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AAR to assist Korean agency in developing F-16 maintenance facility

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WOOD DALE -AAR has signed an agreement to provide consulting services for Korean Aerospace Engineering & Maintenance Services.

The two companies will collaborate to define required capabilities and infrastructure for a new KAEMS facility in South Korea that will provide component maintenance for the Republic of Korea Air Force's F-16 fleet. The includes training for KAEMS employees at AAR's component repair facilities in Amsterdam and New York.

"As an independent maintenance, repair and overhaul provider, specifically for the F-16 platform, AAR is an ideal partner for KAEMS," said Youn Ki Cho, KAEMS CEO. "Our advantages include a commercial model, skilled workforce and familiarity with the F-16 airframe overhaul."

Ken Hein, AAR's senior vice president group operations, added his company had "extensive expertise in component maintenance and the F-16 in specific thanks to our global repair centers.

"Sharing this expertise with our partners at KAEMS will bring a critical readiness capability to South Korea in direct support of its front line F-16s," Hein added.