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Aviall Named Global Distributor for Honeywell Lighting and Displays Products.

DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ --

Aviall, Inc. (NYSE: AVL) has been appointed as a global distributor for Honeywell Aircraft Lighting and Displays Products-designed and manufactured by Grimes Aerospace Company, a Subsidiary of Honeywell.

Under the terms of the agreement, Aviall will stock and distribute Honeywell's entire Grimes aircraft lighting and displays product lines, including those products used in general aviation, business aviation, helicopter, and airline markets. The scope of Aviall's distribution responsibilities will be worldwide with the exception of direct sales to Japan, Indonesia, Israel, and Italy.

According to F. Charles Elkins, Aviall's Director, Marketing and Supplier Services, "We are excited to represent the foremost lighting company in the aerospace industry. With over seventy years of aerospace lighting manufacturing experience, I am confident that Honeywell's design and manufacturing expertise, combined with Aviall's global network of stocking locations and 24-7 customer ordering capabilities, will provide aviation customers with a powerful and responsive resource for any of their lighting needs."

Elkins continued, "With the addition of Honeywell aircraft lighting and displays product lines, Aviall continues to add to its blue-chip supplier responsibilities. We are confident that the combination of our deep sales coverage, global distribution infrastructure, and industry leading order management technologies, enable Aviall to easily and efficiently bring supply chain value to Honeywell and their customers. This is a clear example of a leading supplier combining with a broad-based distributor to meet superior service and competitive cost challenges."

According to Chuck Stevens, Director, Marketing and Sales, Honeywell Lighting and Electronics, "Aviall's worldwide coverage and service reputation extends and expands our ability to provide reliable and timely service to our customers."

Customers may order Honeywell Lighting and Displays Products through Aviall's website at, or by phoning the nearest Aviall customer service center at 1-800-AVIALL1.

Aviall, Inc. is the world's largest independent distributor of new aviation parts. The company distributes and markets products of more than 180 manufacturers and distributes approximately 90,000 line items from customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also services aviation batteries, hoses, wheels and brakes. Inventory Locator Service, Inc, a subsidiary of Aviall headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is the electronic marketplace for aviation and commercial marine industries that links buyers and sellers of parts and services. Additional information on Aviall is available via Internet at

Honeywell's aerospace business has sales of $10 billion and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. It is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

Honeywell is a US$24-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; power generation systems; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics; and electronic and advanced materials. Honeywell employs approximately 120,000 people in 95 countries and is traded on the London, Chicago and Pacific stock exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information on the company is available on the Internet at
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