AAR is expanding its parts inventory for the European market, stocking more high-demand airframe and engine-related components, along with bulky, difficult-to-move items such as aircraft surfaces and nacelles at its main distribution center in Amsterdam. The move is designed to ensure that customers’ parts and inventory needs can be supported quickly and more economically.
The distribution center, located near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, has direct air and road links to many of AAR’s customers in the European Union, the Balkans and former Commonwealth of Independent States countries.
The center will also be able to better supply AAR’s Aircraft Component Services repair station in nearby Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, where the company repairs and overhauls an increasing number of components on Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Fokker, ATR and Embraer aircraft. The Amsterdam center itself provides airframe and engine component repair work. With the increased inventory, “we can forward exchange a component out of the Amsterdam location and clients can send core repairs there,” said Carl Glover, vice president of sales for AAR’s Aviation Supply Chain Group–Europe, Middle East and Africa.