Pattonair at Farnborough Airshow: More geographic territories, new service offerings highlighted

Tuesday 17th July 2018

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  • PattonAir  - New Agile Vend

Pattonair, the leading global supply chain provider to the aerospace industry, has seen a very positive start to 2018 and it returns to Farnborough Airshow this week - Hall 1 1140  (16th to 22nd July) with a much larger exhibition space than 2016, featuring some new tech products designed to help its customers be more efficient and cost effective. 

The Derby, UK, headquartered business, which supports OEMs and tier two and three suppliers, will present a variety of innovative and smart new services enabled by the latest technology.

Pattonair's expansion has focused recently on opening new entities and facilities across the globe, in line with customers' specific requirements. It has expanded its presence in Poland, Japan, India and in a number of new locations in the United States.

"This geographic expansion reflects Pattonair's ambition to fulfil the role as supplier of choice to its target market across the globe," says Pattonair CEO Wayne Hollinshead.   Pattonair is looking to add more geographic territories in the coming 12 months, as well as planning new developments with its customers," he notes.  

"This is a very exciting time in the supply chain for aerospace. Our level of enquiries, pipeline of new business and our successful renewal rate is stronger than ever," Wayne added.  He will be in Farnborough with his leadership team including Dave Fawcett, Chief Commercial Officer, Group Business Development Director, Glenn Puddifoot, Commercial Director and Jim Smith, MRO Services Director. 

Towards the paperless supply chain

A big focus Pattonair is sharing at the show is its drive toward the paperless supply chain.  Here it has collaborated with Deloitte UK which is bringing its expertise in block chain technology to the business. Together, both organisations will share and demonstrate their latest joint thinking.

Every product and solution in the Pattonair portfolio will be loaded on the new Patton App, shared on ipads on their stand - a solution Pattonair has been working closely on with one of its leading customers, Rolls-Royce.

Agile Vend - new entrant in its MRO solutions portfolio

Pattonair will be showcasing its Zero Lead-Time Agile Vend, an intelligence-based tech version of its Agile Warehouse, featuring built in technology.  Customers access it by secure access control to request their parts which are stored in multi configurable drawers, each opens only when requested.  Agile Vend directly links to Pattonair HQ so the forecasting, demand management, replenishment and shipping process is digitalised recording every transaction electronically.

The system started trialling with a major MRO supplier earlier this year and feedback has been very positive.  It is robust, efficient and stops waste.  Designed with a Zero Lead-Time methodology, the aim is to allow point of use material management with real time system allocation and full regulatory batch traceability.  

The aerospace industry needs robust services and solutions that are scalable and sustainable and have a Zero Defect approach to right fist time and utilising digitalisation architecture.  This is what Agile Vend delivers.    With Agile Vend there is no more waiting several hours or shifts for parts and having fitters and inspectors waste time with reservations and order management. - Agile Vend brings real-time allocation at the point of use in sub 60 seconds.

Agile Vend complements Agile Warehouse under Pattonair's Zero Lead-Time MRO services through smart kitting.  Pattonair's enhanced MRO Services, designed from the ground up, deliver customer value through optimised, scalable and sustainable services. They cover all MRO aspects of aerospace, marine and Industrial market sectors.   

Agile Vend and the MRO products are a direct result of demand from OEMs and MROs, operators and lessors to retain product on-wing for longer periods to reduce the total cost of overhaul; Big data and engine health monitoring are optimising on-wing longevity and shop visit planning profiles," says Jim Smith, MRO Services Director, who will demo it at the show.

About Pattonair

Pattonair is the aerospace and defence industry's leading global supply chain provider boasting a 40-year legacy of excellence and innovation in the sector.  Headquartered in Derby, UK, it offers a global service though dedicated facilities in Singapore, China, Poland, Brazil, Canada and five cities in the USA.  Its supports blue chip engine and airframe manufacturers and MRO customers with tailored supply chain management solutions providing C class parts. The company prides itself on providing outstanding customer service, high quality standards and approval systems.

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