Competitive aviation increasingly requires minimizing the stocks of inventory owned and kept onsite by airlines while preserving speedy access to necessary spares. It also requires very fast turnaround of major repairs at shops, which demands prompt access to necessary parts.
Both types of fast part access present myriad challenges, not least of which is getting parts across borders and through customs. In Brazil, that has long been a bit of a hurdle. Speed is now imperative as the nation gains significance in global aviation markets.