Created to support customers in their return to flight, the AssetFlex service program delivers customized solutions to meet changing customer needs. As the world’s demand for commercial and military air travel gains momentum, the airline industry continues to tackle supply chain challenges and resource limitations. It is now critical for fleet owners to use industry expertise to right-size their balance sheets, manage their supply base and revisit their “just in time” part strategies.
To get the job done quickly with ease and to ensure the best return, it’s imperative to choose a partner with experience, extensive reach in the market, and the expertise to build a flexible and customized plan. This is where the Collins Aerospace AssetFlex service programs deliver solutions.
AssetFlex, powered by Intertrade, leverages our aftermarket reach and expertise to provide consignment, exchange, and repair chain management services expanding Collins Aerospace reach to service both Collins and other OEM products.
What we do
Flat rate exchange
Repair chain management
How it works
- Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our experts.
- Get a customized plan that directly addresses your needs and goals, including:
- Proactive marketing and sales plan, including deep OEM knowledge and extensive reach into our MRO and other networks
- Fully compliant execution of buying and selling assets
- Frequent updates so you can track your inventory and returns
- Periodic assessments and updates of your plan
- Key milestones and timelines
- Dedicated AssetFlex program manager for direct communication and help along the way
- Work hand-in-hand with Collins to execute your plan, monetize your assets and stay on top of what’s working and not working to continuously improve and flex our services to your needs over time.
Request a no-obligation consultation
Why you need a flexible solution
When it comes to navigating today's challenges, there simply is not a "one-size-fits-all" solution. Just some of the variables that will determine your unique solution include:
- Assets under management goals
- Fleet plans
- Capital requirements
- Risk strategy
- Flexibility requirements for adapting strategies to a changing market
- Available resources for planning and execution
- Expertise in aftermarket transactions, from effective marketing strategies to compliance requirements
Frequently asked questions
This solution can be applied to most any engine or aircraft platform; however, is best suited when Intertrade can offer efficiencies by accessing products and services made available as the platform has reached the “mature” phase of its lifecycle, typically between 10 to 25 years since entry into service.
The AssetFlex service program supports all engine and airframe products by leveraging both Collins and our trusted global network of thousands of MROs, airlines and industry partners. All Products. All OEMs.
Created to support customers in their recovery, the AssetFlex service program delivers customized solutions to meet changing customer needs. Our products and services are designed to unlock your internal value tailored to your unique goals, strategies, and capabilities through strategic consultation. In this program both the customer and Collins Aerospace will benefit; collaborating to learn and develop enhanced process and procedures that will drive efficiency.
We take a three phased approach: first by conducting an (1) assessment used to create a (2) statement of work with value trades, then (3) execution. AssetFlex is uniquely designed to enable maximum parts coverage for the customer in a cost-effective manner that drives the best performance through defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) while developing customer internal knowledge base and organizational capabilities far beyond the contract period.
AssetFlex is powered by Intertrade to help the customer navigate all products and services including Collins businesses. When it pertains to AssetFlex service programs, we are your “one-stop.” One contract. One order. One invoice. One central receiving and shipping location.
Intertrade will work with our customers to find the best solution including coordinating with existing service agreements. Our repair chain management transparent pricing structure and cost-plus material sourcing solutions will leverage customer preferred pricing to ensure overall best value.
With all of this and more, there are a variety of options to consider and a variety of ways to execute those options. It’s a lot to navigate, especially when you have limited resources and need to remain nimble as the world gets back to air travel.
An effective aftermarket solution should not be set and left alone. You need a dedicated partner to monitor and adjust with you over time. Through the Collins AssetFlex service programs powered by Intertrade, we help align your strategies to a number of creative solutions for meeting overall financial, maintenance and growth goals.
The Collins Aerospace difference
As one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, Collins Aerospace has a vast depth and breadth of product and aerospace market knowledge. Paired with the quality and expertise of our Intertrade business for selling, exchanging, leasing and maintaining recertified parts, we are uniquely positioned to unlock value tailored to your unique goals, strategies and capabilities.
Intertrade – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Collins Aerospace and the power behind the AssetFlex service program – is a service-based business that buys, recertifies, and sells aviation airframe and engine components, and is a premier provider of repair chain management. Intertrade has more than a 50-year history as a successful business partner to aircraft operators and owners worldwide and manages assets and components for nearly every aircraft type and associated OEM part number. It holds the highest quality standards, including being ISO-9120B certified. Intertrade maintains hundreds of thousands of square feet of warehouse space and executes thousands of transactions annually. Backed by the power of Collins Aerospace, Intertrade is the ideal partner for your aftermarket needs.