Satair, an Airbus Services company, and BASF have signed an agreement covering the global exclusive distribution of BASF Ozone Converters and Ozone volatile organic compounds (VOC) Converters for commercial aircraft.

In addition to the distribution, the agreement covers repair administration services, making Satair the only provider of BASF repair services and factory new components worldwide.

The agreement marks an evolution in the partnership between the two companies, and brings Satair’s customers the benefits of direct access to OEM parts and repair services by the same experienced BASF professionals who produce new aircraft systems.

Extensive customer network

Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Olivia Cromwell, Business Manager at BASF, said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement with Satair and get access to their extensive customer network. We believe that this partnership will allow us to further our mission of providing high-quality, innovative solutions to the commercial aerospace industry.”

Matt Jessee, Head of OEM Business Development at Satair, added, “We are pleased to expand our partnership with BASF as another key program for Satair’s multi-fleet OEM material services network.

“We look forward to working together to continue to innovate in the aerospace industry and provide our customers with easy access to high-quality BASF components from a trusted source.”

VAS Aero Services

Last year, Satair and VAS Aero Services, a leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services including end-of-life support, signed an agreement under which Satair acquired VAS Aero Services, through its US subsidiary, Satair USA, Inc.

The acquisition complemented Satair’s existing offerings through VAS’ expertise in managing engine and multi-fleet Used Serviceable Material (USM) products, which will play a key role in Satair’s strategic growth initiative in this segment.

“The customers’ demands are changing and we observe a clear prioritization of maximizing value through the complete aircraft lifecycle and beyond, focusing on cost-effectiveness and sustainability. With this acquisition, we are addressing the customers’ needs and securing Satair’s future footprint as a leading player in the material and USM business. Thereby, we are enhancing our capabilities to serve our customers and OEMs through the complete aircraft lifecycle. This acquisition is also a natural fit to Satair’s overall strategy and a complement to the Airbus sustainability agenda at large,” said Bart Reijnen, CEO of Satair.
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