MIAMI, Florida, August 5, 2014 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) has signed an agreement with SkyWest Airlines to overhaul landing gear on its fleet of 40 Embraer 175 commercial passenger jets. The contract builds upon AAR’s existing relationship and its experience servicing landing gear on the Embraer 120 family of aircraft for SkyWest Airlines. The work will be performed at AAR’s landing gear repair station in Miami.
The contract positions AAR as a go-to MRO for E-Jet landing gear. Last fall, AAR entered an agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Embraer 170/175/190/195 family of aircraft, enhancing AAR’s capabilities.
“Through our agreement with Liebherr-Aeropsace, we have access to the technical documentation database on these components, and have expanded our supply chain and spare parts capabilities as a result,” said Pastor Lopez, AAR’s Vice President of Aircraft Components and Landing Gear Services. “This new contract demonstrates customer trust in AAR’s vast landing gear overhaul experience.”
AAR was selected through a competitive bidding process based on various criteria including cost, the company’s broad experience with the E-Jet landing gear systems, its full-service Miami facility, and AAR’s record of quality control and quick turn times on even the most complex projects.
“AAR is a solid partner to SkyWest Airlines,” said Bill Dykes, SkyWest Airlines Vice President of Maintenance. “They’ve consistently delivered quality for us and we look forward to a continued strong relationship with them through this agreement on the newest member of the SkyWest fleet.”
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/>.
About SkyWest Airlines
SkyWest Airlines partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 346 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,800 flights each day to 193 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.