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Change is in the air Airframe Division: A leader Together we are strong
04 16 Volvo Aero: Best Partner
Our Core Values Customer Solutions: An idea
whose time has come
Best Partner: Volvo worldwide locations
Together, we accomplish more and operations
Engine Division: More essential A history of increased services
ACRONYMS USED IN THIS BROCHURE:
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer MRO Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
APU Auxiliary Power Unit SAP Systems Applications and Products
C H A NGE I S IN TH E AIR
One of the few constants within the aviation industry is that it is cyclical, often dramatically so, as business
ebbs and flows in response to internal and external developments. Within this context of continuous change,
Volvo Aero Services stands out for stability and reliability as a global resource for unique, tailor-made
Although our Company began as an aftermarket parts supplier, over the years our capabilities have expanded
in all directions. Today, in addition to parts, Volvo Aero Services supplies integrated customer solutions that
involve offerings not traditionally associated with aviation, such as supply chain management, including services
like logistics, warehousing, repair management, transportation and financing.
As a vital element within the larger Volvo Group, we have the ability to leverage Volvo’s considerable assets,
while still retaining the agility of a smaller, entrepreneurial enterprise. The benefits to our customers are
substantial, being that Volvo Aero Services has the financial backing, worldwide infrastructure, and innovative
spirit to quickly respond with comprehensive solutions tailored to their exact needs.
+ transportation The resulting partnerships encourage robust growth within both companies by combining resources and
maximizing potential. Volvo Aero Services considers long-term partnerships to be the ideal business model
+ supply programs of the future, and we are passionately pursuing them.
One of the keys to our success is that the physical infrastructure is in place through The Volvo Group
+ repair management
worldwide. Capitalizing on that global presence, Volvo Aero Services can easily use existing facilities and
systems to quickly respond to requests anywhere in the world.
We also have an edge through SAP, a technical support system utilized throughout the Company. This
cutting-edge software application streamlines our internal processes and seamlessly integrates with our
customers’ systems, providing real-time communication and greater efficiencies.
+ distribution + logistics The response to our expanded services and commitment to quality has been very positive. The future looks
even brighter, as we expand to meet our customers’ needs on a deeper, more personalized level. As our growth
fuels their success, the opportunities will increase all the more.
President & CEO
Volvo Aero Services
The Volvo Group views its corporate culture as a unique asset. By applying and
strengthening the expertise and culture we have built up over the years, we can
achieve our vision.
Quality, safety and environmental care are the values that form the Volvo Group’s
common base and are important components of our corporate culture. The
values have a long tradition and permeate our organization, our products and our
way of working. Our goal is to maintain a leading position in these areas.
Quality is an expression of our goal to offer reliable products and services. In all
aspects of our operations, from product development and distribution, to delivery
and customer support, the focus will continue to be on customers’ needs and
expectations. Our goal is to exceed their expectations. With a customer focus
based on everyone’s commitment and participation, combined with a process
culture, our aim is to be number one in customer satisfaction. This is based
on a culture in which all employees are responsive and aware of what must be
accomplished to be the best business partner.
We have had a leading position in issues regarding safety for a long time; our
goal is to maintain this position. Our employees are highly aware of safety issues
and focusing on them is an integral part of their work.
We believe that it is self-evident that our products and our operations shall
have the lowest possible adverse impact on the environment. Our goal is that
the Volvo Group shall be ranked as a leader in environmental care. To achieve
this goal, we strive for a holistic view, continuous improvement, technical
development and efficient resource utilization.
Best partner: together,
we accomplish more
Long-term partnerships with Volvo Parts, Volvo Financial Services and
Volvo Logistics are essential to Volvo Aero Services. Partnerships are two-
way streets. The more integrated the partnership, the better both companies
function because their needs are understood on a deeper, more meaningful
level. By working together, companies become more than the sum of their
parts. They share a goal and combine complementary resources to reach it.
