Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) November 17, 2013
Commercial parts distributor First Wave Aerospace will have representation at the Dubai Air Show this week for the first time in several years, as the Middle East market heats up.
As part of First Wave’s new ownership and marketing plan implemented in 2013, the emerging Middle East commercial aircraft market was targeted and the firm announced in September the appointment of a business development representative firm to promote the First Wave Aerospace products and services throughout the Middle East. The firm, ExesJordan, based in Amman, will be attending the Dubai Air, Nov. 17-21 to promote First Wave’s large commercial aircraft inventory of almost 7 million parts.
“As Boeing indicated a few days ago in its Middle East Forecast, international traffic growth in the Middle East continues to outpace the rest of the world,” Tony McAnly, President, First Wave Aerospace said. “We have acquired new airline customers from the region this year and to have dedicated, full-time representation in the Middle East and at the Dubai Air Show is a clear signal of the importance the region plays in our business strategy.”
Tim White, Vice President, Inventory Development, First Wave Aerospace, who has extensive work experience in the region, said the Dubai Air Show is the premier air show in the Middle East. The event, held this year at Dubai World Central, showcases the latest in aviation with hundreds of exhibitors from around the world who travel to the United Arab Emirates. This year's show is building up to be bigger and busier than ever with 1,000 exhibitors from around the world expected along with 60,000 trade visitors and up to 1,500 international and regional media.
Glen Hyden, Vice President, First Wave Aerospace, who leads the firm’s sales and marketing efforts, said the new Middle Eastern customers are very professional and a pleasure to work with as they insist on western-made aircraft parts and strongly prefer First Wave's ISO 9001:2008 quality control system for aircraft parts distribution and standards, of which First Wave Aerospace is certified for, as well as the Aviation Suppliers Association standards accepted by the Middle Eastern civil aviation authorities.
Boeing on Thursday forecasted that Middle Eastern airlines would need 2,610 new airplanes worth $550 billion over the next 20 years, thanks to rapid traffic growth in the region.
First Wave Aerospace, is a 21-year-old firm with one of the largest Boeing parts inventories in the Americas.