AAR Airlift Group is an exceptional team of professionals providing global, world-class expeditionary and conventional aviation solutions to the U.S. government, foreign government agencies, and commercial customers.

We operate a diverse fleet of medium and heavy rotary-wing and regional turboprop aircraft. AAR Airlift is a global enterprise with the logistics, personnel, and operations necessary to support aviation missions worldwide.

Trusted Partner

Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC), U.S. Special Operations Command, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and U.S. Department of State. 

Awards and Accolades 

  • NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation - Airlift recently received accreditation for their basic life support program. The NAAMTA accreditation validates that AAR Airlift adheres to the most stringent guidelines to ensure a quality management system focused on transport safety, patient care and continuous improvement. NAAMTA’s Director of Clinical Operations said, “AAR Airlift has demonstrated a level of attention to detail and thoroughness that exemplifies the goals accreditation brings to the medical transport industry—high operational safety and increased quality of patient care.” 
  • HAI “Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance” 2014 - The first time HAI gave the award to both mechanics and pilots because it was such a team effort. An AAR Airlift helicopter team working in Afghanistan in support of U.S. troops was recognized for its extraordinary actions in an active combat zone in the summer of 2013. The crew, who performed an emergency engine replacement, at a Forward Operating Base (FOB), in record time during a resupply mission to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, received the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) prestigious Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award.
  • NDTA Corporate Distinguished Service Award - AAR Airlift received the NDTA Corporate Distinguished Service by the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) in 2014 & 2015 for its support of a strong and efficient global transportation and distribution system in support of the economy and national security of the United States.
  • FL Governor’s Award on Innovation - With world headquarters in Palm Bay, Florida, AAR Airlift won the prestigious Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Awards in the “Newcomer” category for excellence in business.

Do It Fast, Do It Well: Award-Winning Job in Active Combat Zone

Challenge: Emergency engine replacement in active combat zone in Afghanistan.
AAR Solution: Airlift mechanics and pilots worked together to replace the engine at a Forward Operating Base during a resupply mission to US forces.
Results: Safely replaced engine in record time with team effort and recognized with the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) prestigious Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award in 2014.             S61_midflight_web

Flight Operations

AAR Airlift is a leader in providing turnkey CONUS/OCONUS-based operations, providing a rotational base of pilots, crew members and logistics support personnel with unparalleled level of experience and professionalism. We are a certified FAA Part 135, 133, 145 operations, and approved by CARB for passenger operations.



Using our diverse fleet of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft or customer aircraft, Airlift provides mission support, logistics resupply and training platforms for expeditionary aviation services in austere environments around the globe. 


Rotorcraft Services & Parts Sales

Airlift provides turnkey solutions to customers in some of the most austere locations in the world. Our supply chain solutions and rapid parts support bolster our aircraft repair and overhaul, engineering services and modifications capabilities, so we can support our customers when they need us most.


MRO Services

Airlift is an FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station with the capability to perform maintenance services in our hangars or at remote sites worldwide on rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft. We offer aircraft modification, mission equipment enhancements, heavy maintenance, engineering and structural repairs.


AAR is an independent provider of aviation services to commercial and government customers in over 100 countries.

Incorporated in 1955, today we have revenues of approximately $1.8B with more than 5,000 employees in 20 countries. Our aftermarket expertise and award-winning market solutions, which can be integrated or leveraged separately, help customers increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining high levels of quality, service and safety. We are a trusted partner to airlines, militaries and OEMs delivering competitiveness so they can focus on transporting passengers, cargo and parts around the world.

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