Our first and largest partnership is with The Boeing Company. In 1999, our
Company was granted the exclusive right to redistribute Boeing’s surplus
inventory. Over time, our companies have become further integrated.
Today, Volvo Aero Services and Boeing work side by side, and collaborate
openly to achieve mutual goals. Our informational systems are integrated to
provide real-time communication for greater efficiencies. It has become a
Always acting as “Best Partner,” our Company creates a competitive
advantage for our partners, enabling them to focus on their core business.
In turn, this synergy enables Volvo Aero Services to become more efficient
The aviation industry is a huge network of companies, and our strategy for
the future is to form key, long-term partnerships. As a result, we can provide
our customers with effective solutions that address their individual needs.
engi ne division:
more essential than ever
When Volvo Aero Services was founded nearly 20 years ago, the Engine
Division was its core, primarily selling a selection of aftermarket parts. Over
time, it expanded and restructured in response to our customers’ ever-changing
needs. Today, through alliances with our principal partners, the Engine Division
provides a multitude of vital services, including the sale of engines and APU’s,
new and used inventory, consignment, leasing and repair management.
The foundation of the Division is procurement, whether of entire engines,
or parts. While our strategy for the future calls for the acquisition of newer-
generation engines, we still maintain an ample inventory of all commonly
used engines and APU types.
Acquisitions are sought out for our key customers, in response to knowing
their specific needs through close contact. Volvo Aero Services has
distinct advantages in acquiring assets. The trusted Volvo name is known
worldwide, which presents opportunities that may not be accessible to
others. Although large, our Company has the rare ability to respond quickly
to secure an asset in hours. We also have the financial strength to make a
purchase that may require a multi-million dollar investment.
J e ff P las
S enio r Vi ce P resid ent
E ng ine D iv is io n
Tom m y H u ghes
V ice P resid ent
E ng ine D iv is io n, Market ing
Leasing engines and beyond
Leasing engines provides another significant supply chain for materials. When
our Engine Division acquires an asset for lease purposes, it can be leased for
long-term or short-term. At times, an MRO may require an engine short-term for
one of its customers to replace theirs while it’s being repaired. At lease term, the
engine might be overhauled, leased again or disassembled for spare parts.
We treat consigned assets as our own and are determined to maximize all
10 opportunities that arise throughout the lifecycle of an engine. We are there to
help our customers through capability and fleet changes as this provides Volvo
with supply opportunities. Our expertise also includes management of engine
repairs, for which we supply technical support and a work scope that details the
repair and costs.
Success stems from relationships
We offer both long-term and short-term supply programs that can include onsite
representation. Our breadth of complementary engine services helps build long-
term relationships. Supporting our customers allows them to concentrate on their
core business. They become more successful through our efforts on their behalf.
Similarly, long-standing relationships give our Company a decided edge. Many
times, companies offer assets to us to sell, knowing from past experience that
they will be treated fairly and with integrity. They also understand the value of the
Volvo brand and our proven capabilities in marketing those assets globally.
We have earned a reputation for being a highly skilled, transparent partner that
C h r i s Ra u c h only promises what we can deliver. That has been a constant since our Engine
V i ce P re s i d e n t
Division was formed, and it will remain the cornerstone of our future.
S a l e s & P ro d u c t s
J i m G re e n
V i ce P re s i d e n t
P u rc h a s i n g &
a leader in innovation
Since the creation of our Airframe Division in 1990, it has grown to be the
leader in the worldwide distribution and redistribution of airframe accessories
and components. Currently, our inventory is comprised of a vast array of
notable components from most major OEMs.
The Airframe Division’s original business model was that of a trading company.
That business model changed dramatically in 1999, when Volvo Aero Services
signed an agreement with The Boeing Company to exclusively distribute its new
surplus parts, and began the transition to a services-based provider.
