Tuesday, May 27, 2014
AAR to Increase Participation in Boeing Recap Program
AAR has won a contract that expands its component repair support of the Boeing Company’s Helicopter Recapitalization Program for the U.S. Army. Under a five-year general terms agreement on Multi Year II, AAR will overhaul multiple components on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. This is a significant increase over AAR’s portion of Boeing’s initial Multi Year I program.
The work is being performed at AAR Aircraft Component Services in Garden City, N.Y., which already has received more than 300 units from Boeing’s facility in Ridley Park, Pa. The first repaired and overhauled units have already shipped back to Boeing.
Boeing’s Recapitalization Program breathes new life into old U.S. Army CH-47 helicopters. As part of this program, the airframe is discarded and the components are harvested and sent out for repair and overhaul. The refurbished parts are put into a new airframe along with other modern upgrades.
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