Rockwell Collins signs long-term agreement with AAR to service a host of commercial aircraft

10-year, customized price-per-flight-hour and fixed-price-repair service agreement provides AAR with predictable maintenance costs.


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 17, 2013) – Rockwell Collins has signed a long-term service agreement with AAR for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Rockwell Collins avionics on more than 300 aircraft, including Airbus A319, A320, A330, Boeing 737, 767 and Bombardier CRJ platforms.

The 10-year, customized price-per-flight-hour and fixed-price-repair service agreement provides AAR with Rockwell Collins’ world-class, 24-7 repair and consistent, predictable maintenance costs. The agreement also reduces administrative processing and guarantees turnaround times.

“Working with an industry-leading service provider such as AAR, we can offer our joint customers a stronger value proposition—convenience, expertise and cost predictability,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and general manager, Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Together we provide a one-stop-shop for service, critical avionics proficiency and customized pricing solutions that offer certainty for the future.”

“This program with Rockwell Collins enhances AAR’s ability to provide comprehensive, one-stop shopping and support to our customers,” said John Holmes, Group Vice President – Aviation Supply Chain. “The relationship also helps us add even more value to our customers through competitive pricing, innovative solutions and world class technical support, including engineering, reliability and service improvements.”

Rockwell Collins’ global network of more than 80 locations provides MRO of avionics equipment for more than 6,000 commercial, business, corporate and military operations. Additional logistics capabilities include on-board services, service parts, training and simulator systems and services, technical information services and technical services.

About AAR
AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Ill., 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.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
  

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