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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.




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