About DLA Aviation

Warfighter-focused, globally responsive, fiscally responsible supply chain leadership.

DLA Aviation is the aviation demand and supply manager for Defense Logistics Agency with more than 4,000 civilian and military personnel in 20 locations across the United States supporting more than 1,879 major weapon systems.  It is the U.S. military’s integrated material manager for more than 1.7 million national stock number items, industrial retail supply and depot-level reparable acquisitions. DLA Aviation plays a pivotal role in supporting our Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force services by providing targeted solutions and full-spectrum logistics support.

In 2010, the name of the aviation supply and demand chain changed from Defense Supply Center Richmond to DLA Aviation – better representing the supply chain’s core mission.


To serve the warfighter and our nation.

Leadership, professionalism, and technical knowledge through dedication to duty, integrity, ethics, honor, courage and loyalty.

Delivering airpower solutions: what we do

DLA Aviation delivers airpower solutions. As such, we strive to deliver excellence in performance and responsiveness in support of our worldwide customer network.

Weapon Systems Support — engine components; bearings; airframes; electrical cable assemblies

Industrial Support — maintain retail supply and storage in direct support of aircraft maintenance depot production lines

Procurement Agent — strategic acquisition of consumable and depotlevel repairable material

Industrial Plant Equipment — full range of maintenance services to include repair, rebuilding and acquisition of all types of industrial machinery, including lathes and milling machines

Maps — maps, charts, publications and digital geospatial products for all DoD activities

Kitting — flexible kit designs, service and support, oriented to maintenance users, by end-item for specific tasks

Environmental — green products; re-refined motor oil; environmental products catalog and information Web page; ozone-friendly chemicals; remanufactured toner cartridges; recycled antifreeze

Aviation Leaders

This the Defense Logistics Agency Seal
Brig Gen Sean K. Tyler
U.S. Air Force Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond and DLA Aviation
Aviation Leadership
Charlie Lilli
DLA Aviation Deputy Commander
Aviation Leadership
Ms. Cathy Contreras
Acquisition Executive
Tanya Hill
DLA Aviation Chief of Staff and Director, Command Support