AAR Sumisho Aviation Services LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between AAR Supply Chain, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), and ASAS Japan Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. The Chicago area based joint venture was established in 2020 to provide comprehensive parts supply and services, including the distribution of OEM parts, to Japanese defense customers, and to distribute parts globally on behalf of Japanese OEMs. ASAS combines AAR’s global network and competitive expertise in aviation supply chain and parts distribution with Sumitomo’s logistics specialization and large footprint in the Japanese market.

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AAR Sumisho Aviation Services (ASAS) announces new distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye parts
August 1, 2022
Wood Dale, Illinois — AAR Sumisho Aviation Services (ASAS), a joint venture launched by AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) and Sumitomo Corporation, announced a new agreement with Northrop Grumman for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft parts distribution. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has been operating the E-2D since March 2019.


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