Foreign Military Sales

FMS Operations

TPS certified staff are fully trained to handle and ship all types of dangerous goods, explosives, radioactive, and unclassified/classified materials.

With over 30 years of international freight forwarding experience, TPS is a freight forwarder specializing in the arrangement of cargo on behalf of the United States defense and Foreign Defense Agencies, including ocean (containership and RORO) and air freight — including inland transportation from origin to TPS.

TPS supports Canada’s Department of National Defense and Japan’s Ministry of Defense FMS programs. Utilizing best-of-breed methods of freight forwarding, distribution, and transportation — TPS is able to manage large programs in a cost-effective and efficient manner. With more than four decades of FMS contracts, TPS continuously improves and enhances FMS systems and operations to meet or exceed all requirements.

FMS Support

    • ISPM 15 Certified
    • Defense Security Services (DSS) Qualified Facility
    • DOD and Commercial Transportation
    • Import/Export Regulations Licensed
    • Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (VOCC)
    • International Air Transport Association Member
    • ITAR Compliant

TPS Freight Forwarding Services

    • Defense contracting management issues
    • Dangerous goods transport compliance
    • Experts in FMS procedures
    • Material expediting and tracking
    • Integrated logistics coordination/consulting
    • EPCO transportation representative
    • Interaction with U.S. Government Depot, commercial suppliers and vendors
    • Full range of warehousing services
    • Level “A” packaging
    • Packing, crating, and consolidation
    • Staging and distribution
    • Vanning container on-site or off-site capabilities


Contact Us

Corporate Headquarters

TPS Aviation, Inc.
1515 Crocker Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544-7038

Cage Code: 5R386
SIC: 5088
PM/DTC Code: M-3918

Phone: 510-475-1010
Fax: 510-475-8817

Foreign Military Sales (FMS)

FMS Office USA
1501 Crocker Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544-7038

Phone: 510-441-7027
Fax: 510-441-2939

TPS Aviation Information

TPS Aviation Request for Quote

Once your information has been submitted, you will be contacted by one of our qualified sales representatives with an answer to your RFQ. In most cases you can expect a same day response to your submission. To submit RFQs via email please send to or fill out the form below.

For the fastest service during our normal business hours (7:30am – 4:30pm PST), please call our sales department directly at 510-475-1010 or for FMS call 510-441-7027.


Applications are currently being accepted for a variety of full time positions in purchasing and fullfilment departments. TPS Aviation is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. TPS Aviation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.



Total Service Commitment

TPS is committed to providing customers with the essential services and support to ensure shipments are accurate, on-schedule, defect-free, and delivered to customer requirements. TPS maintains thorough receiving, inspection, packaging, and inventory departments to process all parts and components to ensure stock ready levels.

Fully trained professionals are available to handle procurement, supply, and logistics requirements for the aerospace manufacturing and service industries. The TPS total service commitment ensures manufacturer and government specifications are constantly updated with the most current documentation.

Hazardous Material Handling

TPS facilities are International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved to handle dangerous materials with certified employees. In addition, TPS is capable of handling and shipping all classes of dangerous goods, explosives, and radioactive materials. TPS meets the United Nations (UN) qualified packaging standards.

Key Associations and Standards

    • International Air Transport Associations Member
    • AS9100 Rev. C: Certified
    • Accredited Professional Staff
    • United Nations Package Standards
    • Full compliance department ITAR/BIS full export licensing capabilities


Kitting Services

TPS Kitting

For two decades, TPS has been supplying custom kits on a scheduled delivery program to support customers with demanding maintenance requirements. Kit contents include a variety of military standard hardware fasteners, electronic components, electro-mechanical parts, and hydraulic components — including larger items such as structural components and wings.

TPS has years of first hand experience supporting critical military systems, such as Raytheon Missile Systems’ Phalanx Close-in-Weapons Systems (CIWS), with over 300 overhaul kits in 15 configurations. TPS also supplies many commercial maintenance programs including Airbus and Boeing Aircraft.

TPS Kitting Standards

  • International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM)
  • Adheres to ISO and AS Standards
  • A Worldwide Aerospace Distributor

TPS Advantages

  • 99.97% accuracy/on-time delivery
  • Kits packaged to customer requirements
  • Quality assurance regardless of kit size
  • Custom customer-specific barcoded parts
  • Proprietary TPS kitting tracking software
  • Kit revisions (including components) are constantly updated to ensure correct program overhauls
  • Efficient inventory control
  • Low-cost volume discounts
  • Reduced customer parts handling
  • Ability to maintain lower inventory levels
  • Supports JIT/Lean manufacturing
  • Conforms to manufacturer production and planning schedules


Major Aerospace Programs

TPS Aviation is a worldwide distributor of commercial and military-specification aerospace parts and supplies. TPS offers value-added services to many airframe assembly programs with industry on-time deliveries.

