AAR, a leading provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs, and OEMs, and Polish aviation leader Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 2 (WZL-2) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month for their new state-of-the-art aircraft overhaul facility in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
U.S. government personnel, including Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski, Polish government officials and leaders from AAR and WZL-2 celebrated the official opening of a depot capability supporting the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) F-16 fleet. In addition to leveraging collaboration across AAR, WZL-2, and government partners to deliver consistent mission readiness for U.S. forces and allies, this operation is expected to offer job opportunities and economic growth to Poland.
The AAR / WZL-2 team is working in partnership to leverage their strengths and talents in support of a successful programme. AAR brings programme management, maintenance, and supply chain management expertise, while WZL-2 brings industry-leading facilities and infrastructure. Adding their combined expert workforces, AAR / WZL-2 will accomplish some of the most challenging and complex maintenance tasks to keep the F-16 a lethal fighter aircraft supporting NATO. These tasks include F-16 avionic modification upgrades; structural modifications, repairs, and corrosion control; service life extension program (SLEP) modifications; as well as any other technical upgrades needed.