March 21, 2014
AAR to establish aviation supply chain hub in Europe
AAR is acquiring inventory and customer contracts from Sabena technics Brussels and expects the transaction to close in the first week of April. The agreement includes ongoing power-by-the-hour support for 13 customers, which AAR’s Aviation Supply Chain division will handle from its new facility at the Brussels Airport. In addition to supporting the customers that will transition from Sabena technics, this 24/7 facility will support AOG and other parts requirements for existing AAR customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In recent years, the U.S.-based commercial aviation and defense contractor has increased its global supply chain infrastructure that now includes operations in Chicago, Singapore, Indianapolis, Toronto, Amsterdam and Brussels.