AAR named to Top 10 Airframe MROs in the world by Aviation Week

September 25, 2019

WOOD DALE, Illinois — AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has been named to Aviation Week’s Top 10 Airframe MROs list in the publication’s 2019 global biennial survey. 

To determine the top 10 ranking, Aviation Week interviewed and evaluated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers from around the world based on the number of airframe maintenance man hours performed on civil aircraft on an annual basis. With six MRO facilities in North America and one joint venture MRO underway in Nagpur, India, AAR landed in the top five providers — clocking 4.9 million airframe maintenance man hours and 5.7 million total MRO man hours annually. The company also led the list as the second largest independent MRO provider recognized.

Chris Jessup, AAR’s Chief Commercial Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the Company at the Aviation Week Network award ceremony during MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Aviation Week as one of the Top 10 Airframe MROs for 2019,” said Jessup. “As we grow our global MRO network and customer base, our airframe maintenance teams consistently deliver on service quality and efficiency day after day, and I’m really proud to celebrate this award with them.”

For more information about AAR’s award-winning MRO services, please click here.




About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company with operations 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 operations. Additional 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, including, but not limited to,statements regarding the agreement to establish The Module Factory,AAR’s estimate that it will manage the teardown, repair, marketing and sales of spare parts of FTAI’s CFM56 engine pool totaling over 200 engines and growing, AAR’s ability to leverage its extensive USM capabilities to offer CFM56 serviceable engine material to the global commercial aviation aftermarket, that the partnership positions AAR well to service the growing demand for USM on a leading engine platform as customers increasingly prioritize more cost-efficient solutions, and  the belief that serviceable engine products, combined with FTAI’s proprietary products and partnerships, completes its unique suite of CFM56 aftermarket offerings aimed at delivering the lowest cost per cycle solution to airline customers. Forward-looking statements may also be identified because they contain words such as ‘‘anticipate,’’ ‘‘believe,’’ ‘‘continue,’’ ‘‘could,’’ ‘‘estimate,’’ ‘‘expect,’’ ‘‘intend,’’ ‘‘likely,’’ ‘‘may,’’ ‘‘might,’’ ‘‘plan,’’ ‘‘potential,’’ ‘‘predict,’’ ‘‘project,’’ ‘‘seek,’’ ‘‘should,’’ ‘‘target,’’ ‘‘will,’’ ‘‘would,’’ or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. 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, 2019. 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.