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FORMER RYDER AVIATION COMPANIES CHOOSE AVIALL AS THE COMPANY NAME

 DALLAS, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The aviation services companies which are being spun off from Ryder System (NYSE: R) next week will operate in the worldwide marketplace as Aviall, it was announced today by Marshall B. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Aviall, Inc. Aviall is the leading independent international provider of aviation turbine engine overhaul and repair services, and is the leading distributor of aviation parts for airlines and general aviation operators throughout the world. Aviall is also a leading provider of component and accessory repair services to the aviation industry. These aviation companies reported revenue of $1.2 billion as part of Ryder in 1992.
 Most recently, Ryder's aviation companies were operating as Ryder Aviall, Ryder Airline Services and Inventory Locator Service. Inventory Locator Service, which is a provider of on-line data base services linking buyers and sellers of aviation parts, will retain its own name and logo which is widely recognized in the industry. Another highly visible company in the airline engine repair and overhaul industry is the Prestwick, Scotland, facility which operated as Ryder Airline Services Caledonian. This leading provider of engine repair services will now operate as Aviall Caledonian Engine Services. The engine repair and overhaul facility in Dallas will be named Aviall Dallas Engine Services.
 The other business units under the Aviall name are Distribution Services, Aerospace, Accessory Services, and Component Services. Aviall Distribution Services provides aviation parts to the airline and general aviation market, with stocking branches from Amsterdam to Singapore and throughout North America. Aviall Aerospace distributes fasteners to OEMs, subcontractors and airlines.
 Aviall Accessory Services, which is celebrating its 40th year in Miami, is an FAA-approved repair station for aircraft accessories. Aviall Component Services, which operates in McAllen, Texas, repairs and overhauls aircraft turbine engine components such as blades and vanes.
 Aviall is expected to spin off from Ryder System in December and will be traded on the NYSE under the AVL symbol.
 Background
 The Aviall name first came to the marketplace in 1981, when Burbank, Calif.-based Aviation Power Supply acquired Cooper Airmotive from Cooper Industries to form Aviall. In 1984, Aviall became a public company. In 1985, Ryder System, the highway transportation services company, acquired Aviall and Inventory Locator Service. In 1986 Aviall acquired most of Van Dusen Air, Inc., further enhancing Aviall's parts distribution network. Ryder's aviation services were further expanded with the 1987 acquisition of Prestwick, Scotland-based Caledonian Airmotive, a leading provider of airline engine repair and overhaul services.
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