France’s OEMServices says the potential of the Airbus A350 market across the Americas region was a factor in its decision to establish a U.S. business.
OEMServices Americas will commence operations in Atlanta from May 1, initially offering distribution services for OEM parts from a 40,000-ft.2 facility. The warehouse will have a staff of 50 after taking over some logistics operations from other companies.
Didier Granger, president and CEO of Paris-headquartered OEMServices, tells MRO Network that the decision to establish a presence in the U.S. was both strategic and opportunistic.
“From a strategic point of view, we needed a more significant presence in the U.S. in order to grow our visibility in the market”, he says, highlighting its earlier successes with airline customers in the Middle East and Russia.
Granger says the company will eventually take a more focused approach toward the region’s Airbus fleet, with the A350 widebody highlighted as a good option. “In terms of opportunity, this lies in the incoming numbers of Airbus A350s coming into fleets across the Americas.” He adds that OEMServices Americas is discussing tenders with unnamed carriers.
The company’s capabilities include component support programs for operators of Airbus A350s, A380s, A320s and A330s, the Boeing 787 and the Russian-manufactured Sukhoi Superjet 100.