AAR Airlift Commences Work on State Department Aviation Services Contract
November 29, 2017
AAR receives first task order for transition of Worldwide Aviation Support Services award
WOOD DALE, Illinois, November 29, 2017 -- Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced that its subsidiary, AAR Airlift Group, received its first work order from the U.S. Department of State and has begun work on the transition phase of the Worldwide Aviation Support Services (WASS) contract. This follows the October 31, 2017 decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) upholding the State Department’s September 1, 2016 award of the contract.
“We are excited to begin work on this important national security program,” said John Holmes, President and Chief Operating Officer, AAR. “We are confident that our operational experience and fleet maintenance expertise will benefit the Department of State and build on the aviation services we provide to other government entities.”
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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