AAR Signs Exclusive Agreement with AMETEK for Military Markets
August 24, 2017
Pact with the Power and Data Systems Business for OEM support of military aircraft
WOOD DALE, Illinois, August 24, 2017 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has signed an exclusive agreement with the Power and Data Systems (PDS) Business of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense to be its exclusive worldwide military aftermarket distributor supporting military helicopter, transport, fighter and special missions aircraft.
The AMETEK products that are covered by the global agreement are specifically for foreign and domestic defense customers and include AMPHION power distribution units, starter generators, generator control units, primary and secondary power distribution, solid-state power controllers and relays, remote control circuit breakers, arc fault protection, brushless motors, pump motors, actuators, cockpit instruments, data acquisition units, engine interface units, bus protocol converters, and engine monitoring systems.
“We are excited to be partnering with AMETEK, and this agreement leverages AAR’s unique ability to reach all military customers – both foreign and domestic – via our global military supply chain network,” said Eric Young, Senior Vice President, AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions.
"AMETEK is pleased to have AAR on board as our exclusive military distributor," said Keith Reazin, Vice President for AMETEK PDS. “AAR’s extensive sales network combined with its excellent sales systems will benefit AMETEK PDS’ military customers around the world by offering them easy access to necessary spare parts and the best support network available.”
About AMETEK Power and Data Systems
Power and Data Systems is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, a leader in engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.
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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 parts supply; OEM parts distribution; supply chain programs; customer fleet management and operations; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems; command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions; and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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