BAX GLOBAL SIGNS CONTRACTS WITH AIRBUS, AIR FRANCE
BAX Global, the Irvine, Calif.-based air freight forwarder and logistics provider, has signed contracts with two aerospace companies, Airbus Industrie and Air France.
The Airbus contract, which begins June 1, calls for BAX to act as one of the aerospace company's in-house forwarders at Airbus' Worldwide Material Service Center in Hamburg. BAX said it will handle about 2,000 to 3,000 shipments per month, or about half of the import and export of spare parts, part kits and repair parts for Europe's largest aircraft manufacturer. Airbus and BAX are developing a customs information technology inventory management and online tracking and tracing system.
The Air France contract calls for BAX to manage a “substantial part” of the airline's materials through its facilities at Orly and Roissy, France. The contract calls for time-definite, door-to-door delivery for all items imported and exported from parts vendors in Asia, France and the United States.
BAX has added five new aerospace contracts in the past year, and its aerospace customers now include British Airways, GE Engine Services, Air New Zealand Engineering Services, US Airways, British Aerospace, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky and Ansett Airlines.
“There is not one airline or OEM we are not working with in some way,” said Joey L. Carnes, president of BAX Global. “Growth has just exploded for us in this category.”