Delta Air Lines and AAR Sign Engine Parts and APU Agreement
WOOD DALE, Ill., /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that the Company has signed an exclusive agreement with Delta Air Lines to be the single source non-OEM supplier of engine, bare engine accessories and APU surplus parts for Delta Air Lines. This agreement represents the renewal and expansion of a previous three year agreement.
Delta engine overhaul facilities service over 600 engines and 335 APUs per year for Delta's fleet of more than 580 jet aircraft. Engine types include the CFM International CFM56, General Electric CF6-80, Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200, PW2037, PW4060 and PW4460.
"AAR continues to be a driver of innovation and value creation," said Lamar Chesney, Delta senior vice president -- Supply Chain. "Their commitment, high standards and capabilities make them a strong supply chain partner."
"We appreciate the confidence that Delta has shown in AAR by selecting us to continue as their engine parts provider and expanding our relationship to include APU parts," said David P. Storch, AAR president and CEO. "We are confident that we can continue to add value to Delta's engine operations."
Delta's goal is to become the No. 1 airline in the eyes of its customers, flying passengers and cargo from anywhere to everywhere. People choose to fly Delta more often than any other airline in the world on 5,234 flights each day to 367 cities in 64 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection carriers and Delta's Worldwide Partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that gives customers extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, go to delta.com.
AAR is the preeminent provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace/aviation industry. Products and services include proprietary inventory management and logistic support services, encompassing supply, repair and manufacture of spare parts and systems. Headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR serves commercial and government aircraft fleet operators and independent service customers throughout the world. Further information can be found at www.aar.com .
This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, depending on a variety of factors, including: implementation of information technology systems, integration of acquisitions, marketplace competition, economic and aviation/aerospace market stability and Company profitability. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described.
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