Commercial and government aviation services provider AAR has extended its agreement with global communications company Viasat to provide logistics, repair and aftermarket management services for Viasat’s in-flight connectivity products.

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    AAR says its OEM solutions team will continue to manage the aftermarket inventory pool of Viasat components including modems, antennas, radomes, wireless access points (WAPs) and power supply units (PSUs) as well as third party logistics and aircraft on ground (AOG) support.

    “Our goal is to deliver the gold standard in support to our aviation customer base — from factory-new components to their aftermarket needs,” said John Daly, Viasat’s vice president of business operations, global mobile solutions. “By extending our relationship with AAR, we can ensure we are providing exceptional, comprehensive aftermarket services and support to meet growing in-flight connectivity global demand.”

    “AAR’s services allow Viasat to further leverage our aviation aftermarket expertise through our comprehensive logistics and repair management,” said Eric Young, AAR senior vice president OEM solutions. “This global programme supports Viasat’s airline customers to maximise component availability. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Viasat in bringing their advanced connectivity services to more airlines and passengers globally.”

    AAR was recently recognised as the first independent MRO to implement a safety management system (SMS) in accordance with new requirements outlined by a range of industry associations. The requirements are set forth in the SMS Voluntary Program by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

    For more information on AAR OEM Solutions, visit aarcorp.com/OEMS.