Business

June 17, 2013

AAR signs partnering agreement with Boeing to support rotorcraft for Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR and Boeing have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache AH-64s. The AAR /Boeing agreement will leverage the experience of a Dutch industry to optimize the repair and overhaul of a key Chinook component and assists in the RNLAF goal of increasing aircraft availability. A top priority is to improve the readiness of the rotorcraft by allowing component work to be performed on Dutch soil by an experienced service provider.

The agreement, representing the next milestone in fulfilling a letter of intent that Boeing and AAR signed in 2011, recognizes AARís extensive expertise servicing aircraft components for air forces in Europe, the United States and other countries, including on a number of platforms for which Boeing is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

ìAAR has the depth and breadth to complete complex work in a timely fashion, ensuring these rotorcraft will be ready when the Royal Netherlands Air Force needs them,î said Mat van Vugt, general manager of AAR Component Services in Amsterdam. ìWeíre confident this new partnership will benefit everyone.

The partnering agreement was signed June 15, the 2013 RNLAF Open Day, which included an air show at Volkel Air Base. The RNLAF is celebrating the centennial of military aviation in the Netherlands, as well as the 60th Anniversary of the RNLAF as an independent service.

Once Boeing formally audits AAR, Boeing will certify AAR as an approved Boeing supplier of services on Integrated Lower Control Actuators installed on Chinook CH-47s. That maintenance work is slated to begin in the fall.

AAR will be eligible to support additional Boeing contracts when the agreement expands to include other Chinook and Apache components. That is expected later this year.

Boeing is focused on building relationships with suppliers that can help the company continue to deliver affordable, reliable logistics, sustainment and MRO solutions that maximize global readiness for our customers here and elsewhere, Peri Widener, Boeing Global Services & Support, vice president Rotorcraft Support, said at the time the letter of intent was signed.

The collaboration creates opportunities for Dutch industry as well, a top priority for Boeing and the RNLAFís Logistic Center Woensdrecht. AAR’s Aircraft Component Services near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will expand in the military rotorcraft market through the agreement, which is designed to gradually broaden ACSís activities within the countryís borders, as well as extending support to other military aircraft abroad.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
boeing-chinook

Boeing delivers first U.S. Army multiyear II configured Chinook

Boeing July 29 delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Penn. ...
 
 
Army photograph by SSgt. Angela Stafford

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Army photograph Tracer rounds enable the shooter to follow the projectile trajectory to make aiming corrections. However, the light emitted by these rounds also gives away the position of the shooter. Engineers at Picatinny Ars...
 
 

General Dynamics to continue work on U.S. Air Force GPS III program

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element for space vehicles seven and eight. The Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing...
 

 

Javelin joint venture demonstrates vehicle-mounted missile launch

The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. The test demonstrated Javelin’s vehicle-launch capability to an international customer that has expressed interest in purchasing vehicles integrated with Javelin. The Javelin missile launched successfully...
 
 

Royal Australian Air Force scores direct hit with JSOW C

The Royal Australian Air Force has successfully tested a Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon C against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off range and altitude of 25,000 feet, the JSOW C scored a direct hit. The RAAF test marked the third...
 
 

Boeing to assemble 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

Boeing announced July 30 that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>