Fields Aircraft Spares in Simi Valley said its sales for the first quarter ended April 3 increased 168% to $5.59 million, compared with $2.08 million for the quarter ended March 31, 1997.
Net earnings for the quarter increased to $110,000 or 6 cents per share, from a loss of $654,000 or 29 cents per share in 1997.
The increase in revenues included $1.94 million in sales of Fields historical product lines, and $1.56 million as a result of the inclusion of sales of Flightways Manufacturing, a subsidiary acquired in January.
"This was our fourth consecutive quarter of year-to-year sales gains in excess of 100%," president and chief executive officer Alan Fields said. "Our strategy of becoming a fully integrated distributor and manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior parts . . . has been paying off dramatically."