Sumitomo Precision Products Names AAR Exclusive Global Distributor for the IAE V2500 Pneumatic Starter LRU
Agreement will provide airlines and MROs with enhanced aftermarket support
WOOD DALE, Illinois, May 1, 2018 – AAR (NYSE:AIR), a leading integrator of aviation supply chain solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Precision Products (SPP) Co., Ltd., to provide global support to airlines and MRO customers for the IAE V2500 Pneumatic Starterand Starter Air Valve.
AAR’s OEM Aftermarket Solutions group will utilize its global customer support team and warehousing network to provide exceptional customer support for the starter, starter air valve,and related sub-assembly components.
“With the help of AAR’s globally allocated customer support network, SPP is truly excited and strongly committed to provide better component service to V2500 engine operators and MRO customers,” said the SPP Product Support team.
“We are excited to partner with SPP on this critical engine component. The V2500 starter complements our current product offerings and allows us to leverage the current relationships and experience of our global customer sales and support teams,” said Erik Barfuss, Product Line Manager, OEM Aftermarket Solutions, AAR.
About Sumitomo Precision Products
For more than half a century, SPP has been engaged in the design and manufacture of aerospace equipment as an experienced supplier of traditional propellers, landing gears, and heat exchangers. With a reputation for excellence and a broad range of experience, SPP has firmly established itself as a global leading supplier in the world-wide commercial aerospace market with the ability to develop and manufacture superior equipment that contribute directly to aviation safety.
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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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, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled “Risk Factors”, included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. 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. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company’s control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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