AAR Amsterdam Ranked No. 1, Named Outstanding Component Repair Provider by NATO
May 20, 2015
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 20, 2015 — AAR’s (NYSE: AIR) Aircraft Component Services facility in Amsterdam has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” and ranked No. 1 among all Component Source of Repair (SOR) facilities for 2014 by the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO), which manages maintenance work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. AAR has received this prestigious recognition three times since 2005.
AAR Aircraft Component Services in Amsterdam was cited for its superior product quality, timely delivery, quality assurance services and component support on the NATO AWACS fleet.The facility services rotable components with AOG (aircraft on ground) service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at a state-of-the-art facility equipped to repair, overhaul and maintain more than 22,000 aircraft parts.
“We strive for excellence every day and having our component and repair services repeatedly recognized by NATO validates our efforts and inspires our team toward continuous improvement,” said Mat van Vugt, General Manager, AAR Aircraft Component Services — Amsterdam. “Through the acquisition from Sabena technics and new parts warehouse in Brussels, we’ve expanded our presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”
In addition to this latest honor, AAR has repeatedly ranked high in various independent surveys of customers and industry professionals, earning recognition in three key areas: on-time delivery, quality of service and contract administration.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principal support agency, NSPA assists NATO nations by organizing common procurement and supply of spare parts, as well as by arranging maintenance and repair services necessary for the support of various weapon systems in their inventories.
IAMCO is a multinational joint venture company founded in 1991. As an industrial prime contractor, IAMCO is responsible for management of collaborative efforts in depot-level maintenance of NATO’s E-3A airborne early warning and control (AWACS) fleet including the maintenance of engines and aircraft components.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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