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May 9, 2023 - News

AirStart goes the distance to achieve Best Managed Gold Standard status

The aviation innovator holds gold status for the eighth year. 

TORONTO, May 9, 2023

AirStart Incorporated (“AirStart”) has landed on Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies list for the eighth straight year, as a Gold Standard winner. 

Given the challenges the aviation industry has faced over the last three years, the achievement “is an honour,” says CEO and founder Rob Wills, and is a testament to the hard work of the entire AirStart team:

“The pandemic hit aviation especially hard. But instead of slowing down, we emerged stronger and found innovative ways to operate our business, build new relationships, and help keep our clients in flight. Through our past successes, our team is more than ready to continue going the extra mile to serve our clients as our industry recovers.”

The team’s ingenuity and adaptability meant that AirStart emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic well positioned for growth. As the aviation industry returns to pre-COVID numbers, AirStart continues to maintain the highest levels of service in the aviation aftermarket while finding new ways to reduce their customers’ cost per available seat mile (CASM). 

“Our commitment to our partners is what drives us every day, even during difficult times,” says Anne Vinet, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.

“Now that we can meet in person again, our relationships with our clients and partners are even stronger.” 

About Best Managed Companies

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies (BMC) program is a global initiative to identify and recognize private companies with advanced management ideas and excellent business performance. Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. 

About AirStart

AirStart provides critical maintenance support to airlines, repair stations and trading partners around the world. 

Every day, AirStart helps airlines around the world avoid the multiple negative consequences of grounded aircraft through its innovative Rapid Exchange (RX) program. Rapid Exchange (RX) allows commercial airlines and business jet operators to exchange unserviceable parts for replacement components, immediately and at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new parts outright. 

Supplying consumable and rotable parts for practically every commercial aircraft in the sky, AirStart can be credited with helping thousands of passengers avoid equipment–related delays and helping the aviation industry in Canada and beyond continue to prosper through its efficient, cost optimization services. 

As an accepted vendor at over 100 aviation-buying entities, AirStart has credit terms with every single component supplier globally and is AS9120B certified and an accredited ASA member. AirStart adheres to the highest quality standards in existence in the aerospace industry. For more information, please visit

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