Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries. Aviall, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company.
Aviall is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. As the world's largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services, Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 40 customer service centers located in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Aviall provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company also offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management, and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers. From our AS9100-registered central distribution center in Dallas, to customer service centers around the world, Aviall is committed to supplying the right part at the right time.
The origins of Aviall date back to 1932, when Edward "Doc" Booth, an aviation enthusiast and Army Air Corps veteran, opened an aircraft sales and service company in Dallas, Texas. Although the company underwent several ownership and name changes and expanded into the sale of parts and supplies, the dedication to service and innovation never wavered. For instance, the owner of one of the companies that merged to form today's Aviall was G. B. Van Dusen, who delivered spark plugs personally in an old Stinson aircraft back in the early 40s.
In the late 40s, the company began selling parts to commercial airlines, something unique to the industry, and during the Korean War the company was one of the first to win a contract to overhaul engines for the Air Force. The company continued adding products and services and incorporating other companies, and it became Aviall in 1981. Known and trusted for its dedication to quality and outstanding service, Aviall has continued to expand across the globe and was acquired by The Boeing Company in September of 2006.