SOURCE: Aerospace Products International

Aerospace Products International

December 08, 2009 09:00 ET

ASE Names API as Exclusive Distributor in Asia Pacific

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Aerospace Products International, Inc. (API), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FAVS) and a leading supplier of innovative distribution and supply chain services for the aviation industry has been selected by Aeronautical Systems Engineering, Inc. (ASE) as the Exclusive Distributor of its flight training devices and full motion simulators throughout Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.

ASE selected API because of API's established presence in key Asian and Australian markets. In addition, API has long-term supply chain management agreements with many of the region's largest flight schools and flight training companies. Furthermore, because of its extensive infrastructure in the region, API has the ability to facilitate business transactions in various countries.

"It is with great pleasure to unveil our business relationship with Aerospace Products International, Inc. (API) as the exclusive distributor for our products in the Asia Pacific region, Australia and New Zealand," stated Mr. Faiek Zora, ASE's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"API is pleased to have been selected by ASE as the exclusive distributor for its products in the Asia Pacific region," said Dr. Ahmed Metwalli, API's President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Metwalli continued, "We have been expanding our reach in this part of the world, especially to flight training centers. With the addition of ASE, we now offer a full complement of training and simulation products that can train a pilot from basic, single-piston engine aircraft to FAA jet type rating."

API is an authorized, master or exclusive distributor to the aviation industry for over 170 high-quality OEM product lines. As a supply chain partner, API strives toward total customer product support and total customer satisfaction. The addition of ASE's product offering supplements API's overall simulator product line with FAA Level C (Full Motion Simulator) Citation Jet 1 and FAA Level 6 Cirrus SR22 G3 training devices.

About Aerospace Products International

API offers worldwide customer service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year (+1.888.API.24X7 or +1.888.274.2497) through strategically located distribution centers and partnerships in the USA, Canada, China, Philippines and Europe.

Aerospace Products International, Inc., headquartered in Memphis, TN, is the leading provider of innovative distribution and supply chain services for the aviation industry. API distributes aircraft parts and related products and components to manufacturers, maintenance providers, and operators of some of the most widely used commercial, corporate and general aviation aircraft. In addition to its product supply services, API offers the aviation industry extensive supply chain management and third-party logistics services and solutions, including forecasting and procurement services, inventory management, rotables management, and product sales. API also offers overhaul and repair services for brakes and starters/generators, and builds custom hose assemblies. Its parent company, First Aviation Services Inc., is a worldwide leader in providing services to the aviation industry.

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