CADILLAC, Michigan, May 12, 2017 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been selected to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with palletized seating systems to accommodate passenger carriage in KC-46 aircrafts in 10 or 12 seat configurations. The contract with AAR’s Mobility Systems is valued at just under $5 million, with ordering periods through the end of DoD’s FY19.
This contract supports the USAF’s newest air refueling tanker aircraft, the KC-46 Pegasus. The wide-body, multi-role tanker can refuel all US, allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. For the first delivery, multiple sets of 12-passenger and 10-passenger seat pallets, valued at approximately $2 million, have been ordered by the USAF to support the Initial Test and Evaluation of the KC-46 Tanker Program.
“In addition to the KC-46 Seat Pallet contract, AAR is supplying the USAF with 463L Air Cargo Pallets and AAR ISU® Containers to support initial testing of this aircraft,” said J. Jason Raffaele, AAR Mobility Systems Vice President of Business Development and Chief Engineer. “AAR is proud to provide this variety of air mobile platforms to help our troops mobilize themselves and their critical mission equipment.”
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.