AAR Granted AS9100 Certification for Manufacturing at Aircraft MRO
January 13, 2015
Some parts and assemblies can now be produced and installed under one roof
WOOD DALE, Illinois, January 13, 2015 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces it has been granted AS9100 certification of its quality management system for manufacturing at the company’s aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located at the company’s facility located near the Indianapolis International Airport.
The certification was awarded to AAR Aircraft Services and covers the manufacture of airframe composites and metal aircraft parts; applications for finish coatings; and assembly of cargo containers. AAR sought the certification to meet the requirements of a customer – power management company Eaton – to manufacture and assemble fuel and hydraulic hoses in the back shop of the MRO. AAR is the exclusive supplier of Eaton’s fluid-distribution, oil debris-monitoring technology, engine seals and other products for commercial airlines.
AAR was already approved to assemble cargo containers made by its European subsidiary Nordisk Aviation Products under a separate industry certification. But the AS9100 provides another important industry stamp of approval. AS9100 is specific to aerospace and recognized globally.
“With this certification, AAR has become a contender for the numerous requests for bids the marketplace receives for composite materials used in airframe component assembly and repair,” said Rick Uber, General Manager, AAR Aircraft Services -- Indianapolis.
AS9100 certification is unique under the roof of an aircraft MRO, Uber added. “If airlines are looking to have parts made, we can assist them with modification programs and do the install. It even allows us to better serve our own Engineering Services department, which issues purchase orders for airframe components, manufacture to print.”
For more information on the new manufacturing capabilities at AAR Aircraft Services – Indianapolis, contact John Drewer | John.Drewer@aarcorp.com, or call 317-227-5021.
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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