AAR names Don Wetekam as president of its aircraft services division

AAR announced on 4 September that Donald J Wetekam has been named president of AAR Aircraft Services, Oklahoma. Wetekam previously served as deputy chief of staff for installations and logistics with the US Air Force (USAF).

He will lead operations at AAR''s 300,000-square-foot, full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Will Rogers World Airport, as well as AAR''s MRO facilities at Hot Springs, Arkansas and Roswell, New Mexico.

Wetekam directed operations at Warner Robins Air Logistics Centre and at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Centre at Tinker Air Force Base. He was a staunch advocate for the adoption of quality and process improvement techniques like lean production and Six Sigma, in the USAF.

AAR Aircraft Services provides major maintenance inspections, line maintenance, aircraft modifications and upgrades to the world''s major, regional and cargo airline fleets, and for the US military and government agencies.