Aerospace and defense contractor AAR (Stand 2118) has announced new contracts with U.S. government agencies. Here at the Dubai Airshow, the company is emphasizing its increasing global reach.
If the industry is in recovery, AAR is in the vanguard. Despite a shortage of technicians worldwide, AAR has successfully been in growth mode since the FAA bestowed its blessing on a new maintenance facility in Duluth, Minn. last October.
AAR has entered into an agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace to provide landing-gear maintenance, repair and overhaul for the Embraer E170/175/190/195 series. The agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace, which developed and integrated the landing gear installed on the E-Jet E1 series, allows AAR to acquire and maintain updated technical documentation on the aircraft. With that access and the ability to purchase related spare parts for the E-Jet E1 series, AAR’s landing gear facility in Miami will be able to service those aircraft.
Earlier this month AAR (Hall 3, B117) shifted responsibility for order management of its composite flat-panel and standard products to its distribution and supply chain operation, along with distribution and customer support responsibilities.
In Afghanistan, soldiers still pull the trigger. Civilian contractors do almost everything else. While the U.S. and its allies may be preparing for a troop draw-down there next year, for the contractors flying an assortment of 50 helicopters in country, things have never been busier or better.
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.
AAR has been selected by Airbus Military to provide off-wing repair management and logistics services. AAR Defense Systems & Logistics will manage the five-year programs. AAR will provide a single point of contact for the repair of components that Airbus Military previously outsourced to multiple vendors. The programs will focus primarily on support of the CASA C-212, CN-235 and C-295 but with scope to support other Airbus Military types.
AAR has expanded its distribution network for original Unison aerospace components to better serve aircraft operators and repair facilities in Europe. AAR, an exclusive supplier of aerospace parts for the Unison distribution channel, is adding inventory at its European Distribution Center located near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The new inventory includes turbine ignition systems, engine-dedicated alternators, sensors, switches and wiring harnesses.
AAR has opened a new 12,500-sq-ft Aircraft Wheel and Brake Services facility extension to its existing Landing Gear Services operation in Miami. The company has been in the Miami area since 1987 offering commercial, military and regional aviation customers’ repair, rebuilding and inspection services.
AAR has expanded its Miami aircraft wheel and brake services facility. The new 12,500-sq-ft facility is an extension of AAR Landing Gear Services, which has operated in the greater Miami area since 1987. AAR Wheel and Brake Services offers commercial, military and regional aviation customers’ aircraft wheel and brake services, including repair, rebuilding and inspection for all major aircraft types.
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