Talha Faruqi, President
What do the world’s leading airlines, air forces, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centers, airframe, engine parts, component repair management services providers, and OEMs have in common? They’re all either meeting their goals to globalize or access the highest quality parts at the best value, fastest delivery, and exceptional customer service and solutions through their partnership with Aventure Aviation.
A world-class, award-winning commercial and military aviation parts supplier and provider of component repair management services, Aventure Aviation, is a name to reckon with in the export business. As a leading aftermarket aviation parts supplier, Aventure Aviation is dedicated to providing unique, reliable solutions that meet and exceed its customers’ expectations. An established company stocking and selling commercial and military aircraft parts, Aventure Aviation specializes in serving commercial aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer and military aircraft such as Lockheed C130, F-16 and several others.
Founded in 2001, Aventure Aviation has witnessed significant evolution over the years to serve both commercial aerospace and defense sectors alike. On the commercial side, Aventure Aviation offers inventory solutions, provides parts support for narrow and wide-body aircraft, and supports customers operating commuter twin jets. “Our strength has always been in the export market, selling products to countries overseas. After learning from the ups and downs, the cyclical nature of commercial aerospace for almost a decade, we decided to create our defense division in 2010. The fact that we are based in Atlanta, Georgia—proximity to where both Lockheed Martin C-130/L-100 and F-16, are being manufactured—has been a great advantage for us to serve our military customers,” informs Talha Faruqi, President, Aventure Aviation. He adds, “Over the last few years, we have been able to gain considerable traction while selling products and services. Today, we have sole source contracts in North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.”
Aventure Aviation caters to its military customers’ diverse needs with deep expertise in Lockheed Martin C-130 and F-16, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 and F-18, the Airbus A330 MRTT, and the UH-60 and CH-47 helicopters. Primarily catering to airlines, air forces, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centers, the company equips its clients with best-in-class airframe and engine parts and component repair management services for the entire spectrum of ATA chapters. “Not only do we sell our product and services, but we are also a distributor for Tier 1 and 2 OEMs who qualify to AS9100 standards. We draw on our knowledgeable team’s ingrained expertise and our vast international network of sales representatives to help the OEMs internationalize their business,” states Faruqi.
As a result of securing a number of contracts covering aircraft spare parts and component maintenance, repair, and overhaul support, Aventure Aviation’s military division has experienced significant growth. Faruqi accredits this growth to his military sales team and its efforts to work closely with air forces and maintenance facilities customers from the Far East, Europe, Africa, and South America.
Building Stronger Relationships
It goes without saying that Aventure Aviation maintains its leading position in the market by providing tailor-made and cost-effective solutions for its customers. When it comes to running a thriving export business, at the core, Aventure Aviation firmly believes in traveling and meeting its clients on their turf as the top-most priority. Faruqi emphasizes the importance of meeting with the clients, which leads to developing stronger and long-term relationships. According to him, while most American companies are still leery of going to foreign countries to do business, Aventure Aviation ventures where others hesitate to go. Faruqi reveals, “Most companies struggle to understand the culture, customs and language of other countries.” This is where Aventure Aviation’s diversified workforce, which offers unique talents, perspectives, and ideas, creates a difference. With a dynamic team working across six global offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Istanbul, London, Karachi and Toronto, Aventure Aviation is laser-focused on providing reliable, cost-effective solutions for its customers’ aviation parts needs. Traveling to the client’s home court and truly grasping their business, processes, and culture remains the Aventure team’s primary focus in forging trusting and successful relationships.
Aventure Aviation has worked closely with various government organizations such as the Georgia Department of Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Services, Small Business administration, and others, which has provided the company with services matchmaking and host clients in other countries—a feat difficult to achieve by smaller companies. Aventure Aviation also continues to participate in several trade missions and international aerospace exhibitions and conferences conducted overseas. The company management team is often invited to speak at various forums worldwide and share their profound insights and expertise.
The uniqueness of Aventure Aviation also stems from the highest industry standards as a fully accredited aviation parts supplier. The company adheres to the Aviation Suppliers Association Quality System ASA-100 accreditation requirements, satisfying the FAA Advisory Circular 00-56B, ISO 9001:2015, and AS9120B quality standards. This obsession with high standards makes Aventure Aviation an indisputable leader in this niche market, qualifying it as an approved supplier to Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce authorized service centers worldwide.
Faring Well in Uncertain Times
While there is hardly any business that stands unaffected by the global COVID-19 outbreak, Aventure Aviation has also experienced its fair share of challenges. Despite these challenges, the company has been able to succeed through these difficult times by focusing more on its growing business in the military and government areas instead of the commercial sector. Aventure Aviation continues to provide full support to its customers, with a part of its workforce operating from the main facility while the rest working remotely from their homes. The company takes pride in offering its customers the expedited delivery of any Aircraft on Ground (AOG) requirement and shipments, around the clock, seven days a week, year-round.
The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Aventure Aviation—a journey that has been all about adapting and focusing on the needs of the customers. With a strong value proposition in place, Aventure Aviation continues to achieve significant growth while earning industry awards and recognition as a leading provider of aviation parts and services. Aventure is keen to represent OEMs who are looking for new international business and willing to discuss further.