AAR Launches New Rotorcraft Services Business
AAR now offers aftermarket support services for helicopter operators, including parts sales, engineering and total life-cycle support programs under its new Rotorcraft Services business division
AAR, February 24, 2016 - WOOD DALE, Illinois – AAR, a global aerospace and defense contractor that provides industry-leading aviation services to the world’s airlines, governments and OEMs, now offers a broad range of aftermarket support services for helicopter operators, including parts sales, engineering, and total life-cycle support programs, under its new Rotorcraft Services business division.
AAR officially launched the new business unit leading up to the Heli-Expo show March 1-3 in Louisville, KY, where its executives will be on hand at Booth 2604 to speak to reporters and prospective customers about AAR’s Rotorcraft Services capabilities and expertise.
With Rotorcraft Services, AAR leverages AAR Airlift’s experience operating and maintaining rotorcraft in expeditionary environments, as well as the Company’s aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, global supply chain network and modification expertise to offer similar services to rotorcraft customers.
AAR’s Airlift Group has owned, operated and maintained its own fleet of fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft for more than 10 years. In fact, AAR Airlift is one of the largest independent providers of expeditionary airlift services in the world, providing mission-critical transport of people and supplies in austere environments such as Afghanistan, the Falkland Islands, Africa, and at sea in the Mediterranean and Western Pacific. AAR Airlift Group has operated the Sikorsky S-92 and S-61N, Bell 214ST and 412, Airbus 330J Puma, and Finmeccanica AW-189 airframes in remote locations, and offers its customers the benefit of this operational and sustainment expertise.
In addition to benefiting from Airlift’s operations experience, rotor-wing operators can now access the full range of services that AAR provides to fixed-wing customers in more than 100 countries including parts sales and procurement; aircraft leasing and resale; aircraft evaluation; new and used parts sales; parting out of legacy aircraft; component repair; engineering services; aircraft modifications; field maintenance; and comprehensive support programs. This includes a new product line in its trading business focused on component sales, OEM distribution, repair management and asset trading for rotorcraft. Already underway through its Airinmar subsidiary, AAR manages component repair for CHC’s fleet of more than 200 helicopters.