AAR replicates conditions, complexities experienced by flight controls and structural systems on next-generation aircraft

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., 21 Nov. 2013. AAR (NYSE:AIR) has implemented a Bauer Inc. Rotary Actuator Component Test System capable of evaluating a wider range of commercial and military hydraulic and electric actuation products installed on next-generation aircraft.

Nov 21st, 2013

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., 21 Nov. 2013. AAR (NYSE:AIR) has implemented a Bauer Inc. Rotary Actuator Component Test System capable of evaluating a wider range of commercial and military hydraulic and electric actuation products installed on next-generation aircraft.

The newly adopted technology enables AAR staff to replicate demands, loads, cycles, and motions specified in testing requirements for a variety of actuators in both current- and next-generation engines and aircraft fleets. The system’s modular design enables testing of components that integrate with a variety of flight control and structural systems, from door actuators through major flight surfacesm, such as flaps, spoilers, and ailerons.

“The system represents the state-of-the art in our industry,” says Pastor Lopez, vice president, Aircraft Components and Landing Gear Services. “It builds upon current capabilities to ensure we remain a leading provider of accessory component MRO services and provides an entry point into next-generation flight controls. We’re excited about the services we can offer with this leading-edge system from Bauer.”

The technology ensures that AAR can support the next generation of 787s, A350s, and other platforms.The new rotary actuator system testing capability is part of a range of component repair, overhaul, and exchange services offered by AAR through its Aircraft Component Services facilities in New York and Amsterdam.

AAR’s aviation services include aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul and supply chain capabilities for commercial airlines, defense agencies, and OEMs.

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