One Network Enterprises, the global provider of a multi-party digital network platform and services, today announced that AAR, (NYSE: AIR) an independent provider of aviation services to commercial and government customers worldwide, has chosen One Network’s Real Time Value Network (RTVN) as AAR provides essential repairs to major landing gear components of select United States Air Force (USAF) airframes. The RTVN will be used in support of the USAF’s Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) landing gear contract; allowing AAR to more effectively oversee and manage depot level maintenance on landing gear assemblies of the C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 Sentry AWACS weapon systems.
“By acting as the messaging interface between the USAF and AAREs Integrated Solutions and Landing Gear maintenance teams, One Network’s Real Time Value Network will support the Air Force’s overall readiness and ensure fast response times to requests for components from units in the field,” said Mark deRu, Vice President Integration and Business Intelligence, AAR. “One Network’s technology will enhance the way AAR interacts with the USAF wholesale supply system (D035A) that manages the source of supply group parts. The move to DLMS removes the data exchange limitations of MILS, a decades-old standard. This frees the USAF to expand its requisitioning activities to AAR as part of their system modernization efforts.”
With the RTVN, AAR’s maintenance system will be able to efficiently communicate with the USAF’s strategic wholesale inventory management systems via Defense Automatic Addressing System (DAAS) formerly known as DLA Transaction Services (DLA-TS)- by using Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS) messages. This standard has been adopted as a mandate by DoD, and RTVN, with its Defense Core, is among the first to fully embrace the required DLMS messaging protocols. In addition to providing near real-time maintenance and shipping status updates to warfighters in the field, One Network’s ability to connect systems with its public Application Program Interfaces (API’s) and extensive DLMS experience will enable AAR to meet critical response timelines.
“We are thrilled to support AAR and to help the USAF maintain aircraft combat readiness, so it can continue to defend U.S. interests globally,” said Greg Brady, founder and CEO of One Network. “One Network’s deep history of working with governments and strategic partners like AAR demonstrate how our cost-effective and highly flexible cloud platform can be used to oversee the real-time aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul needed to keep our servicemen and women safe and our country protected.”
About One Network Enterprises
One Network is bringing the network to connect companies and their entire ecosystem, to serve the customer. Founded in 2002, One Network offers patented solutions to multi-party business, including supply chain management. One Network’s cloud platform, the Real Time Value Network, eliminates the traditional divide between planning and execution and enables visibility and data to flow across the entire value chain of business partners in real time. Additionally, One Network offers PaaS solutions and developers tools that enable organizations to design, build and run multi-party applications. Leading organizations from around the world, from nearly every industry, have joined One Network, helping to transform industries from CPG, Healthcare, Automotive, Retail, Logistics and Public Sector and Defense. Headquartered in Dallas, One Network also has offices in China, Europe, and India. For more information, please visit www.onenetwork.com.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.