Commercial Aircraft Parts Distributor Introduces Aerospace Repairs Management Services and Launches Supplier Network

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First Wave Aerospace answers market demand with innovative repairs management services & appointment of Cobalt Aero Services as first in supplier network.

We listen to our customers...And US repair management is what our international customers want.

In response to market demand, aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace announced the launch of its new Aerospace Repairs Management Program with the appointment of the first FAA Repair Station in its network of service suppliers.

“We listen to our Customers carefully and aerospace repair management in the U.S. is what our international commercial Customers want,” Glen Hyden, Vice President & General Manager, First Wave Aerospace said. “It’s a natural fit for us since our Management Team grew up in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) side of the commercial aircraft business.”

First Wave Aerospace has started the process of establishing a network of pre-qualified FAA-certified Repair Stations, with each network repair station featuring a unique specialty of aircraft repair expertise. The first appointment is Cobalt Aero Structures, Hot Springs, AR, which is a FAA and EASA certified Repair Station for structural repairs, including thrust reverser repairs and other structural items, like engine nacelle repairs and flight control surfaces.

Hyden said the business philosophy of Cobalt Aero Services is perfectly in line with that of First Wave Aerospace and its growing Customer base. “Cobalt is not driven by bigness – the focus is on a core group of Customers and their workscopes. They welcome one-size-off-wing parts and small airline and MRO Customers the big guys in the industry ignore. Their focus is on quality over quantity.”

First Wave Aerospace will manage network sales, repairs sourcing and status management, as well as the supply chain of needed parts for the repair stations in the supplier network. First Wave is polling its client base now for the next additions to the supplier network based on their needs and the General Manager predicts the next supplier added will probably have expertise in MRO aircraft accessories and/or components.

First Wave Aerospace is a 21-year old commercial aircraft parts distributor with a current inventory of 248,000 line items and 6.5 million parts. It came under new ownership and management earlier this year.

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