AAR Acquires Aircraft Paint Stripping and Washing Business in Miami

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 15, 2016 09:08

AAR Acquires Aircraft Paint Stripping and Washing Business in Miami

AAR has acquired an aircraft paint stripping and washing business, Sonic Aviation, located at Miami International Airport.

Sonic’s strip and wash services, including ground support equipment (GSE), complements AAR’s existing aircraft painting business and will add a new aircraft maintenance capability to AAR’s full range of aviation services, including aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) at its five repair stations in North America, and its global parts supply and component repair business segments serving commercial and government customers around the world.

“The acquisition of Sonic moves AAR into an adjacent vertical and will further extend our ability to provide value-added services to airlines,” said Brian Loomer, General Manager, AAR Aircraft Services – Miami. “We are also excited to expand our presence at Miami International Airport and grow the only aircraft and GSE washing service into a 24/7 business.”

Miami International Airport houses AAR’s FAA-certified repair station in three hangar bays of 226,000 square feet where it conducts heavy maintenance, modifications, installations and paint services on narrow- and wide-body aircraft for U.S. and Latin American operators. Located nearby is AAR’s base of operations for its aircraft wheels, brakes, and landing gear repair services.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 15, 2016 09:08