WOOD DALE, Illinois, September 9, 2013 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) has entered into a general terms agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Embraer 170/175/190/195 family of aircraft, a deal that provides enhanced capabilities for AAR Landing Gear Services.
The agreement with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Liebherr-Aerospace, who has developed and integrated the landing gear system installed on the E-Jet 170/175/190/195 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 E-Jet E1 series aircraft, AAR's landing gear facility in Miami will be able to service other operators that fly the aircraft.
"This is a significant accomplishment for AAR. It not only demonstrates our commitment to customers and the expertise and dedication of our employees, it increases our capabilities," said Pastor Lopez, Vice President, Aircraft Components and Landing Gear Services. "We are already seeing RFPs from E-Jet operators. With more than 500 E-jets operating in the Americas and more than 900 worldwide, the agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace further positions AAR as a top global MRO."
AAR Landing Gear Services is just one resource in AAR's 1MRO service network of solutions for commercial airlines worldwide. AAR offers a comprehensive range of products and services extending to heavy maintenance, landing gear and component repair services, as well as parts supply and support. AAR is the No. 1 provider of MRO services in North America and one of the top three in the world, according to industry rankings.
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<http://www.aarcorp.com/>.