AAR Supply Chain is to acquire nine Boeing 757-200 passenger jets and their 18 Rolls-Royce RB211 engines from American Airlines to provide spare parts for freighter aircraft.

“The acquisition of these aircraft and engines will enable AAR to continue to support the RB211-powered 757 cargo market,” says Brian Salvatori, AAR’s vice-president of asset trading.

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Pandemic caused premature retirement of 757 fleet

AAR has not disclosed details of the airframes to be purchased.

Amid the pandemic, American announced in March 2020 that it would accelerate the retirement of its remaining 34 757s, with the last withdrawn from service the following year.