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May 10, 2022 - News

AirStart soars higher to achieve Best Managed Gold Standard status

Aviation innovator strikes gold for the seventh year.

TORONTO, MAY 10, 2022
AirStart Incorporated (“AirStart”) has landed on Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies list for the seventh straight year, as a Gold Standard winner.

Given the extraordinary difficulties the aviation industry has faced over the last two years, the achievement “feels monumental,” in the words of CEO and founder Rob Wills — and is reflective of the equally extraordinary ways that the AirStart team has stepped up:

“After two years, the aviation industry is only beginning to recover from COVID-19. But the AirStart team has always been built on ingenuity and adaptability, and we have demonstrated our commitment to going the extra mile to serve our clients and partners during these uncertain times. Instead of slowing down, we found ways to expand our services, create stronger relationships, and help keep our clients in flight. I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished.”

While COVID-19 has had an undeniable impact on business, the past two years have also provided many opportunities for innovators, as demonstrated by AirStart’s record growth. Investments in infrastructure, resources and assets have allowed the company to support an even wider selection of aircraft by Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier and De Havilland.

The company’s asset exchange and leasing program has also been seeded with high-value assets that enable AirStart’s clients to decrease their CASM (cost per available seat mile) and increase their dispatch reliability rate. It’s an investment that will pay big dividends as the aviation industry begins its long post-pandemic recovery.

Many of those dividends come in the form of stronger relationships, which is something the AirStart team has always prioritized. “Our relationships with our clients, our partners and our employees, along with our commitment to innovation, are what drive us every day,” says Anne Vinet, Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development. “The pandemic helped us discover new ways to better serve our customers and our team has become even more efficient as a result.”

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
Aircraft parts at the speed of (F)Light™

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 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-cutting services.

As an accepted vendor at over 500 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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