AAR and Unison Industries jointly announced the expansion and extension of their longstanding partnership as exclusive aftermarket distributor for Unison Industries´ aviation, aerospace, military, civil and land vehicles products. The agreement adds new material content to include new product introduction spanning multiple aircraft platforms. The agreement is valued at more than $1 billion during an 11-year period.
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 of Unison Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts. In addition, AAR will provide 24/7 Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) call center support to deliver rapid-response services to customers using Unison products in the aviation aftermarket.
Components covered by the program 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 facilities and other industry customers, worldwide. The agreement also includes repair services management backed by AAR’s supply chain and customer support network.
“We are very excited to expand our longstanding partnership with Unison Industries and to continue supporting our aftermarket customers,” says Eric Young, AAR senior vice president of OEM Solutions. “We look forward to continuing our pivotal partnership role, serving as a value-add salesforce multiplier for Unison and proactively driving strategic initiatives.”
Tom Hoferer, president of Unison Industries adds, “Extending the Unison business 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.”