AAR begins work on $909m landing gear support contract for USAF
AAR has begun work on a $909m landing gear support contract for the US Air Force (USAF), upon receiving the Notice to Proceed.
The contract was awarded by the USAF in March to support its Landing Gear Performance-Based Logistics One programme for a period of 15 years.
As part of the contract, the company will provide supply chain management, including purchasing, remanufacturing, distribution and inventory control to support all airforce depot and field-level, foreign military sales, and contractor requisitions received for all C-130, KC-135, and E-3 landing gear parts.
AAR Government Supply Chain Solutions senior vice-president Nicholas Gross said: “Serving as the prime contractor, AAR will support these three fleets utilizing our Landing Gear Repair and Overhaul centre in Miami, as well as our supply chain network across the country.”
The repair work under the contract will be carried out at the company's landing gear services facility in Miami, Florida, US.
The inventory supply and management will also be handled through AAR offices and warehouses in Wood Dale, Illinois, and Ogden, Utah, US, according to the company.
Work under the fixed-price contract is expected to be completed by 2032.
AAR said that it has been managing the repair, maintenance and logistics of landing gear for more than 30 years.
Earlier this month, the company was awarded $43m aviation spare parts by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Under the DLA contract, AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions will provide total supply chain management, including procurement, distribution, and inventory control to support DLA depot and field-level aviation spare parts needs.