AAR Announces Enhanced Hydraulics Testing Capabilities

September 12, 2013
 

Newly installed system replicates conditions, complexities surrounding next-generation aircraft

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.

 

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About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

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Kathleen Cantillon at Kathleen.Cantillon@aarcorp.com | 630-227-2081 or email: editor@aarcorp.com


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