Nashville, TN – General Manager of Reliance Aerotech Services Inc. (RAS), Ron Jordan, announced the completion of a heavy maintenance contract for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s ARIES 757(Airborne Research Integrated Experiments System) “Flying Laboratory”.
RAS provided a technical team to support the ARIES program, teaming with Computer Science Corporation (CSC) and NASA to deliver a semi-annual “C” Check for the ARIES 757-200 aircraft. The ARIES aircraft is flown and maintained by NASA’s Langley Research Center and is used to conduct research to increase aircraft safety, operating efficiency and compatibility with future air traffic control systems.
“The ARIES maintenance contract was a great success,” stated Jordan while discussing the program. “It was truly an honor to support the regular ARIES maintenance team on such a unique aircraft. The ARIES program is another example of Reliance Aerotech’s ability to support unique and challenging aircraft maintenance projects.”
The ARIES has been extensively modified to support a broad range of flight research programs over the next 20 years to benefit the U.S. aviation industry and commercial airline customers. Flight test programs include High Intensity Radiation Field Sources research, Low Visibility Landing and Surface Operations research, and most recently, airborne testing of Synthetic Vision (Virtual Reality Display).
About Reliance Aerotech Services
Founded in 1998, Reliance Aerotech Services is an innovator in the provision of outsourced aviation maintenance personnel and integration solutions for the defense, government, business and commercial aviation markets. RAS leverages technology and processes to provide the highest quality personnel through innovations such as its industry leading employment center, total value assessment program and annual industry surveys.
RAS is a member of the Team Reliance Group of Companies, providing dependable repair and overhaul, maintenance, private equity and advisory service solutions for the aerospace industry.
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