SINGAPORE, 8 Aug. 2013. AAR (NYSE:AIR) has completed a cabin modification project in a tight timeframe on three Airbus A319-100s flown by Drukair, the national carrier of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
AAR’s services included design, engineering, certification, and supply of seats and cabin parts, as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) touch labor for the aircraft reconfiguration. AAR replaced the business- and economy-class seats, installed additional passenger seating in economy class, and received design approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Europe’s airworthiness authority.
AAR met Drukair’s tight schedule, modifying the three aircraft in eight weeks.
“Our team put a lot into developing the engineering and managing the supply chain, including our seat shop and MRO partner. They once again proved capable of completing high-intensity programs on time, meeting customer expectations,” explains Michael Leung, director, AAR Engineering Services – Asia, who commended AAR Engineering Services Singapore for ensuring quality in a fast turnaround. “We provide our customers in Asia and elsewhere a one-stop shop for all their aircraft modification needs to help them meet challenges in a dynamic market environment.”
Engineering Services is one resource in AAR's 1MRO (SM) network of solutions for commercial airlines worldwide. AAR offers products and services extending to heavy maintenance, landing gear, and component repair services, as well as parts supply and support.