AAR has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” and ranked number one among all component source of repair (SoR) facilities for 2021 by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO). Both organisations manage maintenance work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). This is the second time AAR has received this prestigious recognition in the last three years and the fifth overall.
AAR’s Amsterdam facility has served IAMCO for two decades and earlier this year signed a 10-year extension of the component MRO agreement with IAMCO for support of the NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control (AWACS) fleet.
“AAR aims to provide the highest level of service possible. The honour of receiving this distinction from NATO confirms our success toward this goal and demonstrates that others recognize our value,” said Maarten Willemsen, Program Manager, AAR Aircraft Component Services – Amsterdam. “We are extremely proud to provide repair services to the NATO AWACS program in support of their readiness.”
“NSPA congratulates AAR Aircraft Component Services for being selected as the best SoR of 2021. This achievement highlights the dedication, skill, and professionalism displayed by AAR. We continue to be proud of the contribution of the AAR team to our AWACS program and look forward to our continued relationship,” said Norbert Schneider, NSPA LW Program Manager.
“IAMCO congratulates the AAR Aircraft Component Services team for having been selected once again by IAMCO and NSPA as the best SoR of 2021. With this fifth award, AAR has demonstrated through the years that it is a consistently reliable and strong pillar for the NATO AWACS program,” said Bernard Masuy, IAMCO Components Branch Manager.