Global aerospace and defence aftermarket solutions company AAR has expanded its component repair services agreement with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft.

The agreement allows the inclusion of additional components for repairs in support of its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) BAE’s regional jet programmes.

As part of an original contract between the companies, AAR started offering component repair and overhaul services this January.

The latest contract expansion will now enable AAR to concentrate on BAE Systems’ out-of-production regional aircraft.

BAE Systems regional aircraft director Andrew James said: “With the rapid expansion of our global aerospace and defence business, AAR has been a trusted, skilled aftermarket provider to support our commercial regional aircraft programmes.

“Since entering our contract in January, AAR Component Repair has consistently delivered cost savings and a high-quality final product and we look forward to continued benefits as we expand the services in our partnership.”

The services under the agreement are carried out by the company at its component repair centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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AAR Component Repair director of commercial operations Andre op’t Hof said: “We are proud to take on a larger role supporting our OEM partner BAE Systems’ regional jet programmes.

“Our expertise has optimised our service delivery, providing high-quality, reliable repairs at a lower cost to the customer.”

Headquartered in Chicago, AAR operates two segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services.

The company offers rotable component repair, overhaul and maintenance for a wide range of commercial aircraft. It has repaired more than 6,000 components so far.