November 26, 2013
AAR reaches key milestones at Lake Charles, Louisiana aircraft maintenance facility
AAR has completed the first heavy maintenance check on a commercial aircraft at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The work was performed on an Airbus A330. In addition, the Lake Charles MRO, which commenced operations using a short-term approval granted under its Miami facility’s operating certificate, has now received its own operating certificate bringing the total number of FAA-certified AAR repair stations to 14. AAR announced that it would occupy the facility in August and commenced operations in September. The Lake Charles MRO is the Company’s sixth major heavy aircraft maintenance facility in North America, where AAR provides a wide range of services, from scheduled maintenance and structural repairs to re-engineering aircraft interiors.