November 15, 2012
AAR awarded Blackhawk Helicopter parts supply contract
AAR has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to provide parts and logistics services for U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters. AAR’s Defense Systems and Logistics division will supply Hamilton Sundstrand parts for U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). The contract has an initial one-year base period and four one-year renewal options with a total value of approximately $16m in revenue. The contract follows 10 months of analysis, forecasting and negotiations with the U.S. Government and the OEM. A dedicated parts inventory will enable AAR to reduce capital expense and overhead costs for the customer while improving parts availability.