BAE Systems enters partnership with Kuehne + Nagel for support hub in Miami
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft intends to open a support and services hub by placing a quantity of BAe 146/Avro RJ and Jetstream 41 consumable and rotable spares into an existing Miami, Florida (US) warehouse facility to serve its growing customer base in the Americas for these aircraft.
For these services, BAE Systems will develop a partnership with Kuehne + Nagel, who provide regional logistics aerospace support solutions globally and will support BAE Systems in Miami as part of the 'Supply The Sky' aerospace logistics portfolio.
This new initiative is part of Regional Aircraft's Latin American support strategy which is designed to better service the existing and new operators in the region. It follows a Latin American Support Conference held last year in Lima, Peru at which the intention to offer more regionalised support to provide a more responsive service to these operators was declared.
Although BAE Systems examined the potential for warehousing spares stock in various South American countries, the company said Miami provided the best solution due to its strong pan-Latin American air connections.
The identified spares stock will be despatched from BAE Systems' warehouse at Weybridge, Surrey (UK), direct to Kuehne + Nagel's facility in Miami and replenished in batches as necessary.
Sean McGovern, Business Director Support for BAE Systems Regional Aircraft said today: "The growing popularity of the BAe 146/Avro RJ in particular in South America has meant that we have had to re-evaluate the way we support this market to give operators a more responsive service. In turn this gives us opportunities to grow our support revenues through improved customer service and new lines of business in the region.""We are proud that BAE Systems selected Kuehne + Nagel's aerospace logistics solution to serve their customers in the Americas out of Miami. The provision of aerospace logistics services requires a specific focus and dedicated treatment with special knowledge of the aerospace industry. The regional solutions are part of the Kuehne + Nagel 'Supply The Sky' product portfolio of aerospace tailor-made logistics solutions", explained Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President Aerospace of Kuehne + Nagel Management AG.