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ITS Expands Distribution Agreement with Vogt Aero

ITS (Infinity Trading & Solutions) has expanded their agreement with Vogt Aero to be the exclusive distributor of their line of PMA parts for Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. As an established supplier of aftermarket nose-to-tail spares, ITS is now offering this alternate channel for end users in these regions, as well as Latin America. Vogt Aero has been engineering quality aerospace parts for over 25 years. Their product line includes FAA-approved cabin replacement parts for galley, lavatory and smoke detection, as well as a cost and maintenance effective A320 main ship battery. “We are very excited about this expanded partnership with Vogt,” said Bo Lump, ITS’ VP of Sales. “ITS has been a trusted source for components and rotables since 2002 and this gives our airline and MRO customers another supply chain option. With global airlines seeking cost effective, alternative solutions with increased reliability during this historic time in our industry, PMA has become a…

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In our annual State of the Industry feature, we ask top leaders in our industry to give us their take on where we are and where we are going as an industry. These leaders freely share their knowledge and wisdom with us so we can benefit from their expertise, experience and deep understanding of the market in which we work. Asking for input this year was daunting. It’s…