AAR Wheel and Brake Services Grabs 4th Top Shop Award

April 16, 2015

OneAero MRO recognizes excellence in customer support, turn times and pricing

MIAMI, April 16, 2015 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces that its Wheel and Brake Services business segment has earned a 2015 Top Shop Award from OneAero MRO. This is the fourth time since 2010 that AAR has been selected. Only 17 out of more than 500 repair centers listed on the OneAero MRO online database receive Top Shop recognition.

The winners were announced during the MRO Americas 2015 conference in Miami Beach. Awards were presented at a luncheon hosted by OneAero MRO on Monday at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL.

The Top Shop Award recognizes superior customer support, excellent turnaround times and competitive repair pricing in several categories of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

AAR offers a complete range of landing gear, wheel and brake services, including repair, rebuilding and inspection, for all major aircraft types used in commercial, military and regional operations.

“The consistency of this award indicates the commitment and dedication our employees demonstrate on a daily basis,” said Jesus Banal, General Manager, Landing Gear Services, Wheel and Brakes, Miami. “Customer satisfaction and quality is what we strive for. And this recognition further demonstrates that we are moving in the right direction with our continuous improvement strategy.”

Wheel and Brake Services are part of AAR’s 1MRO service offerings, which include engineering and aircraft services delivered via a network of six aircraft repair stations in Miami; Duluth, Minn.; Indianapolis; and Oklahoma City.

Winners of the Top Shop award were nominated and selected by their peers in the aviation industry. OneAero MRO, a global leader in providing online marketing and support services to the aviation repair market, whittled the nominations to create a list of finalists, voted on by a panel of 20 airlines and suppliers around the world to select the 2015 winners.




About AAR

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.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

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