AAR Expands Repair Capabilities with Avtron Hydraulic Test System
GARDEN CITY, New York, September 12, 2013 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces the implementation of an Avtron Aerospace Hydraulic Component Test System capable of evaluating a wider range of commercial hydraulic products installed on next-generation aircraft.
The new technology enables the facility to replicate aircraft hydraulic pressures, demands and flow rates specified in testing requirements for a variety of components used in newer fleets. The ability to produce 5,000 psi pressures and capture data via computer ensures AAR can support the next generation of 787s, A350s and other platforms. Solid state devices also represent an improvement over current equipment.
The new hydraulic testing capability is part of a broad range of component repair, overhaul and exchange services offered by AAR through its Aircraft Component Services facilities in New York and Amsterdam.
"Our New York facility has a long history of testing and repairing hydraulic components, and this investment equips us with the latest testing technology," said Pastor Lopez, Vice President, Aircraft Components and Landing Gear Services. "Not only are the newer components more complex, the aircraft systems are driven by much higher pressures. This cutting-edge system from Avtron lets us easily handle both of those challenges."