First Wave Aerospace Has New Ownership, Image and Services

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One of the largest inventories of commercail aircraft parts to offer new product and services under new ownership and management.

There's A New Wave At First Wave - First In Service, Best In Price

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Aerospace parts distributor First Wave Aerospace, LLC, has been purchased by experienced industry veterans who wasted no time implementing a new corporate image (above) symbolizing a new direction for the 21-year-old firm.

Three former colleagues of Triumph Group will lead the expansion of First Wave’s services. Tony McAnly was the founding President and Tim White the Director of Technical Services of Triumph Airborne Structures, Hot Springs, AR; while Glen Hyden was the former Sales Manager of Triumph Accessory Services, Wellington, KS, and Triumph Thermal Systems, Forest, OH. McAnly, who is President of First Wave Aerospace, said maintaining the name and good service reputation of First Wave was important to the new ownership group.

“First Wave Aerospace has maintained its reputation for good service and same-day shipping of commercial aircraft parts worldwide for two decades. This reputation was earned by the dedication of a core group of employees who have weathered the ups and downs of the aviation markets and several management transitions. Many of these core employees have been with the company since it’s founding,” McAnly said. “We will soon introduce a new and stable management team committed to the long-term growth of the company and the offering of new services and products.”

First Wave Aerospace has one of the largest inventories of commercial aerospace parts in North America with 280,000 line items of 6.5 million parts in warehouse facilities centrally-located in Tulsa. First Wave’s main office remains at 5440 S. 101st Street E. Avenue and McAnly said the new ownership Team is busy securing independent representatives worldwide and is crafting a new repairs management and inventory stocking program for emerging airlines and maintenance providers outside North America that are demanding western-made parts and services. Major new program announcements are expected in late summer and early fall.

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