Intertrade was founded in 1969 by two former Collins Radio Company employees. The company specialized in supplying reliable and reputable Collins avionics to the aftermarket.
Over the next twenty five years, Intertrade operated as a small family-run airframe parts trading business specializing in avionics with a handful of employees. In 1994, Intertrade embarked on an expansion plan and broke ground on a new 16,000 square foot facility in Cedar Rapids for its headquarters and warehouse operations. During this time, the company grew to 25 employees, purchased its first B737-300 for part-out, and generated annual sales of about $20 million.
In 1999, avionics and electronics original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Rockwell Collins, acquired Intertrade, which now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins. With this acquisition, Intertrade leveraged its affiliation with a major OEM while being able to provide other enhanced services due to Rockwell Collins’ strong customer relationships, global presence, product knowledge, and solid financial position.
In 2013, Intertrade continued to expand and opened its engine division in Boca Raton, FL to focus on customer demand for CFM56, CF34, V2500 and PW100 engine material. In 2015 this service was further expanded to include the offering of unserviceable, as well as, airworthy engines.
Today, Intertrade with over 70 employees and over $100 Million in global annual sales, provides a broad range of services including OEM parts distribution, supply programs, consignment redistribution programs, repair chain management solutions, asset leasing and exchanges.
Intertrade maintains one of the largest used equipment inventories in the industry, with over $70 million in avionics, airframe, and engine parts and accessory products ready for immediate delivery. Intertrade supports its global customer base from its 84,000 square foot Memphis distribution center and regional distribution centers in London and Singapore in order to satisfy 24-hour customer requirements. This inventory investment coupled with a dedicated team of experts allows Intertrade to meet customers' operational requirements in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.
On the commercial and regional narrow body aircraft platforms, Intertrade specializes in newer generation A320, B737, CRJ, ERJ and ATR platforms. On the widebody platforms, Intertrade stocks B767, B777, A330, and A340 material. Our government and military division platforms include six primary platforms consisting of types of F-15, F16, F18, C-130, UH-60 and CH47 aircraft. Additionally, Intertrade supplies business jet avionics and offers a component repair management service to its military and commercial customers.
To provide the quality that our customers expect, Intertrade employs FAA licensed A&P mechanics to implement its AS9120 certified quality system. Intertrade is also an active ASA-100 member and is AC-0056B compliant.
With nearly 50 years of experience backed by Rockwell Collins, Intertrade is your trusted source and is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with reliable and reputable aftermarket solutions.