AAR Named Exclusive Provider of Specialized Pallets for UK MoDWood Dale, Illinois - AAR (NYSE:AIR) today announced that its Mobility Systems unit has been awarded an exclusive three-year, multi-million dollar contract by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence to supply up to 6,000 specialized cargo pallets for use on a variety of fixed-wing transport aircraft in its military fleet.
The specialized Air Cargo Pallets (ACPs) will be used in conjunction with Ministry of Defence (MoD) cargo handling systems to transport supplies in aircraft, within airfreight terminals and on motorized and non-motorized vehicles. The 10,000-pound capacity pallets will be deployed on a variety of fixed-wing MoD transport aircraft including the Hercules C-130J and C-130K; the C-17A Globemaster; the Tri-Star VC-10; the Airbus 330 Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft; the Airbus 400 Military Transport; and the Antonov AN-124.
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"We are proud to be selected as the MoD's exclusive provider of 463L pallets, which will be used in all environments in which the U.K. military operates," said Lee Krantz, Vice President and General Manager of AAR Mobility Systems. "The pallet award, coupled with AAR's excellent reputation as a provider of military cargo systems, strengthens the Company's position as a leading provider of products that support military transport and logistics requirements."
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Source : AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR)