WOOD DALE, Ill., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR), an independent provider of global aftermarket aviation services, has been awarded a seven-year contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney F100-220 engine components on the General Dynamics F-16 for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF).
"We are proud to continue our trusted long-term partnership with the Royal Danish Air Force. This contract reflects our strong relationship, continued focus on exceeding customer expectations and shared core values with the RDAF," said Eric Bron, General Manager of AAR's MRO Services Component Repair Amsterdam. "AAR delivers tailored services and capabilities based on commercial best practices that result in quality work and cost savings for the customer."
"This contract is part of our strategy to sustain the F-100 engine components for the remaining lifetime of the F-16 within the Danish Air Force. We are looking forward to continuing our good relationship with AAR for the years to come," said Peter Laustsen, Branch Chief F-16 - Ballerup.
AAR's MRO Services Component Repair Amsterdam facility has been supporting European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) as either a prime or a subcontractor performing repair management, component maintenance, supply chain and depot services for more than three decades.
The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) is the logistics authority of the Danish Defence. The organization procures, maintains, develops and disposes materiel capacities and ensures provisions in due time for the Danish Defence operations.
DALO's yearly budget is approximately 7 billion DKK. The funds are used to provide efficient support primarily to international operations and operational units within the Danish Armed Forces. DALO has approximately 1,900 employees with headquarters in Ballerup near Copenhagen.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR's Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR's Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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