The North American Airlines Loan Borrow Forum is a vehicle for members to discuss and formulate solutions for the problems associated with the day-to-day operations of loans and borrows. With a spirit of cooperation, members provide parts assistance to each other in order to maintain safe, reliable aircraft, and profitability for the industry. The Loan Borrow Forum is truly an example of members working together successfully for a common cause, and has become a valuable resource for the airline community.
The mission of the NAALBF is to foster a strategic alliance of airlines and airline support companies and maintain positive communications with forum members in order to facilitate the management of materials and logistics resources and reduce operating costs.
In 1992, United Airlines called upon the North American carriers to come together to discuss the frustrating issues of loans and borrows. It was decided that since these issues were common among all of the carriers, they should meet regularly in order to help create solutions for the industry. As a result, the North American Airlines Loan/Borrow Symposium was formed. On March 11, 1992, the first meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona with ten airlines in attendance: Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines, Continental Airlines, Federal Express, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Trans World Airlines, United Airlines, United Parcel Service, and US Airways. Today, the membership consists of 34 airlines and continues to grow, with the ongoing support and dedication of the following suppliers; Aerosource, Aviation Concepts Inc., GA Telesis, Perform Air International, STS Component Solutions and Sterling Courier.