AAR has entered into an agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems to manage distribution requirements and to stock inventory of defense parts in support of Japanese military aircraft In Japan.
For AAR, the multi-year distribution agreement covers environmental and engine controls, electric systems, and actuation and propeller systems that support military aircraft platforms including F-15, AWACS, E-2C and C-130. This agreement represents a significant expansion of AAR’s relationship with UTC Aerospace Systems, as well as its parts and inventory support of foreign military customers from its global supply chain. The deal builds upon AAR’s existing business in the Japanese military segment. In recent years, AAR has been selected as the exclusive supplier of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and Jet Fuel Starter (JFS) parts and accessories for certain military aircraft operating in the region.
“Our number one priority is delighting our customers and meeting their needs as effectively as possible with the best aftermarket solutions and service,” said Ajay Agrawal, UTC Aerospace Systems Vice President of Aftermarket. “We are pleased to work with AAR to help meet the critical needs of the Japanese military segment.”
“As an independent provider of aviation aftermarket services, relationships with OEMs like UTC Aerospace have become important to our growth strategy and expands the value operators receive as part of our aftermarket support solutions,” said John Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, AAR Aviation Services.
AAR serves customers in more than 100 countries from sales and service locations in Singapore, Japan, China, Abu Dhabi and Australia, as well as the U.S., UK, France and Germany, so customers get the right part at the right time.