AAR Expands Reach in Europe with Enter Air PBH Support Contract
September 2, 2016
Low-cost, long-distance carrier selects AAR to support its B737 fleet
WOOD DALE, Illinois, September 2, 2016 – AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and integrated supply chain solutions worldwide, has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar agreement with Polish charter carrier Enter Air to provide full power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services on 19 Boeing 737-series aircraft, including the 737CL and NG.
AAR will assume responsibility for nose-to-tail management of components and repairs on the fleet for Enter Air, a low-cost carrier based in Warsaw, Poland, that flies to 30 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. AAR will tap into its global supply chain network, including its hub in Brussels that provides AOG and power-by-the-hour support for airlines in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
AAR’s European footprint also includes a component repair facility in Amsterdam and Airinmar, a repair cycle management subsidiary based in Berkshire, England. Earlier this year, AAR announced a new International Sales Team based in Gatwick, England, that has spearheaded the rapid growth of AAR’s PBH offerings in Europe and beyond.
“We are pleased to partner with Enter Air to optimize its fleet performance, increase operational efficiencies and manage costs as the airline continues to grow,” said Deepak Sharma, President, AAR International Supply Chain.
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; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems and Composite Manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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