WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS, June 16, 2011 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has been selected to provide a rotable component support program for Finnair’s fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft. The three-year agreement with Finnair Technical Services Ltd. encompasses materials and repair management for a complete inventory of 757 components that will be housed at Finnair Technical Services’ facilities at Helsinki Airport.
“We have developed a unique program that will leverage AAR’s extensive component repair capabilities with the complementary in-house repair capabilities of Finnair Technical Services,” said John Holmes, Division President of AAR Allen Asset Management. “Through this custom-tailored solution, we can ensure the most efficient and cost-effective solution for the operation of Finnair’s 757 fleet.”
The program provides Finnair with competitive and predictable costs for the repair and provisioning of its 757 inventory while ensuring continuing high levels of service reliability. The program covers more than 250 rotable components for Finnair’s fleet of four 757 aircraft.
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The modification is designed to reconfigure 757-200 aircraft into a dual-class configuration by installing VIP first-class sections with lie-flat seats in the forward cabins of the aircraft.
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The repairs will be performed at AAR’s Aircraft Component Services facility in Garden City, NY.
The five-year programs will provide a single point of contact for the repair of components that Airbus Military previously outsourced to multiple vendors.