Global aviation services provider Spirit Avionics (Booth No. C11248) recently reached a sales milestone when its global parts support division surpassed $10 million in sales in less than a year, a rate that equates to a 60-percent increase over the previous year’s tally. “This growing segment of our business is just another example of how Spirit Avionics is evolving into a world-class aviation services provider,” said Tony Bailey, the former CEO of Comlux Aviation Services, who was recently named as Spirit’s president.
While the company offers varied services such as aircraft management and maintenance, its primary focus lies in avionics sales, design and integration. Spirit’s global parts support division distributes, sells and brokers new, overhauled and exchange components through its network of OEMs and vendors. As an authorized Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Aircell and Garmin service facility, the division also handles component repairs, rentals, spares acquisition and surplus inventory consignment. “I tell people all of the time that we are the best kept secret in the industry, because few people know that we sell and broker aircraft parts on a regular basis,” said Jared Kolman, the division’s manager. “Ironically, our materials system allows us to be consistently less expensive than our competitors without sacrificing schedule or quality.”
In early September, Spirit delivered the sixth Beechcraft King Air 300 that it has modified for the FAA, part of a 17-airplane contract signed in 2010. The program includes engineering and project management as well as new LED lighting, headliners, seats, sidewalls, cabinets and noise-reduction insulation.
The Columbus, Ohio-based company also announced it has added veteran sales professional Corey Schoo as sales representative for Spirit’s services and material support business. “Corey is an entrepreneur who built a business up from the ground that helped businesses survive after national disasters,” said Bailey. “That business introduced him to aviation and a strong network of aviation industry leaders who shared his desire for helping people. His commitment to doing things for the right reasons and his passion for aviation make him a perfect addition to our team of consummate professionals.”