The FAA has certified
AAR Corporation as the new operators of a state-of-the-art
maintenance facility United Airlines abandoned last year in
Indianapolis (IN). The new operation could breathe life into Indy's
ailing aviation industry in the wake of the United plant closure
and the ATA Airlines bankruptcy.
"This FAA certification represents a significant milestone in
the expansion of our airframe maintenance capability and serves as
a testament to the hard work and experience of our Indianapolis
leadership team," said David P. Storch, president and chief
executive officer of AAR.
At the height of its operation, the United plant employed about
1,200 people. As AAR gears up, it plans to hire about 200