AAR wins 757-200 cabin work

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US-based heavy maintenance specialist AAR has won a contract to reconfigure 56 Boeing 757-200 aircraft for a "major US airline," it announces today.

The MRO has not disclosed the airline, but says the project includes replacing first and economy class seats, galleys and the aircraft's inflight entertainment system.

AAR is applying for the supplemental type certificate for the project and will also provide project management and engineering services in addition to performing the modifications.

Several US mainline carriers have implemented modernisation programmes for their 757-200 fleets, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. All have partnered with AAR in the past for maintenance projects on various aircraft types.

"Our team continues to provide high quality engineering and program management, exceeding our customers' expectations with the completion of each project, and creating even more opportunities for follow-on work," says Ron Eaton, vice-president, AAR Engineering Services.