WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS (January 13, 2011) — AAR Distribution has been selected as the exclusive distributor in North America and Asia for ADS/Transicoil, a leading aftermarket manufacturer of custom avionics, LCD displays and motion control products for the commercial aerospace market. AAR Distribution, which operates as part of the company’s Allen Asset Management division, provides a variety of inventory management and related services to the commercial aviation marketplace.
Under terms of the distribution agreement, AAR will distribute for ADS/Transicoil’s complete line of aftermarket avionics equipment, liquid crystal displays (LCD) and motion control products. ADS/Transicoil’s products support a wide range of aircraft platforms and models, including aircraft manufactured by Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Gulfstream and others. The company is also a solesource supplier to major tier-one and tier-two suppliers including Honeywell Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Thales Aerospace and GE Aviation.
“This distribution agreement complements the strengths of both companies in serving the aircraft systems and components needs of commercial aviation customers around the world, said John Holmes, Vice President and General Manager of AAR Allen Asset Management. “Combined, ADS/Transicoil’s best-in-class avionics, displays and motion control product lines and AAR’s distribution and supply chain expertise will enable us to more effectively support our mutual customer base.”
Operating as part of AAR Allen Asset Management, AAR Distribution is a global provider of highly engineered mechanical and electronic aircraft systems and components. AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government/defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and government/defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Government and Defense Services. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
The five-year contract will be managed by AAR's Defense Systems and Logistics division and is expected to generate approximately $8 million per year.
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