January 6, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Piper Aircraft has chosen Aviall Services as its global parts distributor for both dealers and individual customers.
“One of Piper’s primary goals is to enhance every facet of our customer service experience,” said Piper President and CEO Kevin J. Gould. “Aviall’s extensive experience and excellent reputation in parts management and distribution will give our customers world-class service that is fundamental to the total Piper experience.”
Aviall Services, based in Dallas, manages parts for the aerospace, defense, and marine industries.
“Piper Aircraft has placed its trust and confidence in Aviall Services to fulfill this important role in its business,” Paul Fulchino, chairman, president, and CEO of Aviall said. “With certainty, we at Aviall can say we will provide to Piper customers, dealers, and service centers a level of service that is unmatched in our industry.”
Derek Zimmerman, Piper’s vice president of supply chain and aftermarket development, underscored Aviall’s ability to offer customers more than two million catalog items through 39 customer service centers in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific area. “We expect our customers to see a quantum leap in their ability to get the parts they need, when they need them, and at a price and level of quality that reflects Piper’s standards of excellence,” Zimmerman said.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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