AAR Secures FAA Nod for Corporate-wide SMS

 - July 27, 2022, 10:45 AM
Independent third-party MRO AAR has received FAA recognition for its corporate-wide SMS program. (Photo: AAR)

AAR received FAA recognition for its corporate safety management system (SMS) becoming among the earliest independent third-party MROs to have secured such acknowledgment. AAR’s SMS enables all employees to proactively identify and report hazards, perform risk analysis and mitigation, and share best practices, the Wood Dale services provider said, adding its part of the company’s commitment—supported by senior leadership—to “Quality First. Safety Always.”

“Moving to a corporate SMS demonstrates the maturity of our program and our proactive approach to safety,” said AAR president and CEO John Holmes.

Brian Sartain, AAR’s vice president of repair and engineering, added: “Our corporate SMS thrives on collaboration and problem solving on a network-wide scale. We endeavor to proactively identify risks and partner with customers to find mutually beneficial solutions. The response has been incredibly positive.”

Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR provides global aerospace and defense aftermarket services with operations in more than 20 countries.