Press Release

Sage Parts expands contract with Delta Air Lines to supply GSE parts onsite at four Delta locations

Melville, New York, July 15, 2011.

Sage Parts, the world’s leading supplier of replacement parts for ground support equipment, has entered into a new contract with Delta Air Lines whereby Sage will dispense replacement parts for ground support equipment (GSE) at major Delta airport hubs in Minneapolis (MSP), Memphis (MEM) and Detroit (DTW).  Those three locations join Sage’s presence at Delta’s Atlanta hub (ATL) where Sage has been providing parts for use in Delta GSE since 2002.

“The success of our relationship with Delta Air Lines through the past decade and the expansion of our onsite parts dispensing centers from one Delta location to four underscores Sage’s business strategy of bringing parts closer to the point of use...saving our customers money by minimizing freight expenses and reducing the costs associated with having to wait for a part to be shipped,” said Mark Pollack, Sage Parts President and CEO. “We are proud to share in Delta’s growth and we look forward to serving their replacement parts needs for many years to come.”

Under terms of the contract, which includes enhanced downline service and parts provisions, Sage will utilize its own highly knowledgeable GSE replacement parts experts to dispense parts at the four major Delta locations.  Sage will also manage on-site parts inventories.  Sage personnel will work closely with Delta maintenance professionals to ensure that the right parts are readily available for ground support equipment in the Delta fleet – increasing operational efficiencies and helping to keep equipment continually up and running.

“In addition to dramatically reducing the potential for downtime, the important benefits Sage brings to Delta are assurances of consistent product throughout their network, as well as high product quality and extensive visibility of their parts consumption profiles...enabling Delta to procure, stock and utilize GSE replacement parts more cost-effectively,” continued Mr. Pollack.

For additional information please contact Sage Parts at 631-501-1300.

About Sage Parts

Sage Parts, headquartered in Melville, New York, has the most extensive ready-to-ship inventory of GSE replacement parts in the world. The company helps minimize expensive GSE downtime and raise profit potential for ground support operations by utilizing an advanced computer database which catalogs all Sage’s parts electronically, enabling rapid availability of parts for virtually all makes and models of GSE both old and new. Sage Parts also offers a comprehensive range of strategic solutions that can lower the total cost of GSE ownership – including life extension programs, equipment conversions, onsite repair and support, preventive maintenance and many other services. Sage Parts has onsite locations at airports throughout the world, including locations in Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG), and Hong Kong (HKG). Sage also operates GSE parts warehousing and shipping facilities at its Melville headquarters, at New York’s two largest airports (JFK and LGA), at several other airports located in key markets throughout North America including two locations in Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and Dallas (DFW), as well as locations in San Francisco (SFO), Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Orlando (MCO), St. Louis (STL), Memphis (MEM), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Calgary (YYC), Vancouver (YVR) and Puerto Rico (SJU).  In addition, T123, a wholly company of Sage Parts, and an international supplier of replacement parts and equipment for GSE has 24 parts distribution operations located at every major airport in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwidein its 2011 World’s Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 346 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 people worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.