WOOD DALE, Illinois, July 15, 2013 - AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces a six-year extension of an agreement to provide supply chain services for Mesa Air Group, Inc.’s, regional jets. The extension, which continues through 2021, covers maintenance and repair services for the Phoenix-based regional airline’s existing fleet of CRJ 700/900, as well as nine additional aircraft. The original contract was awarded to AAR in August 2005.
With this extended agreement, AAR will continue providing Mesa component support services, including guaranteed fill-rates at its six largest line stations, component repair and logistics services.
“Under our original contract, AAR delivered innovative, fully-integrated component support services to Mesa for nearly 10 years,” said John Holmes, Group Vice President, Aviation Supply Chain, for AAR. “We are pleased that our consistently high service levels, quality and customer service have earned us this expansion and extension of our existing agreement.”
Established in 1982, Mesa operates a fleet of 72 aircraft as US Airways Express, United Express and independently as go!, Hawaii’s low cost inter-island airline performing more than 393 daily departures to 78 cities, 32 states, Canada and Mexico.
“Mesa is proud of the trust our airline partners and passengers place in us. Our partnership with AAR is a significant contributor to our ability to provide them safe, quality service,” said Gary Appling, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, Mesa Air Group, Inc. “AAR has been a long-term and cost-effective partner of Mesa, and we look forward to expanding and continuing our relationship.”
AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR’s services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR’s products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.