Agreement to enhance OEM support for commercial airlines, MROs and global defense markets
WOOD DALE, Illinois – February 15, 2017 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) today announced that its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has been named the exclusive distributor for global commercial airline and military defense markets served by Milton Industries Inc. Milton’s aviation pneumatic ground support equipment products covered by the agreement include couplers, plugs, pressure gauges, blow guns, tire inflators, strut servicing kits, borescopes, and nitrogen carts. Milton’s wide array of pneumatic products can be tailored to fit a customer’s specific needs.
This contract adds critical Ground Support Equipment to AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions’ growing list of OEM factory-new parts offerings.
“We are excited to partner with an established and innovative OEM such as Milton and leverage our global commercial and military customer support team to ensure maximum market coverage,” said Eric Young, Senior Vice President, AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions.
“I feel the AAR and Milton distribution partnership is a perfect fit,” said Milton Industries President & CEO Greg Carlson. “Milton’s excellence in pneumatic accessories and innovation combined with AAR’s broad and global positioning in aviation services for commercial and defense markets promises a strong future together.”
About Milton Industries
Founded in 1943 as a family business, Milton Industries started with a handful of products and a simple idea: provide the highest quality products for the customer. Milton has designed and engineered many industry- standard products, including the trademarked M-Style (“I/M” KWIK Change) Coupler and Plug, Window Inflator Gage, Safety Blow Guns and highly technical accessories and measuring devices for aviation and military applications.
Today, Milton is a pneumatic accessory leader with over 1400 SKUs covering the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial, agricultural, aviation and military markets. Milton is proud that its portfolio contains a broad range of Made in the USA products.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR provides aviation services to commercial and government customers in more than 100 countries through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.