AAR and Gulf Technics form supply chain partnership

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Aviation services provider AAR and Bahrain's Gulf Technics have signed a partnership deal to provide an integrated supply chain and component repair solution for Gulf Air.

The partnership will combine parts supply, component repair, distribution, information technology and logistics capabilities.

AAR and Gulf Technics will manage the rotable components supply chain for 14 Airbus A320, 10 A330 and four A340 aircraft.

Work on the five-year programme began this month.

In addition to the rotable programme, AAR and Gulf Technics are exploring a joint supply chain and component repair capability.

This would serve Gulf Air "as well as other Airbus operators in the Middle East and North Africa", says AAR Allen Asset Management division president John Holmes.