AAR Awarded Contract from U.K. Ministry for 463L Pallets

February 27, 2014

Incumbent AAR Mobility Systems continues as exclusive supplier

CADILLAC, Michigan – AAR (NYSE: AIR) has signed a contract to supply 463L cargo pallets to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. The four-year contract is valued at up to $13.8 million, or 8.3 million British pounds. The work will be performed by AAR’s Mobility Systems business in Cadillac.

The specialized Air Cargo Pallets (ACPs) will be used on a variety of transport aircraft in conjunction with United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (U.K. MoD) cargo handling systems to transport supplies in aircraft, within airfreight terminals and on motorized and non-motorized vehicles.

“We are proud to be selected once again as the U.K. MoD’s exclusive provider of 463L pallets to be used across all environments where the U.K. military operates,” said Mark Platko, General Manager of AAR Mobility Systems. “This award further strengthens AAR’s reputation as a worldwide leader in the manufacture of products that support military transport and logistics requirements.”

The 10,000-pound capacity pallets will be deployed on fixed-wing aircraft that include the Hercules C-130J; C-17A Globemaster III; TriStar KC1; Voyager KC-30; A400M Atlas; and the Antonov An-124. AAR has been supplying 463L pallets to the UK MoD for more than a decade.

AAR and its subsidiaries offer a full line of cargo and transport solutions that contribute to the efficiency of commercial and military cargo and operations. AAR products provide excellent performance, high reliability and a low total cost of ownership, backed by a global aftermarket support network.




About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs 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; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems and Composite Manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.


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