An Additional 11 Years to Build on Existing Network
AAR Corporation and Unison Industries announced on 14 July that the companies are expanding and extending the long-standing agreement between them whereby AAR acts as global aftermarket distributor for Unison’s aerospace and defence products. The amended agreement adds new material content, to include new product introduction spanning multiple aircraft platforms.
As exclusive distributor, AAR will be responsible for developing customized sales strategies and marketing campaigns, executing growth plans, forecasting, warehousing and performing aftermarket product distribution services for Unison OEM replacement parts. In addition, AAR will provide 24/7 Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) call centre support to deliver rapid-response services to customers using Unison products in the aviation aftermarket.
Components covered by the programme include turbine ignition systems, engine-dedicated alternators, sensors, switches, wiring harnesses, bellows and metal tubing/ducting consumed by commercial and military aircraft operators, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities and other industry customers worldwide. The agreement also includes repair services management, backed by AAR’s supply chain and customer support network.
Tom Hoferer, President of Unison Industries, stated “Extending the […] relationship with AAR is of vital strategic importance to the Unison business. Expanding our agreement another 11 years with additional content speaks to the value we place on AAR and the value they bring to our customers. Executing a contract extension in these challenging times speaks to the deep partnership we have, and will continue to grow, with AAR.”