Supplying parts around the clock
The Airframe Division has now evolved into a large-scale distributor of new,
surplus and overhauled parts that we manage on behalf of our partners, which
include well-known names such as Boeing, Honeywell, American Airlines,
Bombardier, Kuwait Airways and British Airways. To better assist our customers,
we have expanded our services, providing support 24 hours a day.
Our worldwide redistribution network allows us to sell surplus or excess
inventory for companies that no longer need them, and at the same time provide
Kev i n P. H a r t n e y
them with material required to meet their current needs. Additionally, parts
E x e c u t i ve V i ce P re sident that need repair or modification can be identified and channeled to our repair
A i r f ra m e D i v i s i o n partners to add value and create a marketable asset. Instead of the traditional
method of selling parts in one bulk lot, we prefer to manage and sell them over
time, in order to increase our partners’ revenue and return.
Change brings great benefits
The Airframe Division’s transition from being a parts trader to a service-oriented
partner set a precedent within Volvo Aero Services that has become the prototype
for our other divisions, spurring innovation and change throughout our Company.
Customers can select services such as financing, provisioning, and inventory
repair management on an as-needed basis. For instance, start-up airlines often
approach us for financing and large-scale provisioning, while legacy airlines may
14 prefer parts supply and repair management services to help reduce costs. Our 15
services are particularly beneficial when assisting an Airline that is transitioning
from one aircraft platform to another. Our distribution, redistribution and
new provisioning services are an ideal solution, which can be provided in
a cost-effective manner.
Our partners are always in mind
Just as the Airframe Division inventory and services are continuously modified
to meet the demands of the evolving marketplace, so too are our relationships
with partners. In many ways, we try to think and act like airlines to better
understand their needs.
Another competitive edge is our shift to SAP technology, which seamlessly
integrates our information system with our partners’ systems. It has allowed
real-time visibility of our inventories, as well as those of our partners. SAP
has also reduced the time it takes to respond to service requests and has
substantially improved our ability to quickly respond to our partners’ needs.
S t eve D e S t e fa n o
V i ce P re s i d e n t
A i r f ra m e D i v i s i o n
P u rc h a s i n g , A s s e t
M a r ke t i n g
an idea whose time has come
In recent years, the aviation marketplace has changed considerably to become
more service-oriented. Many companies now outsource non-core operations,
such as financing, logistics and warehousing.
That is where our Customer Solutions Division comes in. Anticipating market
trends, Volvo Aero Services created this key division by bundling existing
services of several Volvo entities, and offering them to customers through our
Availability Program, a natural extension of our Company’s core competencies.
Custom tailored for flexibility
A full-range of customized services is available, and customers may select only
what is required at the time. A customer may need logistics support but not
financing, or vice-versa, and the flexibility within the Availability Program allows
for those sorts of options. Regardless of the situation, we can tailor a variable
solution to our customers’ requirements.
Besides improving efficiencies, outsourcing non-core activities makes great
financial sense. By availing themselves of our Availability Program, customers
can avoid financing inventory and the staggering cost of investing in facilities
H a n k Gi b s o n
where they do not have a presence. These options help our customers reduce
S en i o r V i ce P re si d ent risks by allowing them to avail themselves of the worldwide Volvo network.
C u st o m e r S o l ut i o n s
D i v is i o n
Vendor supplied inventory
Service level guarantees
Material logistics, sourcing and repairs
One single point of contact
One consolidated invoice per month
An integrated OEM/MRO solution
One stop for a multitude of solutions
Entrusting activities to our Company is not only more economical, but also more
efficient. Working seamlessly with customers, often within the same facilities,
encourages open communication and enhances productivity. To that end, we
manage warehouse space to provide tailored solutions to many of our customers.
Our facility near Seattle, Washington, allows us to interact daily with one of our
“Best Partners” in order to provide real-time solutions to all of our customers.
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us to respond quickly to meet a customer requirement no matter where they are
located. Quality is just as critical as speed, and we ensure that our parts meet
the most stringent standards by thoroughly tracing and certifying their pedigrees.
