AAR Named Eaton's Distributor for Selected Fuel and Motion Control Products and Airline Customers
October 11, 2016
Agreement to Enhance OEM Aftermarket Service and Support for Commercial Airlines
WOOD DALE, Illinois – October 11, 2016 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) today announced that its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has been named distributor for selected global commercial airline customers served by Eaton's Aerospace Group. Eaton products covered by the agreement are manufactured by the Aerospace Group's Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division and include refueling sub-systems, fuel pumps, door and landing gear actuators, secondary flight control systems and piece part sub-assemblies.
The new contract builds on AAR’s existing aftermarket relationship with Eaton’s Fluid and Electrical Distribution Division, which spans both commercial and military markets globally.
“We are excited to provide improved service for Eaton's commercial airline customers while offering Eaton a unique value proposition resulting from our sole focus on aftermarket support, global presence, flexibility, and breadth of OEM aftermarket services,” said John Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, AAR Aviation Services.
“Eaton chose AAR based on the success we've achieved in our existing relationship and our shared focus on customer satisfaction," said Mark Schmidt, Vice President of Aftermarket, Eaton's Aerospace Group. "We are confident that AAR will continue providing outstanding levels of service and support for Eaton's commercial and military customers."
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions. Eaton's portfolio includes hydraulic engine-driven and electro-hydraulic pumps, control and storage equipment, distribution components and motors; engine and airframe fuel pumps, fuel-control valves, aerial- and ground-fueling equipment, lightning protection devices, and fuel-gauging and fuel-inerting systems; electrical generators, secondary flight-control actuators, door and utility actuators, and nose wheel steering and actuation-control systems; air-distribution products, pressure sensors, static and dynamic seals, and fluid-health monitoring products and systems; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and defense markets worldwide.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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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