Rockwell Collins will provide avionics support for AAR's component agreements under a 10-year contract.
Under the agreement, Rockwell Collins will act as a subcontractor to AAR and support aircraft types including the Airbus A319, A320 and A330, as well as the Boeing 737 and 767 models and Bombardier regional jets.
Rockwell Collins will charge a fixed price per flight hour rate under the contracts, which AAR says will shorten turnaround times and lower costs passed on to customers.
“This programme with Rockwell Collins enhances AAR’s ability to provide comprehensive, one-stop shopping and support to our customers,” says John Holmes, vice-president of AAR’s aviation supply chain group. “The relationship also helps us add even more value to our customers through competitive pricing, innovative solutions and world-class technical support, including engineering, reliability and service improvements.”
AAR operates six MRO facilities in the USA, most recently adding a widebody maintenance station in Lake Charles, Louisiana in August. The maintenance firm logged 4.6 million man hours across its facilities in 2012, a 33% year-over-year increase from 2011.