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Air Canada rouge's first newly painted Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft touched down today at Mirabel airport from Tel Aviv where it underwent an exterior transformation during a scheduled maintenance check. Air Canada rouge now has 3 of its 4 startup aircraft - the final 767-300ER arrives at Mirabel airport next week. (CNW Group/Air Canada rouge)

Air Canada Signs Up AAR For Boeing 767 Support

Agreement announced on Sept. 25 will run for five years.

Air Canada has entered into a contract for AAR to provide airframe maintenance services on its fleet of Boeing 767s.

The five-year contract will begin later this year and is anticipated to ramp up in volume over a three-month period.

All work carried out at AAR’s Miami facility, where it currently provides airframe MRO and landing gear overhaul services. Rich Steer, senior vice president, operations at Air Canada, stated that the airline had been pleased with previous work performed by AAR on its fleet.

He continued: “This contract assures Air Canada of a quality solution for our Boeing 767 maintenance needs through AAR’s extensive and proven capabilities in this field.”

Last week, it was confirmed that AAR would acquire the facilities of Canadian aftermarket provider Premier Aviation at sites in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Windsor, Ontario.

As part of the acquisition, it took on heavy-check contracts for Air Canada on the carrier's Airbus A320-family and Embraer E190 fleet.

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