Having significantly expanded its market reach over the past year, AAR, an independent provider of aviation services to airlines, OEMs, MROs and governments worldwide,will showcase its growing global presence as well as its new look at this year’sParis Air Show.
The Illinois-based company, whose aviation services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair, now has a presence not only in North American but also in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.To better reflect its industry-leading services and worldwide presence, AAR is debuting a new logo and brand strategy.
At the event, the company will raise awareness of its ability to be a single supplier for operators seeking components, airframe, landing gear and component repair, as well as component inventory support, thus providing total support from nose to tail. Many representatives of the company, including John Holmes, President and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Jessup, Chief Commercial Officer, will be present.
Integrated Supply Chain Solutions - Over the past year, AAR has significantly expanded its power-by-the-hour (PBH) and flight-hour component support of commercial airlines outside North America, growing from 12 to 32 programmes, with more than 1,300 aircraft under contract. The company's new international sales team, which is based in Gatwick, England, has signed new PBH contracts in every major region—Enter Air, ASL, Small Planet in Europe, Flydubai in the Middle East, Air New Zealand in Australasia, IBEX in Asia, fastjet in Africa and Viva LatinAmerica group in South America.
The company has new warehouses in Dubai World Central (DWC) Airport and Shanghai, as well as an enhanced online customer portal that allows real-time visibility on parts. Its award-winning component repair shops network in New York and Amsterdam has expanded to Australasia under a new partnership with Air New Zealand component repair.AAR’s offeringsalso include component repair cycle management through its subsidiary Airinmar.
Parts Supply - Already one of the industry’s leading parts suppliers, AAR has added to its portfolio of new and serviceable parts by acquiring ACLAS’ ATR parts inventory. It has established a new ATR sales office in West End, UKand will be meeting with ATR operators at the show.
OEM Aftermarket Services - The company has formed new partnerships with OEMs including Milton, Eaton, UTCand Crane. This allows these companies to leverage AAR’s global sales network and online parts store to increase revenues, as well as gain expertise in working with DLA, ITAR and government contracts.
Government Services & Products - A trusted partner of governmentand military customers worldwide, the AAR Airlift Group provides world-class expeditionary services for government, operating a diverse fleet of rotary-wing and regional turboprop aircraft to transport passengers and cargo in Afghanistan and Africa, and execute search and rescue (SAR) off the Falkland Islands. AAR Mobility Systems also supports military operations by designing, manufacturing, and integratingitscontainers and shelters, which can also be used bymedical, emergency and other commercial industries.