Worldwide provider of aviation services to airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and governments AAR has acquired the SPACEMAX product line of high-tech, hard-wall, rapid-deployment mobile shelters used in commercial, military and humanitarian operations.

SPACEMAX shelters add another option for customers of AAR Mobility Systems, whose wide range of encampment solutions is customisable to mission demands. SPACEMAX has gained recognition for plug-and-play shelters that are lightweight enough to be airlifted or towed via standard vehicles. They assemble in five minutes with four people, saving energy and delivering comfort using proprietary technology, which affords climate control with minimal energy consumption. The shelters can be redeployed for decades.

"The acquisition of SPACEMAX adds a new tier to AAR Mobility Systems’ offerings, all of which balance functionality and cost," said AAR sales and marketing vice president Jeff Jackson.

"SPACEMAX’s durable shelters protect troops, relief workers, miners and construction crews like no soft-side tent can. Yet they’re easy to haul and assemble. SPACEMAX technology optimises resource usage for a solid return on investment."

AAR Mobility Systems’ lineup of temporary housing units, kitchens, water purification units, showers / latrines and laundry units now includes SPACEMAX designs and technology, such as:

  • Temporary dormitory or office units with plug-and-play electrical and plumbing systems. Frame connectors link or stack units in a variety of configurations
  • The SM10 and SM20 shower / latrine units, with innovative features such as the Clavis extrusion system, Hercules high-tensile steel frames, Endurasip panels and Therma-Core resin break systems, field-tested in military operations in the Marshall Islands and beyond
  • Laundry units with stacked washer-dryers and optional space for a wash sink, detergent vending machine, bill changer, ironing board and benches