Jet Parts president and CEO Al Toimil is optimistic about growing demand for aftermarket spares for older aircraft and the company has expanded its Boca Raton, Fla. warehouse to accommodate more parts and services.
In the next couple of years, 50 to 100 BBJ landing gear overhauls will come due, he said, which is why Jet Parts recently added BBJ landing gear overhauls to its menu. Jet Parts offers BBJ operators a program to help manage landing gear costs which can save thousands of dollars.
On the aftermarket parts front, Toimil sees evidence that older jets are not languishing but are being purchased, refurbished and flown. In the Dassault Falcon market alone, there are about 1,000 used jets ranging in age from more than 30 years to just eight to nine years, he said, “a tremendous amount of older airplanes that need to be supported. We’re seeing a lot of new people come in who are beginning to fly them a lot more.”
Jet Parts has added several hundred key rotable parts to its inventory to support these airplanes, including inlets, wing tips, landing gears, APUs, ailerons, leading edges and ECUs.
Qualified operators can drop their business cards at the Jet Parts booth (No. 1819) to try for a prize, including electronic gadgets like cameras and handheld GPS units or tool gift certificates.