AAR, a global aftermarket solutions company has won a contract from United States Air Force (USAF) for the provision of palletised seating systems to accommodate passenger carriage in KC-46 aircraft in 10- or 12-seat configurations. The agreement with AAR’s Mobility Systems is valued at under $5 million, with ordering periods through the end of DoD’s FY19.
This contract supports the USAF’s latest air refueling tanker aircraft, the KC-46 Pegasus. The wide-body, multi-role tanker can refuel all US, allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with global aerial refueling procedures. For the first delivery, multiple sets of 12-passenger and 10-passenger seat pallets, valued at around $2 million, have been ordered by the USAF to support the Initial Test and Evaluation of the KC-46 Tanker Programme.
“In addition to the KC-46 Seat Pallet contract, AAR is supplying the USAF with 463L Air Cargo Pallets and AAR ISU® Containers to support initial testing of this aircraft,” said J. Jason Raffaele, AAR Mobility Systems vice president of business development and chief engineer. “AAR is proud to provide this variety of air mobile platforms to help our troops mobilize themselves and their critical mission equipment.”