Boeing opens new parts distribution site in Poland

Opening ceremony at the new Boeing spares facility in Poland.
Photo Credit: Boeing

A new Boeing Distribution Services site has now opened at Poland’s Panattoni Park Rzeszów Airport III.

The facility more than doubles the space for storing aircraft parts compared to the prior location and expands Boeing’s presence in Poland’s Aviation Valley, a unique industrial hub.

Improved spares delivery times

The establishment of the new Polish site enables advanced, customized shipping and packing processes for Boeing’s partners.

This will mean an improvement in delivery times to commercial and military customers, including airlines, original equipment manufacturers, and maintenance, repair and overhaul operations.

“Our goal is to expand our business in the vibrant Podkarpacie region and Europe, creating new jobs and opportunities for industrial partnerships,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, President, Boeing Germany, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe.

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Boeing service presence in Poland

Boeing Distribution Services has operated in Poland since 2005, and supports more than 200 customers in the military and civil aerospace sectors.


The headquarters in Rzeszów is Boeing’s second largest distribution center in Europe, after the chemical and specialty materials facility in Hensteadt-Ulzburg, Germany.

In October 2022, Boeing opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Hensteadt-Ulzburg, Germany, one of Boeing’s most technologically advanced facilities.

That facility, along with the new site in Poland, will help the company meet the growing demand for parts and professional aviation services across Europe.

“We are focused on continuing to grow our distribution services capabilities by leveraging and expanding our global network,” said William Ampofo, vice president, Parts & Distribution Services and Supply Chain, Boeing Global Services.

“This further strengthens our ability to deliver the products and services our customers need, when and where they need them.”

Boeing’s diverse and expansive Parts & Distribution Services portfolio includes more than 15 million parts, services and tailored, platform-agnostic solutions that reduce cost, risk and complexity for production and aftermarket customers around the globe.

Boeing has been present in Poland for more than 30 years. Employees at the Boeing sites in Warsaw, Gdańsk and Rzeszów further support the manufacturers mission to develop, manufacture and service commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers worldwide.

The European supply chain problem

Aircraft spares and components delivery has been a problem for European aviation operators in recent years. This is due to a number of factors, including:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted supply chains and increased demand for aircraft spares.
  • The war in Ukraine, which has also disrupted supply chains and increased demand for aircraft spares.
  • The aging aircraft fleet in Europe, which requires more frequent maintenance and repairs.

The supply chain issues have become the key problem for the global aviation sector, and similarly European aviation operators have experienced delays in receiving aircraft spares and components, which has led to flight cancellations and delays.

In some cases, this has led to operators making the decision to ground aircraft due to a lack of spares and maintenance support.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken steps to address the problem of aircraft spares and components delivery, including:

  • Working with aircraft manufacturers to increase production of spares.
  • Encouraging operators to stockpile spares.
  • Relaxing some safety regulations to allow operators to use alternative parts.

Despite these measures, the problem of aircraft spares and components delivery is likely to continue to be a challenge for European aviation operators in the near term.

The move by aviation manufacturer Boeing to bolster its aftermarket support in Poland provides some relief for regional operators.

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