WOOD DALE, Ill., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR) has secured its first Airbus NEO fleet customer by signing a long-term component support agreement with Hawaii's largest airline, Hawaiian Airlines. AAR will be providing comprehensive flight-hour component support for the airline's brand-new fleet of 18 A321neo's via AAR's inventory hub in Chicago, as well as stock positioned in Hawaii and other strategic operating hubs.
"AAR continues to expand our component flight-hour support business, and we are excited to add the A321neo to our broad range of supported platforms," said John Holmes, President & Chief Operating Officer, AAR, at a Hawaii signing to mark this important event. "Breaking into a new fleet type is even more exciting with a strong and successful customer like Hawaiian Airlines."
"This flight-hour agreement is the latest addition to AAR's long-term partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, which AAR has been supporting for over 15 years with our wide range of services," said Chris Jessup, Chief Commercial Officer, AAR.
"We are excited to partner with AAR for component support for our newest A321neo fleet," said Jim Landers, Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering, Hawaiian Airlines.
About Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian®, the world's most punctual airline as reported by OAG, has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 13 years (2004-2016) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i. Now in its 88th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline.
Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page. For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian's LinkedIn page.
About AAR AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,000 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.
This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled "Risk Factors", included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2017. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company's control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.