AIT Worldwide Logistics Accepts Membership in the Aviation Logistics Network as the Association's Exclusive U.S. Partner
Admittance to the organization bolsters the company’s credentials as a solutions leader in the demanding Aircraft on Ground industry
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (June 14, 2017) – AIT Worldwide Logistics has joined the Aviation Logistics Network (ALN), becoming the exclusive U.S. member in the independent international association.
The ALN is a multilateral partnership of logistics providers that specialize in delivering time-critical freight for the aerospace industry. AIT has been granted membership in the network after demonstrating the capability to deliver door-to-door shipments (including hand-carries) of sensitive aeronautical components both quickly and securely.
AIT’s membership in the ALN provides added assurance for the company's commercial, government and military customers that their international Aircraft on Ground (AOG) shipments are being handled exclusively by proven specialists whose credentials have been vetted by the association. Likewise, ALN affiliates around the world provide compliance and customs clearance expertise in their respective locales for all cargo flowing through the network.
In the U.S., AIT’s AOG Control Tower is based in the Chicago area and staffed around the clock by subject matter experts monitoring time-critical aircraft part shipments ranging from the very small and light (O-rings and relay switches) to the very large and heavy (jet engines and wing flaps). As a new member in the network, AIT’s AOG professionals have also invested in designing and conducting a complete training program for suppliers. This initiative promotes best practices for properly preparing, staging and handling aerospace components, especially engines.
Greg Weigel, AIT’s Executive Vice President, Global Operations, said, "We are honored to be a member of the ALN – one of the most advanced aerospace supply chain strategies in the world. Becoming the exclusive U.S. partner is a strong endorsement of the subject matter expertise, quality and high service intensity that AIT leverages when executing complex solutions for this uniquely demanding industry. Together, AIT and ALN are reshaping the landscape in aerospace and defense logistics."
About AIT Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT’s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business. For more information, visit www.aitworldwide.com.
At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers’ trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities.
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