AAR awarded MRO contract with RNLAF to service Chinook APU

AAR, a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has been awarded a four-year contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the CH-47 Chinook APU for Logistics Centre Woensdrecht (LCW).

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force will modernize six CH-47 Chinooks to the latest F-model configuration. Boeing photo
AAR has been awarded a contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force to perform MRO of the CH-47 Chinook APU. Boeing photo

AAR will service the Chinook fleet in its component repair facility in Amsterdam, where AAR has been supporting European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) for over 30 years as a prime provider or subcontractor for repair management, component maintenance, supply chain and depot services.

“The RNLAF is pleased to have an MRO contract in place for their CH-47 APUs,” said LCol Remco Bastiaan, EMSD program manager, Chinook. “The Chinook community is excited to have a trusted partner like AAR support the RNLAF to maintain and improve the availability of the Chinook fleet and looks forward to sustaining and expanding their valued relationship.”

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“AAR has been a proud and trusted partner of the Royal Netherlands Air Force on the F-16 platform for more than 25 years,” said Eric Bron, AAR general manager of component repair. “This step expanding our MRO services to the CH-47 Chinook platform reflects our strong relationship, dedication to exceeding customer expectations and shared core values with the RNLAF. We deliver tailored services and capabilities based on commercial best practices and our customers’ unique needs to produce the highest quality work and cost savings.”

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