open

Burnsville, MN

  • Warranty and Repair – Open

Netherlands

  • Most employees working from home
  • Warehouse – Open

United Kingdom

  • Most employees working from home
  • Warehouse – Open

Spain

  • 75% of employees working in the office
  • 25% of employees working from home

China

  • Open

Singapore

  • 50% of employees are working from home and 50% office
  • Warehouse – Open

Hong Kong

  • All employees back in the office
  • Warehouse – Closed

Get in touch to let us know how we can help you.

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