AAR Amsterdam ranked no. 1, named outstanding component repair provider by NATO
AAR Aircraft Component Repair was cited for its superior product quality, timely delivery, quality assurance services and component support.
April 20, 2017
By Kelsea Koh
AAR’s Aircraft Component Repair facility in Amsterdam has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” and ranked No. 1 among all Component Source of Repair (SOR) facilities for 2016 by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO), which manages maintenance work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. AAR has received this prestigious recognition three times since 2005.
AAR Aircraft Component Repair in Amsterdam was cited for its superior product quality, timely delivery, quality assurance services and component support on the NATO AWACS fleet. The facility services rotable components at a state-of-the-art facility equipped to repair, overhaul and maintain more than 22,000 aircraft parts.
“We strive for excellence every day and having our component and repair services repeatedly recognized by NATO validates our efforts and inspires our team toward continuous improvement,” said Eric Bron, General Manager, AAR Aircraft Repair, Amsterdam.
In addition to this latest honor, AAR has repeatedly ranked high in various independent surveys of customers and industry professionals, earning recognition in three key areas: on-time delivery, quality of service and contract administration.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principal support agency, NSPA assists NATO nations by organizing common procurement and supply of spare parts, as well as by arranging maintenance and repair services necessary for the support of various weapon systems in their inventories.
IAMCO is a multinational joint venture company founded in 1991. As an industrial prime contractor, IAMCO is responsible for management of collaborative efforts in depot-level maintenance of NATO’s E-3A airborne early warning and control (AWACS) fleet, including the maintenance of engines and aircraft components.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions.