GARDEN CITY, New York – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces the implementation of an Avtron Aerospace Hydraulic Component Test System capable of evaluating a wider range of commercial hydraulic products installed on next-generation aircraft.
The new technology enables the facility to replicate aircraft hydraulic pressures, demands and flow rates specified in testing requirements for a variety of components used in newer fleets. The ability to produce 5,000 psi pressures and capture data via computer ensures AAR can support the next generation of 787s, A350s and other platforms. Solid state devices also represent an improvement over current equipment.
The new hydraulic testing capability is part of a broad range of component repair, overhaul and exchange services offered by AAR through its Aircraft Component Services facilities in New York and Amsterdam.
“Our New York facility has a long history of testing and repairing hydraulic components, and this investment equips us with the latest testing technology,” said Pastor Lopez, Vice President, Aircraft Components and Landing Gear Services. “Not only are the newer components more complex, the aircraft systems are driven by much higher pressures. This cutting-edge system from Avtron lets us easily handle both of those challenges.”
AAR offers a wide variety of aviation services that include aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, and supply chain capabilities for commercial airlines, defense agencies and OEMs. AAR Aircraft Component Services has been recognized for excellence by Boeing and as an “Outstanding Source of Repair” by NATO for its component repair services.
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.
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The repairs will be performed at AAR’s Aircraft Component Services facility in Garden City, NY.