AAR launches digital services for aftermarket

Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) officially launched at MRO Europe in London two new solutions from its Digital Services team to better serve its commercial aftermarket customers, the company said.

AAR´s new online PAARTS STORE and AARive real-time customer portal for flight-hour component support are being demonstrated by AAR´s Digital Services team at Booth # 335.

The PAARTS STORE 2.0 provides 24/7 visibility of more than 1 million new and used parts in AAR´s inventory. So in addition to the OEM factory-new parts previously listed, visitors now have real-time access to AAR´s industry-leading inventory of overhauled, serviceable, and repairable airframe and engine parts for almost every commercial aircraft platform. Full documentation including trace and certification is available to registered customers. The ability to instantly purchase or negotiate RFQs via the PAARTS STORE provides a simple and seamless experience and faster fulfillment of part needs.

AAR is enhancing its flight-hour component support programs with a complementary transaction and visibility portal: AARive. It provides online self-service capabilities for customers, putting them in control of their supply chain program.

Already in use by select program customers, AARive offers anytime anywhere access to pool parts, review of required paperwork ahead of part shipment, and tracking of orders in real time. Access to reliability/engineering data reporting and support documentation close the supply chain loop, providing end-to-end control.

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR provides aviation services to commercial and government customers in over 100 countries 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.