ILS Launches Beta Portal For Aviation Industry

Includes First Industry Specific Internet Search

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventory Locator Service(R), LLC (ILS), the largest and most active e-marketplace in the aviation and defense industries, today announced the beta launch of a specialized Aviation Portal, Industry Eyes. To develop the comprehensive, industry-specific Industry Eyes portal, ILS teamed up with Massachusetts-based Terabase Corporation.

Industry Eyes is the first online research tool of its kind tailored to the aviation industry. The portal brings together aviation industry-related information via an aviation specific web search, an interactive industry directory, and a cross-referenced FAA database. Instead of sifting through dozens of web sites to research industry information, users can now use Industry Eyes to locate information within a single site and in a matter of seconds.

The Industry Eyes portal consists of three key elements. First, the portal includes industry-specific Web search capability based on a Web crawler and relevance-ranking model. Second, there is a database search of FAA technical, operational and regulatory information. This unique database takes complex and hard-to-find FAA data and presents it cleanly via a keyword search and cross-reference capability. Lastly, the portal comprises of an industry directory of companies, products and services.

"Since our beginning, ILS has been an innovative provider of aviation information. The latest example of this innovation is our work with Terabase to develop the industry's first, comprehensive aviation-based portal," said Bruce Langsen, president, ILS. "In our commitment to help our customers achieve optimal business performance, we have provided the fastest, most efficient source of aviation related information anywhere."

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About ILS

For more than 25 years, Inventory Locator Service(R), LLC, a business unit of Aviall, Inc. (NYSE: AVL), has provided information via its global electronic marketplace to enable subscribers in the aviation, marine and defense industries to buy and sell parts, equipment and services. Started in 1979, ILS is the first, largest, and most active business-to-business electronic marketplace serving the aviation and marine industries.

ILS subscribers include more than 300 air carriers, 80 government procurement sites, and over 700 repair facilities as well as ship owners, ship operators, ship managers, manufacturers, distributors, and resellers from around the world. Aviation and marine suppliers list over 5 billion parts on ILS databases, which are accessed over 50,000 times each business day. Today, ILS's services are used by over 16,000 subscribers in 78 countries to buy and sell aircraft and marine parts and equipment.

Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., ILS has offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. For additional information about ILS, visit or call 1-901-794-5000.

About Terabase

Terabase Corporation develops high-end search-engine and database solutions for publishers and other information providers around the world. Experts on creating tools that maximize product performance, the company provides project management, system architecture, and development services. In addition, Terabase has created a number of proprietary technologies that combine programming tools and libraries to enable exceptionally fast searching of extremely large databases. For additional information about Terabase, visit

CONTACT: Kelly Athow of Inventory Locator Service, LLC, +1-901-794-5000,
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