FAA returns AAR landing gear services repair station certificate


AAR Corporation announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has returned AAR Landing Gear Services’ repair station certificate enabling the facility to resume full operations.

After agreeing to a consent order on February 13, the FAA and AAR worked toward the expeditious and orderly revalidation of AAR Landing Gear Services’ authority to operate under its FAA repair station certificate.

Per the consent order, AAR will perform liquid penetrant inspections for Boeing aircraft landing gear on a going-forward basis, in addition to the magnetic particle inspections that it had been performing previously. Additionally, in accordance with recent Boeing guidance applicable to all persons performing maintenance and overhauls on Boeing aircraft landing gear, AAR will re-inspect the Boeing aircraft landing gear currently at its facility using the liquid penetrant inspection process before releasing it to customers.