Bii.aero has boosted its stock of A320 family galley inserts having purchased a “significant amount” of inventory.
This has been further supplemented by a large consignment from a major European airline which Bii will manage.
The combined packages comprise more than 1,700 line items including OEM interior components from Zodiac, Airbus, BE Aerospace, Adams-Rite, Holmco, Diehl and Goodrich, among others.
Components included are vacuum lavatories, smoke detectors, ovens, coffee makers, crew handsets, chillers, faucets, fire extinguishers, lights and attendant seats.
“Bii’s warehousing and logistics management is increasingly accessed by third parties seeking flexible support partners,” said Bii sales director Andrew Newell.
“We have the expertise and agreements in place to manage and support the repair and sale of components to achieve best market value for the airline realising the best possible financial return.”
Bii will now utilise its MRO vendor base to recertify the interior cabin/galley material to ensure quality and availability on the shelf. This will further complement the company’s ability to support aircraft with a range of AOG/loan/exchange and outright sale options, Bii said.
“The market for these items is constant when aircraft are flying,” said Newell. “The most frequently removed items are normally water heaters, coffee makers and ovens, so we are building a pool of these fast-turning items.
“Some airlines are currently taking equipment from teardowns and parked aircraft, but these still need to be recertified. For many operators a better solution is to buy recently certified material instead of cannibalising parked aircraft and storing up shortage problems.”