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AAR and Mesa Air Group Extend Multi-year Service Contract
Agreement expands supply chain services to 9 additional aircraft

WOOD DALE, Illinois, July 15, 2013 - AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces a six-year extension of an agreement to provide supply chain services for Mesa Air Group, Inc.’s, regional jets. The extension, which continues through 2021, covers maintenance and repair services for the Phoenix-based regional airline’s existing fleet of CRJ 700/900, as well as nine additional aircraft. The original contract was awarded to AAR in August 2005.

With this extended agreement, AAR will continue providing Mesa component support services, including guaranteed fill-rates at its six largest line stations, component repair and logistics services.

“Under our original contract, AAR delivered innovative, fully-integrated component support services to Mesa for nearly 10 years,” said John Holmes, Group Vice President, Aviation Supply Chain, for AAR. “We are pleased that our consistently high service levels, quality and customer service have earned us this expansion and extension of our existing agreement.”

Established in 1982, Mesa operates a fleet of 72 aircraft as US Airways Express, United Express and independently as go!, Hawaii’s low cost inter-island airline performing more than 393 daily departures to 78 cities, 32 states, Canada and Mexico.

“Mesa is proud of the trust our airline partners and passengers place in us. Our partnership with AAR is a significant contributor to our ability to provide them safe, quality service,” said Gary Appling, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, Mesa Air Group, Inc. “AAR has been a long-term and cost-effective partner of Mesa, and we look forward to expanding and continuing our relationship.”

About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR’s services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR’s products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Contact: Shawn Taylor at 312-371-6260, Chris Mason at 630-227-2062 or email editor@aarcorp.com


This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled “Risk Factors”, included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company’s control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated event.

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