Aerospace Resources and its Libyan joint venture partners SAS International Holdings recently announced the signing of two re-seller agreements for aircraft ground support equipment.
Aerospace Resources will be responsible for the supply into the Libyan aviation market of Red Box International’s complete product range, which includes ground power units, continuous power units, rectifiers, specialist inspection equipment and light tugs.
ARL has also secured exclusive rights for the Libyan territory to supply the complete range of civil and military aircraft tugs and tractors produced by Eagle Tugs, which is based in Michigan, in the US.
Richard Blain, Chief Executive of Aerospace Resources, commented on the deal.
“Along with our Libyan joint venture partners and our presence in the country, we are well placed to promote and supply aviation support products to the re-developing aviation market in Libya. We are actively looking for manufacturers to represent and we are well placed to access this challenging but exciting new market.”
Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime last year, Libya has been working to re-equip its air force and civil operators with more modern Western equipment. UN trade embargoes are still in place, however, but ARL, working closely with the British government body UK Trade and Investment, is fast establishing itself as a key facilitator for companies worldwide who wish to access the Libyan civil and military aviation markets.
Signing on behalf of Red Box International, Managing Director Adrian Jackson said: “We are delighted to appoint Aerospace Resources and their Libyan joint venture partners as our exclusive re-sellers in Libya. Red Box provides a wide range of robust, reliable and high-tech ground support equipment, which is ideally suited to the Libyan aviation market.”
Justin Akinleye, Global Operations Director of Eagle Tugs, added: “We are excited to be entering this new territory with exceptionally competent local partners who will be able to promote our products. As with many other territories, comprehensive in-country support will be provided by Aviation Spares and Repairs of the UK.”
The agreements mark the first in what is likely to be a series of re-seller appointments for the Libyan market, a market that depends heavily on its aviation infrastructure.