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BAS Part Sales Has Acquired Aircraft Salvage Competitor White Industries

BAS Part Sales Has Acquired Aircraft Salvage Competitor White Industries

Posted by BAS | Aircraft Salvage Experts on 3rd Mar 2023

BAS Part Sales is very excited to announce that we have finally completed the acquisition of our oldest competitor in the aircraft salvage and used airplane parts business...White Industries.

Terry White founded White Industries in 1956, making the business 67 years old. The Facilities in Bates City include a full runway, 170 acres of outdoor airplane storage, and 90,000 sq ft of hangar storage. There are over 2,000 airplanes on the yard ranging from small Cessnas to commercial cargo planes and from completely stripped fuselages to nearly complete aircraft. The four hangars include over 500,000 aviation parts for general aviation prop-driven aircraft and turbine engine airplanes of all shapes and sizes. This acquisition gives BAS a vast entry point into the jet airplane parts business.

“At BAS Part Sales, we are excited about the acquisition, and we know our customers will be thrilled with the sheer extent of the inventory we’ll have to offer. We’re also thrilled to welcome White Industries’ employees to our team, who will no doubt enjoy being part of our intensely customer-focused culture. We’re proud of our exceptional customer service, which goes unrivaled in our industry.”

Jared Boles


BAS Part Sales

If you Google White Industries, you will find a treasure trove of articles and images written over the years about a business, and business model, that was unique for a long time. As the years rolled by, the need for used aviation parts became more and more prevalent across the industry as a whole. As a result, white Industries gained several competitors and saw the game change significantly over the years. Without any doubt, Terry White and White Industries was a pioneer in the aircraft salvage business, if not THE pioneer. And our team at BAS is both excited and humbled to have the opportunity to bring the White Industries staff and inventory into the BAS Family.

Here are some of our favorite links related to White Industries

What's Going On At BAS?

Our team at headquarters in Greeley, CO, is excited about the massive inventory that gives us instant access to a whole new group of customers and the 86 years of combined aviation experience we gained with the amazing people that came with this acquisition. Matt, Mike, Cathy, and Mike have been with us in Colorado for a few days onboarding as new BAS employees, learning our system, and training on the new technology and processes they are receiving to bring the antiquated White Industries operation in line with what BAS customers have to expect from us. We are so deligthed to have them and have laughed a lot this week telling war stories and sharing our values and experiences. This group will make a great addition to the family culture we have here at BAS, and they will bring deep experience and knowledge to our existing customers.


BAS customers have grown to love how we do business, which has propelled tremendous growth for us over the past ten years. The new BAS Kansas City will quickly come online to offer the same level of service, the same 90-day guarantee, and the same fast and accurate shipping for jet and general aviation airplane parts and components.

But creating that mirror image of service and detail will take some time. We will start the process of cleaning, researching, cataloging, and listing the Kansas City used airplane parts immediately, but it might take years to get it all done. The goal is to bring as much of that inventory into our existing e-commerce store as quickly as possible. This will require new technology and resources in the Kansas City hangars, new people and processes, and lots of learning and training. But we are up to the task and excited about the possibilities this acquisition offers all of us.

What Does This Mean For White Industries Customers?

Current White Industries customers will see two immediate changes when they call their favorite sales rep...


1 - The BAS Kansas City team will have much more flexibility on pricing. Make an offer, a reasonable offer, and we just might accept it. This acquisition gives Matt and Mike at BAS Kansas City much more authority to wheel and deal with you on big-ticket items. Tried before and couldn't make a deal happen? Try again! BAS is highly motivated to move inventory, so don't hesitate to call and discuss what you need with Matt or Mike and let them know your budget. We will do all we can to make it work for both of us.


2 - In the near term, you will see Matt and Mike moving much faster to get your order handled and out the door. We will be adding staff to the Kansas City location to ensure that Matt and Mike can take care of your needs quickly, without having to personally manage every aspect of pulling the part, researching it, cleaning it, photographing it, etc., before they can make it available to you. Of course, we must hire and train some folks before accomplishing this. But that process is already underway, and you should see a much more fluid, faster customer experience at BAS Kansas City soon.

What Does This Mean For BAS Customers?

BAS customers will have immediate access to a much more extensive inventory of used airplane parts for a much more comprehensive range of makes and models, including business jet and turbine engine parts and components. If we don't have it in stock in Greeley, we will try to locate it in Kansas City. nsiveThis process will be manual in the early days, which will take some time. But as we move the White Industries spreadsheets into our e-commerce system, we will steadily have better access to more information. Regardless of which office you call, we can get the part on the way to you from either location. So more choices, more options, more parts, all available to you with the same unrivaled customer service you have come to expect from BAS.

We Are So Excited!

Our team has put in a lot of hard work and long hours to bring this acquisition to fruition. Now that it is done and the new BAS Kansas City team members are on board, we are ready to satisfy even more of your aviation parts needs. Call us today at 970-313-4823.


Read the full press release here - Aircraft Salvage Company BAS Part Sales Announces Acquisition of White Industries

BAS Part Sales has completed the acquisition of White Industries located in Bates City, MO. White Industries is known throughout the aviation world as the original aircraft salvage and used airplane parts supplier, having established operations roughly 70 years ago.