DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall Services, Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has entered into a distribution agreement with Sofrance, a subsidiary of Safran, to market and distribute spare filtration products designed and manufactured by Sofrance. Sofrance is a leading developer of solutions for customers to filter fluids and gases to protect equipment in aeronautics, industry, defense and space. The company supports a large variety of airframes, engines, operators, and MROs in the aerospace industry. The new agreement, which is effective immediately, authorizes Aviall to market and distribute Sofrance aftermarket products to customers in the commercial sector from Aviall's 40 global customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. "We are pleased to announce that Sofrance has selected Aviall to help distribute its products," Dan Komnenovich, president and CEO of Aviall, Inc., said. "The Sofrance line of products complements our existing market basket enabling us to expand our product offerings and better serve our customers around the world." The Sofrance parent company, Safran, is a leading international high-technology group in aerospace, defense and security. "We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Aviall as a worldwide distributor of our products," Pierre Farrenq, CEO of Sofrance, said. "We look forward to our mutual growth as a result of this strategic partnership." ABOUT AVIALL Aviall Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries. Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is one of the world's largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries and wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers. ABOUT SOFRANCE Sofrance (F0559), a subsidiary of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, part of Safran Group, is a leading developer of on-board filtration solutions in the aerospace industry covering all types of fluid (engine fuel and lubricant, hydraulic, cabin air and gas) for a large range of civil and military aircraft, rotorcraft, space launchers and satellites. Ongoing investments in research and state-of-the-art technologies are a fundamental part of the Sofrance strategy and enable the company's skilled engineering team to satisfy its customers' needs. Sofrance offers a wide range of OEM-approved low and high pressure hydraulic manifolds, case drain filters, decontamination filters, last chance filters, avionics, cabin air recirculation filters, clogging indicators, check and sampling valves. Sofrance supports aftermarket customers worldwide through its distribution network. To learn more about Sofrance, visit www.sofrance.com. SOURCE Aviall Services, Inc.