AAR Receives Order for 30 Lockheed C-130 Cargo Systems
WOOD DALE, Ill., /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that its Cargo Systems division received a purchase order to manufacture and supply C-130 cargo handling systems and spares components for thirty Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft.
The AAR cargo systems facilitate the loading, securing, unloading and in-flight release of military-style pallets, including low-altitude parachute extractions. AAR has been manufacturing C-130 cargo systems since 1968 and has delivered 1,280 of the specially-designed systems for the worldwide fleet of C-130 aircraft.
Vin Misciagna, Vice President and General Manager of AAR Cargo Systems, said, "Our experience and capabilities with the C-130 enable us to provide a cost-effective, high-value solution for the conversion and ongoing operation of the C-130 fleet."
For more than 40 years, AAR has been at the forefront of cargo system development and manufacturing, beginning with the design of the C-130 aerial delivery cargo system. Today, AAR offers a complete line of cargo systems for established and emerging military transport aircraft and the Company has earned a position among the top 100 defense contractors in the world.
AAR received the purchase order from B&G Industries, LLC, a leading provider of Military and Commercial aircraft repair and modification services to both military and commercial customers. B&G specializes in the repair of major structural damage, mission specific modifications, and military depot-level maintenance. B&G Industries also provides full NDT services, performs heavy checks and avionics installations, and offers precision manufacturing services. B&G Industries, LLC is located at 2441 Hwy 20 West, Greybull, WY 82426. For more information, please see www.bgiaviation.com.
AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government/defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and government/defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Government and Defense Services. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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