Compiled By Deborah Austin AHXonline.com -- a fully transactional neutral online marketplace for buying, selling, and managing aerospace hardware -- was launched this month by Redondo Beach, Calif.-headquartered Aerospace Hardware Exchange (AHX). Complex and insufficient channels for manufacturers and distributors, pressure on buyers to reduce material costs, and a fragmented, cyclical, and highly regulated market have historically made dealing with aerospace hardware a trying process for everyone in the supply chain, says Briand Greer, AHX president. Founded by industry leaders, the privately funded AHX offers a hardware-specific suite of services to address the needs of this $25 billion global industry. Its designed-in functionality allows members to enhance existing market relationships rather than displace them. AHX is not an inventory listing service and does not buy, sell, or inventory any products.