AAR has entered into a power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair programme with Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea’s A319 fleet.
Under the terms of the contract, the aftermarket specialist will manage the supply chain through its global warehouse network with a primary parts pool based in Brussels.
The agreement also includes AAR managing the complete component repair cycle with Barcelona-based Volotea also having access to its entire inventory through exchanges and procurement. Over time, the PBH programme will grow to a fleet of more than 50 A319 aircraft.
Deepak Sharma, president, AAR International Supply Chain, said: “Just as Volotea caters to individual passengers’ unique needs, AAR is nimble enough to cater to Volotea’s unique component needs at a price that allows them to remain competitive.”