The ASTC will be comprised of three independent directors, with retired United States Air Force General Duncan McNabb, who last served as the ninth Commander, United States Transportation Command, serving as Chair, and Robert F. Leduc and Jennifer L. Vogel joining him as committee members. The ASTC will assist the Board in the oversight of aviation safety matters relating to AAR’s operations, including training employees, promoting a robust safety culture, and helping ensure the delivery of services and products with safety as the highest priority.
A commitment to aviation safety
“Forming the ASTC at the Board level is the strategic evolution of AAR’s commitment to aviation safety, which is of the utmost importance because of the number of aircraft we touch every day and AAR’s importance to the overall aviation chain of safety,” said David Storch, AAR’s Chairman of the Board. “We have proactively established the ASTC to help the Board in continuing to fulfil its fiduciary duties overseeing aviation safety matters and ensuring that AAR continues to have a best-in-class safety program.”
Providing guidance regarding aviation safety
John Holmes, AAR’s CEO, added: “The ASTC is comprised of seasoned aviation professionals who will provide valuable oversight and guidance regarding aviation safety matters. As a company, we're proud and honored that our customers trust us to perform maintenance on their planes and the ASTC will help us deliver safety programs that are on the cutting edge of industry practice.”
Earlier in the year, AARs Integrated Technologies division was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The contract is for five years and has an estimated value of US$5.1 million.