AAR, April 30, 2015 - WOOD DALE, Illinois — AAR has earned Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards at two of its operating units — Aircraft Component Repair (ACS) in Amsterdam and Defense Systems Logistics (DSL) in Havelock, N.C. — for the fifth straight year.
Boeing issues the awards annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance for each month of the 12-month reporting period, this year from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014.
“For 60 years, AAR has built its reputation on a standard of excellence, and I applaud our employees in component repair and defense systems logistics for upholding that standard year after year,” said John Holmes, AAR’s Aviation Services Chief Operating Officer. “This award demonstrates the high level of partnership AAR strives to achieve with all of our OEM, defense and airline customers.”
Of Boeing’s more than 13,000 global suppliers, AAR is among only 119 to earn Gold status this year.
AAR ACS in Amsterdam provides in-house component repairs and manages a network of subcontractors that support airlines in the EMEA region. It’s accredited to work on military aircraft from the F-16 fighter jet and the Chinook CH-47s and Apache AH-64s rotorcraft to 717 and 737NG jets operated by commercial carriers. Customers include various commercial airlines as well as the Netherlands Ministry of Defense’s Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).
AAR DSL provides supply chain services to U.S. military and government customers and their allies. It was recognized for supply chain management in support of Boeing’s Harrier Integrated Supply Support (HISS) performance-based logistics contract that sustains the AV-8B Harrier aircraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps in Italy and Spain from Cherry Point, N.C.
About AAR: AAR is a global aerospace and defense company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense 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; and component repair. AAR's Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions.