AAR, a leading aviation services provider for commercial airlines and governments across the globe, has been selected as the exclusive distributor for Woodward to promote and sell spare piece parts in support of the U.S. government’s fleets, AAR announced on Wednesday.
“We are excited to partner with Woodward in support of the U.S. military,” said Eric Young, AAR Senior Vice President of OEM Solutions. “AAR will leverage its experience and unique tools to shorten lead times and increase parts availability.”
As part of the agreement, AAR OEM Solutions will provide piece part distribution for components on multiple platforms including the T700, LM2500 and TF34 engines. Woodward’s piece parts that are already part of the company’s long-term contracts with the U.S. government will be excluded from the agreement with AAR.
“We believe this relationship will provide significant benefits to both our military customers and Woodward, and we are pleased to be partnering with AAR,” said John DiSilvestro, Woodward, Inc. Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Commercial Operations for Aircraft Fuel Systems and Controls.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services.
AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations.