Efficiency is Critical: Benefits of Kitting

Kitting is one of the many inventory management services offered by global aerospace hardware distributor, Aircraft Hardware West (AHW). The benefits of kitting are well known, including enhanced efficiency and reduced costs by cutting down on purchasing, receiving, and pulling product for production. Kitting is a value-added service provided by AHW at no additional cost […Read More]

Case Study: Automating Supply Chain Metrics, Enhancing Visibility and Customer Service With Quantum Control

Aircraft Hardware West relies on Quantum Control MRO & Logistics Software to streamline their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program and provide real-time reporting to their customers.

Aircraft Hardware West (AHW) offers a wide variety of products and customized solutions, specializing in aircraft fasteners, electrical components, and placards for aircraft applications, […Read More]

Aircraft Hardware West Expands Vendor Managed Inventory Services Nationally with Multi-Year Unilode Aviation Solutions VMI Contract

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Unilode Aviation Solutions manages the world’s largest outsourced fleet of ULDs and owns the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of containers, pallets and inflight foodservice equipment. Aircraft Hardware West (AHW) entered a multi-location/multi-year vendor managed inventory (VMI) hardware logistics, provisioning, and delivery program. Powered by AHW’s state-of-the-art […Read More]

Aircraft Hardware West – Continuous Improvement through Safran VMI Re-Design

Aircraft Hardware West (AHW) has been an elite partner and member of Safran’s aircraft seat manufacturing hardware supply chain since 2008. These long-term contracts have been delivered through traditional logistics methodologies and, since 2015, more advanced inventory management delivery models. Safran Seats has a strong international presence on three continents and in five countries around […Read More]

AHW Signs LTA with Leading Aerospace Fastener Manufacturer, Arconic Fastening Systems

AHW has announced that they have entered into a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Arconic Fastening Systems executed this week and to take effect on Dec 1, 2019, and effective until Dec 1, 2022. This agreement covers a wide variety of products that will support AHW’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs in the U.S. and […Read More]

Boeing Encore Interiors Signs 2-Year Contract Extension with AHW

On September 18th, 2019, Aircraft Hardware West has extended its Long Term Agreement with Encore Interiors, a Boeing Company, for an additional 2 years. Encore is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of aircraft interiors and structural products. AHW and Encore had entered into this Long Term Agreement in January of 2017 and was […Read More]

Safran Seats signs new 5-Year Agreement with Aircraft Hardware West

Safran signs a 5 year contract with Aircraft Hardware West (AHW) to provide aerospace hardware and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Services for their Safran Seats North American facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. This agreement also extends to all other Safran business units worldwide including Safran Seats France, Tunisia and China. With established VMI programs […Read More]

AHW CEO Presents at Mexico’s Aerospace Summit 2019

This August 14th and 15th 2019, Aircraft Hardware West, Inc. (AHW) showed a strong presence at Mexico’s Aerospace Summit in Queretaro, MX, with their booth and on the main stage demonstrating its strength and relevancy in the Aerospace Hardware Distribution and Inventory Management areas. CEO Frank Ioffrida was part of a panel of suppliers discussing, […Read More]

AHW’s Participation in Mexico’s Aerospace Summit

The Mexico Aerospace Summit, held in Queretaro, Mexico on August 16-17, 2018, demonstrated why Mexico’s manufacturing, logistics and distributions industries are growing significantly in the aerospace, automotive, electronics and medical sectors. Aircraft Hardware West was proud to be part of the conference members on display, highlighting our wide range of aircraft hardware products and services. […Read More]

Aircraft Hardware West is now a member of FEMIA!

Aircraft Hardware West is proud to announce that they have been ratified as an official Affiliate member of FEDERACIÓN MEXICANA DE LA INDUSTRIA AEROESPACIAL, A.C. (FEMIA)

The Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industries, A.C. (FEMIA) is a nonprofit association which integrates the majority of the aerospace companies in Mexico. The Federation was established in November […Read More]

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