LONDON, May 29, 2014 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces an agreement with the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) to supply landing gear support to its fleet of BAE 125 aircraft. The contract expands on AAR’s relationship with the UK MoD, for which it provides repairs, spare parts requirements and unit exchanges for BAE 125 and 146 aircraft, as well as APU repairs for the BAE146 aircraft.
The UK MoD BAE 125 is operated by No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron in the Command Support Air Transport role from RAF Northolt.
“Our relationship with the UK Ministry of Defence continues to strengthen and grow,” said John Holmes, Group Vice President of AAR Supply Chain. “We bring experience from our history of consistently delivering high quality programs to create maintenance and supply solutions that help our customers reach peak efficiency while lowering operating costs.”
AAR has extensive experience with supply chain and component repair management for commercial airline and government fleets. The Company is part of the Northrop Grumman team supporting the UK MoD Royal Air Force Fleet of E3-D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft under its Sentry Whole Life Support Programme. AAR also supplies KC-10 Extender Contractor Logistics Support (CLS).
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.