AAR Awarded $5 Million Contract for Petroleum Quality Analysis System – Enhanced (PQAS-E) Shelters

AAR Mobility Systems

AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been awarded a contract by the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC-RI) to provide the Petroleum Quality Analysis System–Enhanced (PQAS-E) Shelters. The 5-year, firm fixed price (FFP) IDIQ contract is valued at over $5 million.


The battlefield-ready PQAS-E is a mobile fuel-testing analysis and certification laboratory based on AAR Mobility Systems’ proprietary 20-ft. ISO shelter design. The aluminum, lightweight, ruggedized shelter was rigorously tested and approved for harsh conditions, weight limitations, ISO construction standards, and Electromagnetic Impulse Shield (EMI) Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) stability by the Army. The shelter will be integrated with equipment at Rock Island Arsenal and will be capable of testing virtually any fuel for air and land mobile forces prior to use. 


“As a Total Solution Provider, we are leveraging our proven shelter technology to meet the needs of today’s warfighter,” said Mark Platko, General Manager, AAR Mobility Systems. “This contract validates our ability to customize our products to address a wide range of missions.”


As with all of AAR’s rapidly deployable containers and shelters, this shelter will be customized to meet mission requirements and include three different sections: a mechanical porch, an enclosed work area, and an enclosed storage room. There will also be extensive seat track mounted horizontally and vertically to the walls to accommodate a wide variety of integration requirements.


About AAR Mobility Systems

AAR Mobility Systems is a leading global supplier of rapid deployment equipment including mobile tactical shelters, pallets and expeditionary containers that enhance the military’s ability to mobilize, deploy, maneuver and sustain forces. AAR Mobility also manufactures large lightweight structural assemblies and platforms that support mission essential functions. Products are supported through a network of service centers, field service teams and strategic partners. More information can be found at www.aarmobilitysystems.com.



About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers 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.

Media contacts:  Jeffery Jackson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at Jeffery.Jackson@aarcorp.com | 231-779-4829

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