API opens logistics hub at London Luton airport

 - September 11, 2006, 11:36 AM

Aerospace Products International (API), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has opened a distribution and logistics center on London’s Luton Airport. It has developed 7,000 sq ft of space for storage and has the capacity to expand to 14,000 sq ft to meet demand. It is the company’s first dedicated operation in Europe.

“API’s business, driven by our customers’ requirements, is expanding globally,” said Paul Fanelli, the company’s president and CEO. “The Luton facility represents a significant commitment to support our customers globally. By increasing our global footprint, API will provide local supply-chain management and distribution services for our European customers and a single supply-chain solution to our worldwide customer base as their businesses expand globally.”

Fanelli sees an emerging market for API’s distribution and supply-chain expertise in the aviation, aerospace and defense segments in Europe. API will supply parts for all its European customers through this facility and also pre-position parts as a third-party logistics provider for Gulfstream operators.