Air Transport World

Ryder automates parts location; airlines can get prices and delivery or shipping information, enter orders or check status.

In the not-so-distant past, the act of locating a needed aircraft part entailed seemingly endless telephone calls or letters to manufacturers, suppliers or other airlines. Now, anyone with a computer and modem not only can find any part he may be seeking but can obtain price quotes, place orders and even be invoiced on-line as well, probably within seconds.

Typical of the computerized parts services are those found under the Ryder Systems umbrella. The new parts handled by the Dallas-based airline-distribution arm of Ryder's Airline Services Division (ASD) can be ordered through that organization's Aeromax system via ATA Spec 2000 or direct computer-to-computer link. The redistributed parts in which Miami-based Aviation Sales Co. …

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