Loans, Hire & Sales
Welcome to Aero Parts Direct
We are a dedicated aviation parts supplier and logistics service company. The principal aim of Aero Parts Direct and it’s staff is to source and supply the components or services required for aircraft in an AOG (“aircraft on ground”) situation.
Every second that a plane sits on the tarmac in need of repair incurs more cost for airlines and ultimately can result in disgruntled passengers. It is estimated that an AOG can cost an airline £150,000 per hour.
The term “AOG” is universally recognized throughout the airline/aviation industries. Due to the exorbitant cost of an AOG situation, it is common practice for competitive airlines to mutually support each other (sharing spare parts, tools & manpower) to minimize the duration and domino effect that can occur if an aircraft operator is required to provision their own resources. (i.e., in emergency situations where aircraft are grounded due to technical failures) in the shortest possible time. We utilise our worldwide part supply chain and expertise to take the headache out of the equation for you, reducing technical delays.
Make Aero Parts Direct a dedicated member of your supply chain.
At Aero Parts Direct, we specialise in the following:
The sourcing of required parts
Sales, loans & hire of parts
The hire and purchase of all tooling
AOG logistics & delivery
Aircraft on Ground or AOG is a term in aviation maintenance indicating that a problem is serious enough to prevent an aircraft from flying. Generally there is always a rush to acquire the parts to put the aircraft (A/C) back into service, and prevent further delays or cancellations of the planned itinerary. AOG applies to any aviation materials or spare parts that are needed immediately for an aircraft to return to service. APD refer qualified personnel and dispatch the parts required to repair the aircraft for an immediate return to service.
When an aircraft “goes AOG” and materials required are not on hand, parts and personnel must be driven, flown, or sailed to the location of the “grounded A/C”. Usually the problem is escalated through an internal AOG Desk, then the Manufacturer’s AOG Desk, and finally competitors’ AOG desks. Thankfully, at APD we can take care of every aspect for you.
AOG personnel are trained to “loan” or “borrow” spare parts from other air carriers, per FAA/EASA etc. regulations. AOG personnel work in conjunction with their carriers’ maintenance operations department, supporting aircraft maintenance with all parts or material requests very rapidly. There are two ways of achieving this: by local engineering support or by support flown out base.
Our #1 priority is to get you back in the air quickly and safely.
We have over 80 years of airline industry experience and expertise. You can trust us to get your aircraft back in the skies swiftly, where it belongs.
We supply to all major airlines and aircraft models
We used Aero Parts Direct when we had a grounded plane at London Stansted Airport, that needed an engine part repaired urgently. The turn around in under 24 hours from sourcing to delivery was fantastic and we could not recommend them highly enough.
Get in touch
Aero Parts Direct
6 Warrix Gardens
9.00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Out with these hours, please contact our
24/7 support team via telephone or email.
Tel: +44 (0)7774 100974