CADILLAC, Mich., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR), a worldwide provider of aviation services to airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and governments, has acquired the SPACEMAX® product line of high-tech, hard-wall, rapid-deployment mobile shelters used in commercial, military and humanitarian operations.
SPACEMAX® shelters add another option for customers of AAR Mobility Systems, whose wide range of encampment solutions is customizable to mission demands. SPACEMAX® has gained recognition for plug-and-play shelters that are lightweight enough to be airlifted or towed via standard vehicles. They assemble in five minutes with four people, saving energy and delivering comfort using proprietary technology, which affords climate control with minimal energy consumption. The shelters can be redeployed for decades.
"The acquisition of SPACEMAX® adds a new tier to AAR Mobility Systems' offerings, all of which balance functionality and cost," said Jeff Jackson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AAR Mobility Systems. "SPACEMAX®'s durable shelters protect troops, relief workers, miners and construction crews like no soft-side tent can. Yet they're easy to haul and assemble. SPACEMAX® technology optimizes resource usage for a solid return on investment."
AAR Mobility Systems' lineup of temporary housing units, kitchens, water purification units, showers/latrines and laundry units now includes SPACEMAX® designs and technology, such as:
Temporarydormitory or office units with plug-and-play electrical and plumbing systems. Frame connectors link or stack units in a variety of configurations.
The SM10 and SM20 shower/latrine units, with innovative features such as the Clavis extrusion system, Hercules high-tensile steel frames, Endurasip panels and Therma-Core resin break systems, field-tested in military operations in the Marshall Islands and beyond.
Laundry units with stacked washer-dryers and optional space for a wash sink, detergent vending machine, bill changer, ironing board and benches.
AAR Mobility Systems, which has been manufacturing rapid deployment equipment to support military and disaster-relief operations for more than 40 years, offers products in various price ranges. Smaller operations often deploy AAR's proprietary ISU®s (which stands for Internal Airlift/Helicopter Slingable Container Units) or ESAMS (Expandable Small Air Mobile Shelters). Larger, longer missions often call for AAR's ELAMS (Expandable Light Air Mobile Shelters) and HELAMS (Hardside Expandable Light Air Mobile Shelters).
About AAR AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR's Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR's Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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