VSE Aviation Announces $350 Million in Distribution Agreements

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC, "VSE", or the "Company"), a leading provider of aftermarket distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO") services for land, sea and air transportation assets for government and commercial markets, today announced that its VSE Aviation segment has entered into four distribution agreements with various global business and general aviation (“B&GA”) original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) for a combined value of approximately $350 million. Each of the agreements are anticipated to commence in early 2023, with contract terms ranging between two and 15 years in duration.

“VSE continues to develop strong, long-term partnerships with leading global aircraft engine and airframe manufacturers who value our ‘tip-to-tail’ distribution and product line management solutions,” stated John Cuomo, President and CEO of VSE Corporation. “Our program performance and unique OEM-focused value proposition are being recognized in the market with new business extensions and expansions on existing programs. These awards will serve to advance our domestic and international distribution relationships with both new and existing end-users, while further establishing VSE as a trusted partner of choice in the aviation market.”

“These multi-year agreements are a testament to the extensive technical capabilities and customer-centric, on-demand service VSE provides, along with our deep relationships with global OEM brands who value our integrated solutions and robust program execution capabilities,” stated Ben Thomas, President of VSE Aviation. “We remain focused on providing aftermarket solutions for a growing base of business and general aviation operators, while continuing to build recurring, long-term revenue streams that support the ratable growth of our business.”

The exclusive distribution agreements include the following:

  • A new 15-year distribution agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada in the Asia Pacific region, representing a geographic expansion of the previously-awarded distribution agreement covering North America (announced in 2021). Under the terms of the new agreement, VSE Aviation will provide new engine line maintenance spare parts and engine accessory exchange support to engine operators, customers and maintenance providers located throughout the Asia Pacific regions. VSE Aviation expects to service more than 4,000 aircraft based in 57 different countries in the Asia Pacific region with on-demand, flight-critical components on a 24/7 basis to support scheduled line maintenance and AOG (“aircraft on-ground”) events.
  • A new, 5-year distribution agreement with a global OEM to be the exclusive distributor in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (“EMEAI”) for fuselage mounted antenna (“FMA”) systems. Under the terms of the agreement, VSE Aviation will be the exclusive distributor in EMEAI for satellite communication systems for business jets, designed to provide seamless, broadband-class data connectivity worldwide. VSE Aviation is currently the exclusive North American distributor of tail-mounted antenna systems, and by adding the FMA systems, VSE Aviation can now fully support B&GA operators in the US and EMEAI.
  • The expansion of an existing distribution agreement with a global OEM, under which VSE Aviation will be the exclusive distributor of an inertial reference system, a navigation device supporting a wide range of aircraft platforms for Bombardier, Hawker, Dassault, Cessna and Gulfstream jets. The expanded agreement will provide revenue opportunities as both new and existing business jet customers leverage the full breadth of the Company’s combined distribution and repair capabilities.
  • A new, 2-year agreement as a sales channel partner to distribute more than 200,000 spare parts supporting Embraer business jets, including the Phenom, Praetor, Legacy, and Lineage airframes. The new distribution program provides VSE Aviation’s B&GA customers with immediate access to spare parts inventory. VSE Aviation was selected as a sales channel partner due its core competency of supporting B&GA airframe OEMs with both in-production and late-in-life component solutions.

VSE is a leading provider of aftermarket distribution and repair services for land, sea and air transportation assets for government and commercial markets. Core services include MRO services, parts distribution, supply chain management and logistics, engineering support, and consulting and training services for global commercial, federal, military and defense customers. VSE also provides information technology and energy consulting services. For additional information regarding VSE's products and services, visit www.vsecorp.com.

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Noel Ryan | 720.778.2415 | investors@vsecorp.com

Source: VSE Corporation