AAR has expanded its relationship with flydubai by signing a long-term contract to provide comprehensive flight-hour component support for its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The Dubai-based airline is set to take delivery of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft ordered at the 2013 Dubai International Airshow by the end of 2023.
This is AAR’s first agreement to support the new aircraft and will utilize the company’s extensive global supply chain network, including its new parts warehouse in Dubai.
“AAR is honored that flydubai will be AAR’s launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. We have been supporting flydubai’s current fleet since September 2016, and it is a privilege to be entrusted with this new opportunity, said AAR Chairman and CEO David P. Storch at a signing ceremony in Dubai to mark this important event.
“As the first customer of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in the region, we are looking forward to bringing further fuel and operating efficiency to our young modern fleet. AAR is a key partner with an enduring commitment to innovation and reliability, and we look forward to continuing our partnership,” said flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith.
“Our imbedded team and proprietary systems enable the fastest possible response times and streamlined operational efficiencies. This is another big win for our Integrated Supply Chain Solutions team who have a done a great job of expanding AAR’s flight-hour support services around the world.,” said John Holmes, President and Chief Operating Officer, 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.
Dubai-based flydubai strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations in 44 countries.
flydubai is committed to opening up previously underserved markets and provides direct links from Dubai to 63 routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai, or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
In addition, flydubai’s agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai’s economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai’s vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.