AAR Named Milton Industries Exclusive Distributor for Global Commercial and Military Aviation Markets

February 15, 2017


Agreement to enhance OEM support for commercial airlines, MROs and global defense markets

WOOD DALE, Illinois – February 15, 2017 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) today announced that its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has been named the exclusive distributor for global commercial airline and military defense markets served by Milton Industries Inc. Milton’s aviation pneumatic ground support equipment products covered by the agreement include couplers, plugs, pressure gauges, blow guns, tire inflators, strut servicing kits, borescopes, and nitrogen carts. Milton’s wide array of pneumatic products can be tailored to fit a customer’s specific needs.

This contract adds critical Ground Support Equipment to AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions’ growing list of OEM factory-new parts offerings.

"We are excited to partner with an established and innovative OEM such as Milton and leverage our global commercial and military customer support team to ensure maximum market coverage," said Eric Young, Senior Vice President, AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions.

"I feel the AAR and Milton distribution partnership is a perfect fit," said Milton Industries President & CEO Greg Carlson. "Milton’s excellence in pneumatic accessories and innovation combined with AAR’s broad and global positioning in aviation services for commercial and defense markets promises a strong future together."

About Milton Industries

Founded in 1943 as a family business, Milton Industries started with a handful of products and a simple idea: provide the highest quality products for the customer. Milton has designed and engineered many industry-standard products, including the trademarked M-Style ("I/M" KWIK Change) Coupler and Plug, Window Inflator Gage, Safety Blow Guns and highly technical accessories and measuring devices for aviation and military applications.

Today, Milton is a pneumatic accessory leader with over 1400 SKUs covering the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial, agricultural, aviation and military markets. Milton is proud that its portfolio contains a broad range of Made in the USA products.

Milton Industries media contact: Phil Sasso, 847.250.7445, phil@PRNewsBureau.com.




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.