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Wesco Aircraft Receives Supplier of the Year Performance Excellence Award From Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.

VALENCIA, Calif., March 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR), the world’s leading provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, today announced that it has been recognized for supplier performance excellence by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC).

Wesco received the 2016 Supplier of the Year Performance Excellence Silver Award from COMAC for outstanding customer service and delivery performance. Wesco provides C-class hardware, tooling and electronic components to support COMAC’s C919 and ARJ21 aircraft programs, and supplies chemicals to the COMAC Aircraft Test Center in Shanghai for the ARJ21.

The award was presented to Wesco at the COMAC Supplier Conference 2017, which was held March 21 at the Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute.

Dave Castagnola, Wesco Aircraft’s president and chief executive officer, said, “We greatly value our relationship with COMAC and are honored to be recognized with this award. It underscores Wesco’s strong commitment to service excellence and our ability to support customers around the globe. We look forward to continuing our partnership with COMAC and contributing to its ongoing success.”

Wesco, which currently operates 57 locations in 17 countries, established its China branch office in Shanghai in 2011. The company serves more than 8,000 customers globally, including major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Tier One suppliers and aftermarket service providers.

About Wesco Aircraft

Wesco Aircraft is the world’s leading distributor and provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, based on annual sales. The company’s services range from traditional distribution to the management of supplier relationships, quality assurance, kitting, just-in-time delivery and point-of-use inventory management. The company believes it offers one of the world’s broadest portfolios of aerospace products, including C-class hardware, chemical and electrical and comprised of more than 565,000 active SKUs.

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The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. The reader should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the company’s business, including those described in Wesco Aircraft’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These or other uncertainties may cause the company’s actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in any forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Jeff Misakian
Vice President, Investor Relations
661-362-6847
Jeff.Misakian@wescoair.com

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