We are just as committed to recycling and environmental care.
SAP enables communication ASAP
To ensure the best, real-time communication, our Company utilizes SAP, a highly
collaborative business software system. SAP can easily handle our present
needs and is scalable to accommodate future growth. It positively affects every
aspect of our business, expediting response time, tracking vital data, and
offering complete transparency.
SAP also integrates with our partners’ systems, providing them with real-time
communication in a variety of areas. For instance, our system interfaces with
Boeing’s, so customers can seek parts from both sources, get an immediate
quote, and place an order online.
As with all of our systems and operations, the goal is to improve customer
satisfaction. By doing it right the first time, our aim is to exceed customer
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of sales offices and distribution facilities
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a history of increased services
1979 1985 1990 1999 2001 2008
Founded in New York in 1979, under Before long, as the demand for To accommodate the additional One of the most significant changes In 2001, Volvo Aero changed our Today, Volvo Aero Services is
the name Air Ground Equipment engine components increased, so business, a larger facility was occurred in 1999, when our Company name from AGES to Volvo Aero expanding through leveraging the
Sales (AGES), the Company originally did our services, which by 1985 acquired in Boca Raton, Florida, was granted exclusive rights for the Services, which better reflected competencies of The Volvo Group.
supplied engine parts to the included a division that bought, and our main operations moved sale and distribution of new and used our relationship to Volvo Aero. Our goal for the future is to be our
aviation industry. sold and leased entire engines. there in 1990. The move spurred surplus spares for Boeing. It was It also indicated our focus on customers’ Best Partner by offering
Engine management soon followed, a period of strong growth, as our the first of many mutually beneficial services, as opposed to being a variety of customized solutions
and by the end of the decade, our Company developed partnerships, partnerships with key companies merely a trading partner. that free them to concentrate on
Company offered an extensive range secured new contracts, and began that now include American Airlines, their core business.
of much-needed aviation services. to restructure internally to better Kuwait Airways and British Airways,
serve our customers. among others.
together we are strong
Entrusting non-aviation services to our Company is not only more economical,
24 but Volvo is one of the world’s leading suppliers of commercial transport solutions,
including customer-specific solutions for financing, leasing, insurance, logistics
The Volvo Group’s strength comes not just from a portfolio of strong brands – each one a
leader in its area of operations – but also from the synergies achieved within the group. The
scope for what Volvo companies can achieve is constantly broadened through coordination
and joint development projects.
The large volumes achieved, as well as the group’s homogenous structure, provide extensive
resources for the development of technologies and products that fulﬁll existing customer
demands and accurately anticipate future needs. The Volvo Group also includes:
Volvo Trucks – the world’s second largest manufacturer of heavy long haul trucks,
in particular vehicles weighing over 16 tons.
Renault Trucks – one of Europe’s largest truck manufacturers. Products include
light trucks, heavy long-haul trucks and military vehicles.
Mack Trucks – one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks
for local-, regional- and national distribution, as well as construction.
Volvo Buses – the world’s second largest manufacturer of large buses and bus
chassis, and Europe’s leading maker of natural gas-powered buses. Business includes
transit and traffic management systems for major urban areas.
Volvo Construction Equipment – one of the world’s largest manufacturers
of equipment for applications including civil engineering, mining, forestry, extraction
Volvo Penta – world leader in the manufacture of marine engines and complete
drive systems with power outputs from 10 to 2,000 hp.
Volvo Financial Services – coordinates Volvo’s customer financing,
insurance, treasury and related services. Its creative solutions enhance
the long-term competitiveness of the Volvo Group and its partners.
Volvo Logistics – designs, develops and manages business logistics systems
for the automotive and aviation industries worldwide, serving customers both inside
and outside the Volvo Group.
Volvo Parts – handles logistical services at the aviation spares distribution
center in Dubai for Volvo Aero Services, as well as supplying parts to other
companies within the Volvo Group.