AAR Awarded Multi-Year Contract to Provide Component Repair Services for Alaska Airlines

April 4, 2012

New 10-Year program will support Alaska’s fleet of 87 Boeing 737NG aircraft

WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS — AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been awarded a 10-year contract by Alaska Airlines (Alaska) to provide component repair and management services for its fleet of 87 Boeing 737-700, 800 and 900 aircraft in a new cost-per-flight-hour program.

AAR will test, repair and overhaul components with guaranteed turn times, providing Alaska with reduced repair costs and increased component reliability. AAR has served as a supplier of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services to Alaska since 2002.

“For more than a decade, AAR has provided Alaska with high-value services to operate their fleet cost-effectively and safely,” said John Holmes, Division President, AAR Allen Asset Management. “This new program builds upon that long-standing partnership and reflects our successful track record of helping Alaska optimize their aircraft availability. We look forward to providing high levels of service, excellent turn times and cost savings through this new program.”

The agreement covers the repair of high-removal, high-value components across Alaska’s entire fleet. The program will be managed by AAR’s Aviation Supply Chain group, backed by systems and resources gained through AAR’s acquisition of component repair management provider, Airinmar.




About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people 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; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

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