AAR Wins Maintenance and Modifications Contract from Virgin America
- Largest North American MRO selected to perform heavy-checks and install advanced in-flight entertainment systems
Through its Aircraft Services facility in Miami, Fla., AAR will perform comprehensive heavy maintenance "D-Checks" on Virgin America's existing fleet of aircraft and install seating and advanced in-flight entertainment systems (IFEs) on their upcoming aircraft deliveries from Airbus. The Virgin America aircraft feature some of the most sophisticated and feature-rich IFEs in use today, providing passengers with in-flight access to satellite TV, movies, games, Internet and personal mood lighting.
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AAR's President and Chief Operating Officer Timothy J. Romenesko said, "In four years, Virgin America built a thriving airline with a reputation for value and high-quality service. We are enthusiastic about working with them to maintain their A320 fleet and provide passengers with the very best in on-board entertainment."
"We are pleased to partner with AAR to continue to offer our guests the best in-flight entertainment in the domestic skies," said Mark Bianchi, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Virgin America. "AAR is a key partner as we continue to grow in the North American market and bring our low-fare, upscale service to more new destinations in 2011 and beyond."
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Source : AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR)