Posted on: 14 August 2011 by Mark Howells
MRO specialist, AAR Corporation, has been selected by Virgin America to provide maintenance and installation services of new in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems for the airline’s fleet of A320s.
The contract is for eighteen months with AAR performing comprehensive heavy maintenance “D-Checks” on Virgin America’s existing fleet of aircraft and installing seating and advanced in-flight entertainment systems on their upcoming aircraft deliveries from Airbus. Virgin America aims to feature some of the most sophisticated and feature-rich IFE systems, providing passengers with in-flight access to satellite TV, movies, games, internet and personal mood lighting.
“In four years, Virgin America built a thriving airline with a reputation for value and high-quality service,” commented Timothy J. Romenesko, AAR’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are enthusiastic about working with them to maintain their A320 fleet and provide passengers with the very best in on-board entertainment.”
Senior Vice President of Technical Operations for Virgin America, Mark Bianchi, said, “We are pleased to partner with AAR to continue to offer our guests the best in-flight entertainment in the domestic skies. AAR is a key partner as we continue to grow in the North American market and bring our low-fare, upscale service to more new destinations in 2011 and beyond.”