AAR Selected by ExpressJet to Provide Landing Gear Overhaul Services

July 30, 2013

No. 1 MRO provider in Americas wins 5-year award to service Embraer ERJ-145XR fleet

WOOD DALE, Illinois — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces a five-year contract with ExpressJet Airlines to provide landing gear overhaul services on its fleet of 104 Embraer ERJ-145XR aircraft.

AAR will perform gear overhauls in a dedicated regional aircraft product area at its 180,000-square-foot Landing Gear Services MRO facility in Miami. ExpressJet, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is the world’s largest regional airline.

“It’s rewarding for an industry leader such as ExpressJet to recognize our extensive experience with the ERJ-145 landing gear, as well as our ability to meet their rigorous quality and program requirements,” said Pastor Lopez, Vice President, Aircraft Components and Landing Gear. “This multi-year contract energizes our team to meet the high performance standards our customers have come to expect.”

AAR marshals resources to satisfy a vast array of aircraft needs via its 1MRO network across five U.S. cities, with facilities in Duluth, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Miami, Oklahoma City and Hot Springs, Arkansas. Recently, AAR again was named the No. 1 Airframe MRO Provider in North America and No. 3 in the world based on an industry survey by Aviation Week.




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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