Airline Economics Names AAR Parts Supplier of the Year and One of the World’s Top 5 MROs

April 18, 2012

Company recognized by industry peers for operational excellence and transparency

WOOD DALE, Illinois – AAR was named Parts Supplier of the Year and ranked among the top five providers of aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services in the world by Airline Economics magazine in its annual Aviation 100 survey. The ranking is based on votes from more than 11,000 senior-level aviation and investment executives.

“AAR secured not only the largest percentage of the total vote in the Parts Supplier category, but also earned a position among the top five MROs, reflecting the strength and diversity of its products and services,” said Philip Tozer-Pennington, managing editor, Airline Economics. “This clearly demonstrates that during 2011, in the eyes of the aviation sector, AAR out-performed all other parts suppliers and is viewed as one of the top MRO providers in the world.”

AAR’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Storch was also singled out as one of 13 influential industry leaders. According to Airline Economics, the Aviation 100 reflects the aviation industry’s view of the companies that performed best during 2011, “a clear indication of excellence provided in a transparent manner.”




About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at


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