Air Methods has signed a new services agreement with AAR subsidiary Airinmar, an independent provider of component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions. Airinmar's services will include the identification, claim, recovery and reporting of rotorcraft/aircraft component warranty. Airinmar will compliment Air Methods' existing processes and apply its proven procedures, support systems and skilled technical staff. With this partnership, Air Methods will also benefit from Airinmar's value engineering of costs associated with the repair process, including price quotes from suppliers and service vendors. Based on the data analyses and findings, Airinmar identifies cost reductions, as well as process improvements.
“Airinmar's reputation for effective warranty management, value engineering and ability to customise solutions for our unique fleet makes this partnership important in helping us execute on our operational goals,” says Jay Mahen, Air Methods VP of supply chain. “By complementing our team with these cost control services, we will be continuing to optimise our supply chain to provide safe and reliable lifesaving emergency air medical care 24/7/365.”
“We are proud to be providing tailored cost control services to the world's largest civilian helicopter operator,” adds Matt Davies, Airinmar general manager. “Our service will fit efficiently within Air Methods' operation at over 300 locations and assist in the reduction of its annual component repair costs.”