AAR Named Outstanding Component Repair Provider by NATO

June 8, 2012

Amsterdam division distinguished for outstanding performance and variety of complex repairs

WOOD DALE, Illinois — AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” by the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO). AAR was also recently ranked as Parts Supplier of the Year, one of the top five providers of aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in the world and the Best MRO in the Americas in independent surveys of customers and industry professionals.

AAR’s Aircraft Component Services division in Amsterdam earned the recognition for its performance in three key areas: on-time delivery; quality of service; and contract administration. In addition, NAMSA and IAMCO, which manage maintenance work and services for NATO, cited AAR for its complexity, variety and high number of repairs. AAR was previously recognized as Outstanding Source of Repair in 2006.

“The component and repair services that we provide are mission-critical to our defense customers’ operations,” said Mat van Vugt, General Manager, AAR Aircraft Component Services — Amsterdam. “Every day we strive to live up to the high levels of performance our customers have come to expect from us. Being recognized by NATO as the best SOR reflects our team’s commitment to excellence.”

AAR Aircraft Component Services — Amsterdam services rotable components with AOG (air 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.


As NATO’s principal logistics support management agency, NAMSA assists NATO nations by organizing common procurement and supply of spare parts, as well as 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. An industrial prime contractor, IAMCO is responsible for management of industrial collaborative efforts in depot level maintenance of air vehicles, engines and aircraft components, including the maintenance of NATO E-3A (AWACS) and Trainer Cargo Aircraft (TCA) fleet.




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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