AAR Signs Agreement with LORD Electromechanical Solutions for Airbus Flight Control Equipment Repairs
July 11, 2018
Expanded relationship to be Flight Control Equipment repair management channel
in the Americas market
WOOD DALE, Illinois, July 11, 2018 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has signed an agreement with LORD Corporation to be its channel to the Americas market for LORD Flight Control Equipment repairs.
The LORD products covered by this agreement are cockpit controls for systems on Airbus commercial fixed-wing aircraft. LORD acquired LORD Electromechanical Solutions (formerly Fly-by-Wire Systems France) from SKF in June 2016 and established a U.S.-based repair station for the products in August 2017. AAR will manage customer repairs going into LORD’s Cambridge Springs, Pa., facility.
“We are excited to expand our existing LORD relationship with the addition of these repair service offerings,” said Darren Spiegel, Vice President, AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions. “We are proud to bring OEM assurance to operators looking for repair solutions on this flight-critical line of components.”
AAR currently distributes a line of LORD Engine Mounts, APU Mounts, and Equipment Isolators for commercial fixed-wing and military fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft.
”LORD is committed to supplying its customers with quality products and repairs in a timely manner,” said Rachid Bendali, Vice President, Global Aerospace & Defense, LORD Corporation. “We look forward to providing optimal OEM repair service to operators of Airbus aircraft based in the Americas in cooperation with AAR.”
About LORD CORPORATION
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,000 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit www.lord.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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