Leki Aviation is expanding its Consolidated Material Management Solutions (CoMMS) service concept to include ground support equipment and the general aviation segment. The Copenhagen-headquartered company, which specializes in component supply and distribution, will now have eight different services under the CoMMS umbrella.
“We’ve been very successful in offering support in line and base material solutions, forward-fit, interiors, rotables, asset management and repairs,” says Peter Kjeldsen, chief operations officer, Leki Aviation. “To now add general aviation and ground support equipment to our service offerings further proves our capabilities to provide full lifecycle support to our partners worldwide.”
According to Kjeldsen, the “moment was right” for the company to expand further into these segments. “This is a further testament to our unique service concept and 360° Fleet Support, which offers the full spectrum of support from inception to exit of an aircraft,” he says. “Being an entirely independent company, we offer flexibility and personalized adaptive solutions that cater to the specific needs of our partners.”
The CoMMS service concept entails personalized support of customers’ fleets through the entire lifecycle through its eight service offerings. A spokesperson for the company says these services help customers reduce costs associated with parts purchases in a variety of ways. For instance, through the line and base material support service, Leki Aviation consolidates orders and manages inventory supply chain, which the spokesperson says reduces a customer’s inventory and administrative work as well as shipping and other associated costs. Through its asset management service, Leki Aviation supports airlines with aircraft teardowns, which the company says helps turn unwanted inventory into money. The company’s spokesperson adds that Leki Aviation’s consignment program allows the company to hold inventory at its warehouses, which provides customers with free warehousing and greater returns.
According to Leki Aviation, the new ground support equipment service will operate similarly to the existing services for commercial airframe. The company will promote equipment that will assist customers in improved operations, such as systems to speed up the time spent drying fuel tanks. The general aviation service will cover support for civil aviation operators, including private and business jets.