Doing this on a global scale means greater customer proximity with regional warehouses, distribution centres and direct customer interfaces to support the worldwide fleet.
Satair Group has long-standing agreements with many of the world’s small/medium aerospace parts suppliers, forging strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with them to distribute and support their products on a wide range of airliners.
As an example, Satair Group is currently the world’s largest aviation battery distributor - the only one to represent the top five battery manufacturers – ACME, Concorde, Hawker Enersys, Marathon Norco Aerospace and Saft.
This year Satair Group has started distributorship for ACME’s Integrated Standby Flight Display (ISFD) – a dedicated battery back-up system which provides an emergency power source for an aircraft’s avionics. This back-up battery system is found worldwide on most Boeing aircraft types including the B737 (Classic and NG), B747 and 747-8, B757 and B767.
Satair Group is also the exclusive distributor for the ACME Fibre Nicad (FNC) battery on the Boeing 777 (mainship and APU) as well as all components and testing equipment. Other FNC batteries are also supported for the smaller B717.
Ralph Concha, Product Manager for Satair Group states: “A further key part of the Satair Group battery offering, and one which is growing in popularity with airlines across both Airbus and Boeing fleets, is the global battery service programme using Satair Group’s own facilities at Heathrow and Atlanta and authorised service centres at Beijing and Singapore.”
A long-term example of this supplier partnership approach is with Champion Aerospace. For over 30 years Satair Group has been a major distributor and aftermarket supporter of their branded products, such as igniters and power supply systems.
Champion igniters are to be found on many commercial aircraft including most Boeing and Airbus models. Satair Group in turn supports operations globally across both airframe types, and through regional Satair Group sales managers, this support is also extended to aircraft from other manufacturers such as Bombardier and Embraer.
The story continues with more suppliers being signed up. From 2013, Satair Group became exclusive global distributor for Amsafe Bridport aircraft belly hold nets and related components which are installed on all Boeing and Airbus aircraft, and the Bombardier CRJ900 and CRJ1000.
One of the latest suppliers to sign up Satair Group as an exclusive distributor is Hartwell, a global leader in the development of latches and latching systems, and whose products are found across multiple aircraft types including the full Boeing and Airbus ranges.