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Boeing signs exclusive distribution agreement with Cheltenham's Ontic

25 April 2023
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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced a distributor agreement with Ontic to support the Staverton product line in Cheltenham. The agreement identifies Boeing Distribution (formerly Aviall) as the exclusive distributor of approximately 600 actuation and control products on a range of civil and military aircraft platforms.

Travis Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager, Distribution Services at Boeing, said: “We are excited to reach an agreement with Ontic to once again offer these products to our customers.

“We are in a unique position to lead in this dynamic market by leveraging Boeing’s global network and platform-agnostic aftermarket capability to support various markets and platforms, along with our previous experience supporting the Staverton product line.”

Boeing’s distribution portfolio for Ontic also includes fuel controls, memory wheel device, interior electronic and wipers product lines, and business and general aviation (BA/GA) displays. The new, three-year agreement expands Boeing’s relationship with Ontic.

Matthew Pritchard, director of customer engagement, Ontic, said: “Every day, our customers across the world depend on Ontic parts to execute their operations effectively. By expanding our long-term agreement with Boeing, we are ensuring that our customers continue to have access to the parts they need, when they need them.

“At Ontic, we recognise the importance of quality, part availability and reduced lead times. We are confident that our partnership with Boeing will help us improve the customer experience, while we continue to focus on investing in ongoing sustainment and the seamless integration of our recent Triumph acquisition in Staverton, where these product lines are expertly managed.”

Boeing Parts & Distribution Services enhances operational excellence across customers’ production and aftermarket environments by providing a simplified supply chain with platform-agnostic, integrated solutions; the aerospace industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of parts, chemical, services and managed programs; and a global network with localized support.

The diverse and expansive portfolio includes more than 15 million parts, services and tailored solutions that reduce cost, risk, and complexity for global customers. Boeing serves more than 20,000 defense, commercial, and BA/GA customers who have 24-hour easy access to online parts and supplies.

Global aerospace company Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defence products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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