AAR to Showcase Global Capabilities at Singapore Airshow 2014
Customer-focused solutions drive aerospace company’s expansion in Asia-Pacific
SINGAPORE – As organizers of the Singapore Airshow roll out the red carpet for the United States as its first ever “feature country,” key executives of U.S.-based AAR, a global leader in aviation products and services for commercial and defense customers, will join industry leaders in Asia’s aviation hub in search of new business opportunities and expansion partners at Singapore Airshow 2014, Feb. 11-16 at the Changi Exhibition Centre.
AAR is a recognized leader in the areas of aviation supply chain services, aircraft MRO, cargo systems and specialized mobility products. From its global operations AAR serves customers in 110 countries around the world, with international sales making up nearly a quarter of AAR’s annual sales.
With support from the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Defense, and branded with the theme “Iconically American,” the “feature country” status provides U.S. companies with a unique opportunity to promote their global business segments and capabilities to generate sales leads in the Asia-Pacific region. Key executives from AAR’s global headquarters in the U.S., AAR International in Japan, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, and its European subsidiaries Nordisk Aviation Products, Telair International and Airinmar will be on hand (Booth S01) to discuss its full portfolio of products and services, from its parts and supply chain hubs in Singapore and Amsterdam; AAR Engineering Services in Singapore; innovative cargo systems and lightweight, fire-resistant unit load devices made in Europe; and its expansion across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
AAR has the experience and the talent to meet the needs of customers in different regions and regulatory environments, and is well-positioned to create solutions for the growing commercial sector.
The “feature country” series was created to provide a platform for companies to make strides into the global aerospace market as well as to elevate bilateral trade relations between Singapore and the United States, according to the show’s Web site.
“We look forward to the opportunity to showcase our products and services at the Singapore Airshow and appreciate how the show organizers, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Defense are working together to shine a spotlight on U.S. companies with a growing global presence, such as AAR,” said Peter Chapman, Vice Chairman and Co-chief Commercial Officer for AAR CORP. “We view this as a major opportunity to educate potential customers and the media about AAR’s capabilities and our winning customer-centric business model.”
Besides Chapman, attending AAR executives include John Holmes, Group Vice President, Aviation Supply Chain; Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Middle East, Africa and India Operations; Toshifumi Hari, AAR International in Japan; Boon Yang Sim, Nordisk Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific; Axel Hauner, President, Telair; and Paul Richardson, Vice President of Sales, AAR Supply Chain, in Singapore.
Media professionals and bloggers are encouraged to stop by AAR’s futuristic booth to pick up literature and set up interviews with key executives. Dwayne Foo of AAR International in Singapore will be on site to assist media. AAR officials also will be actively engaged with attendees and trade media via Twitter. Follow @aarcorp.
In recent years, the U.S.-based commercial aviation and defense contractor has increased its global presence through acquisitions and customer-driven solutions, such as its parts supply warehouses in Amsterdam and Singapore, and component repair facility in Germany. AAR designs lightweight transport solutions that save on fuel costs and its advanced cargo loading systems help reduce manpower and the chance of injury. The innovation of AAR businesses led to the first lightweight cargo solution that can contain an onboard fire for six hours of flight. The company procures and leases aircraft and is the largest independent operator of airlift services to the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan.
Other services being presented in Singapore include AAR’s inventory management programs; aircraft and engine parts supply operations; parts repair management; aircraft and engine sales and leasing; component repairs; services for landing gear, wheels and brakes; and engineering services. Technology products and solutions will include advanced cargo handling and loading systems; communications systems integration; metals machining; composites manufacturing; and design and engineering services.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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