United Airlines has awarded AAR a multi-year contract for the airframe maintenance of its narrowbody fleet.

    Work will be performed at AAR’s MRO facility in Rockford, Illinois, USA.

    “We are excited to expand our partnership with United Airlines and the city of Rockford,” said AAR president and CEO John Holmes. “We began operations in Rockford four years ago and have built a track record of solid performance. We are very proud to have secured this long-term contract with United.”

    AAR said it also supported airframe maintenance work for United at its facility in Miami. It also has MRO facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma, Quebec and Ontario.

    The MRO company expects to add up to 250 year-round aviation maintenance technician jobs in Rockford as a result of the contract win.

    AAR will continue to leverage its ‘EAGLE Career Pathway Program’ (pictured below), whose nationwide network of schools which includes Rock Valley College. “The EAGLE Program provides a direct pathway to aviation technician jobs at AAR´s facilities as well as providing mentorship opportunities for students while they are enrolled in their Airframe and Powerplant programme,” AAR said.

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