TPS’s reputation as a quality supplier is represented by over 60 years of service and millions of ready-to-ship, fully-certified on-site stocked parts. TPS is the authorized distributor and stocking distributor for many of the major aerospace manufacturers and their subcontractors.

Commercial Aircraft


Commercial Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters

Business/Private Aircraft

Hawker Beechcraft

General Aviation Support




Military Fighters and Trainers



Military Helicopters




Military Transports

Air/Sea Rescue


Military Surveillance/Bombers




Military Ordinance

Ordinances / Missiles

Military Aerospace/Space Support




Authorized Distributors

Hardware Product Lines

TPS Aviation is a worldwide distributor of aerospace and defense certified fasteners and hardware. We service many aerospace industry programs to our worldwide customer base and offer 3PL, 4PL, and IPV value added services.

In business for over 60 years, TPS is a recognized industry leader with alliances to many major industry manufacturers. At TPS, servicing our customers is the priority. TPS is an authorized stocking distributor to major aerospace manufacturers. Our inventory consists of millions of ready-to-ship, fully-certified, factory direct purchased components.

Aerospace bolts
Aerospace screws
Blind rivets
Cable hardware
Gang channel
Installation tooling
Machined parts
Plastic parts
Quick release pins
Rubber products
Safety cables
Sealing nuts
Self locking fasteners
Self retaining bolts
Set screws
Solid rivets
Stamped parts
Stand off fasteners

*Authorized stocking distributor   **Authorized distributor and Boeing D1-4426 listed

Electronic Product Lines

TPS is an authorized distributor for many electronic parts and component manufacturers used in the aerospace industry, as well as current use items and many end-of-life parts and components. TPS will stock these items and is able to offer ‘lifetime buys’ for last production items, including radar systems.

TPS offers searches for obsolete and superseded parts that have been manufactured per the specification and will provide certification, test reports, as well as ESD packaging.

Cable assemblies
Electronic Items
Instrument clamps
Rubber parts
Stamped parts


*Authorized stocking distributor

Passive Electronics

Passive Electronics
Electronic Interconnects



Authorized Stocking Distributor


TPS Quality Assurance Program

TPS continually strives to improve its Quality Assurance Program. Our well-defined and controlled processes of quoting, contract review, purchasing, receiving, inspection, processing, packaging, shipping, and inventory control combined with qualified and experienced personnel make it possible to meet or exceed customer requirements.

In addition, TPS performs designated source inspections for Boeing Mesa, Bombardier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,  Nabtesco, and Sikorsky to ensure customer needs.

TPS Aviation utilizes inspection equipment such as Keyence, optical comparator, RW Hardness, Dino Cam, System 23, ESD workstations, and anti-static work stations for its inspection activities.

Certifications and Technical Assistance

TPS is committed to providing excellent customer service and quality products to the utmost satisfaction of its worldwide customer base of both commercial and military sectors. TPS is certified to ISO9001, AS9100 and various customer quality standards and requirements.

All aviation parts and components (with accompanying documents) are inspected to ensure they meet all specified requirements. Product quality and traceability is maintained through the inspection and stocking processes while rejected parts are segregated and disposed of according to standard industry guidelines.


Government Department and Agency Licenses

  • United States Department of State
  • United States Department of Commerce
  • Ministry of Defense, Japan
  • TPS meets all regulatory requirements including DFAR, Counterfeit prevention, Conflict minerals, and REACH.

Supplier Quality Requirements

TPS Worldwide Markets

Industry Service Recognitions and Awards

TPS Homepage

TPS Aviation, Inc. is dedicated to providing superior quality product, on-time delivery, excellent customer service, and up-to-date technical assistance to its worldwide customer base of both commercial and military sectors, to their utmost satisfaction, and strives towards continual improvement.

TPS is a worldwide distributor of commercial and military-specific aerospace parts, and supplies many programs including value-added services with industry leading service.

TPS is recognized as a quality supplier representing over 60 years of service and millions of ready-to-ship, fully-certified on-site stocked parts — and is an authorized distributor and stocking distributor for many major aerospace manufacturers and their subcontractors.

TPS’s continued success is measured with each part and every delivery.



annual parts delivered



continuous service



in-stock part SKUs

Why TPS is a top supplier

Logistics and Support

TPS professionals are available to handle all of your logistics needs. TPS is committed to providing the necessary service and support to ensure that outbound shipments arrive on schedule and in excellent condition.

To ensure accurate data tracking, accounting, and documentation — TPS utilizes the latest data center infrastructure. All parts and products, received at TPS facilities, are categorized and legacy tracked to meet all compliance requirements.

Quality Assurance Program

Customers expect and appreciate TPS’s commitment to the industry’s Total Quality Management program. To ensure customers the highest possible quality and service — TPS maintains a thorough shipping and receiving inspection department. TPS personnel inspect, package and document all items for shipment.

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