AAR Airlift Group proudly provides global, world-class expeditionary and conventional aviation solutions. We offer a diverse menu of highly specialized capabilities to service even the most demanding missions, and are FAA certified for Part 135, 133, and 145 operations. We are also a commercial airlift review board (CARB) certified airlift provider to the US DOD. AAR Airlift’s fleet is comprised of both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, all of which are designed for operations in rugged environments.


We develop customized solutions and tailor each proposal to the specific needs of our customers; our offerings include turnkey flight operations, maintenance, and logistics support, or stand-alone services to compliment your existing capabilities. With over 13 years supporting dynamic government and defense contingency operations, our crews swiftly support changing mission requirements, sudden surges, and time-critical activities. AAR Airlift Group is a globally recognized leader in the performance of expeditionary flight operations, so you can trust that work will be completed efficiently, professionally, and safely.

AAR Airlift Group’s pilots and crews are highly experienced and specially trained for operations in rugged and challenging environments. Many of our crewmembers are seasoned military aviators and maintenance professionals, and proudly bring the benefit of their experience in uniform to AAR Airlift Group.

Trusted Partner: Search & Rescue (SAR) in the Falkland Islands

Challenge: Commercialize the search & rescue operation in the Falkland Islands by transitioning from UK Military Defence.
AAR Solution: Airlift leveraged its experience in 3 areas: operating in rugged terrain such as Afghanistan; integrating civil operations into military organizations; and managing overseas staff. Teamed with subcontractors BIH and ARS and identified new rotorcraft platform (AW189) to customize with latest technology.
Results: Four-month ramp up of operations; Airlift conducted its first rescue operation within days of launch in 2016. On_ground_colorful_sky

Special Mission Services


  • Aerial delivery of cargo and personnel: Our FAA approved Low Cost Low Altitude (LCLA) aerial delivery system provides the capability to air drop cargo with pinpoint accuracy to remote locations that are unsuitable for fixed wing takeoffs or landings. AAR Airlift is also approved for personnel jump operations.
  • Night Vision Operations (NVG): Fixed and rotary wing operations in unlit or low light conditions.
  • Rotary Wing External Cargo (Part 133 Certified) Since 2009, AAR Airlift has safely delivered over 17,000 external cargo loads to customers worldwide.
  • Passenger, Cargo, and Combi Operations: Most aircraft can be configured for varying cargo or passenger requirements with just hours’ notice.
  • Helicopter and Fixed Wing Air Ambulance Operations: Airlift is an FAA certified aeromedical operator that can provide a broad range of fixed and rotary wing air ambulance services.
  • Search and Rescue: AAR Airlift has developed an FAA approved SAR capability that includes a water, maritime vessel, and onshore rescue capability, and includes the ability to deploy sophisticated sensors, night vision systems, all weather capabilities, and helicopter air ambulance operations.
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation: Our expertise and experience ensures your sensitive or hazardous cargo will safely reach its destination.