Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with AAR, expanding the global reach for aftermarket supply of RR300 parts and services.
Ken Roberts, President of the Rolls-Royce Helicopter Engine business said: “With the turn-key solution AAR will provide, RR300 operators will have 24/7 access to parts and services critical for their day to day operations. As the Rolls-Royce Helicopter business continues to grow, meeting the needs of our customers around the world remains a top priority.”
David N. Perri, Vice President and General Manager at AAR said: “We look forward to offering a fully integrated supply chain solution for the RR300 program as Rolls-Royce seeks to expand and support its civil engine platforms. Our goal is to provide Rolls-Royce customers with a global parts and support network that allows the customer to focus on maintaining and flying their helicopters with the RR300 engine while AAR ensures that parts and customer service are always available.”
The engine, launched in 2007, has been selected by Robinson Helicopter Company to power the R66 five-seater helicopter and by Rotorway International to power the RotorWay Eagle 300T turbine twin-seat helicopter. It is one of six new civil engine programs Rolls-Royce has launched in three years. Key attributes of the RR300 include: low acquisition and operating costs; low-weight, compact design; improved specific fuel consumption; an embedded engine monitoring system; and ability to burn a variety of available jet fuels.
AAR is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Aircraft Sales and Leasing. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.