AAR Hires Andre Fischer as VP, Programs, Business Development and Strategy

October 10, 2016

WOOD DALE, Illinois, October 10, 2016 – AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global leader in aircraft maintenance and aviation aftermarket solutions to the world’s airlines, has named Andre Fischer, a seasoned aviation industry growth strategist, as Vice President of Programs, Business Development and Strategy.

Fischer has a proven track record of identifying and honing in on business prospects, cultivating industry partnerships, and implementing development strategies. He began his career with Rolls-Royce before moving on to Fairchild Dornier as a Product Manager. Fischer joins AAR after 14 years at Lufthansa Technik, where he made significant contributions to the growth of the organization as director of corporate marketing and sales management.

“Andre is another string in AAR’s bow,” said Deepak Sharma, President, AAR International Supply Chain, of Fischer, who officially joined the AAR leadership team on October 1. “Andre has world-class industry experience that is perfectly aligned with AAR’s future growth trajectory and entrepreneurial culture that values collaboration.”

Fischer will join other members of AAR’s global leadership team at MRO Europe in Amsterdam, the Netherlands October 18–20. Media are invited to stop by Booth 12-225 to meet and greet, and conduct interviews.




About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 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 www.aarcorp.com.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

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, 2018. 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 events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.