AAR Naval Replenishment Contract Extended
October 2, 2014
Military Sealift Command Exercises Option Year with Airlift Group
WOOD DALE, Illinois, October 2, 2014 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces the Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised a one-year renewal option for its Airlift division to perform vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services for U.S. Naval vessels in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The one-year renewal is valued at approximately $15 million. The contract was awarded to AAR in 2011, for an estimated total value of $77 million. AAR has delivered VERTREP services to MSC since 2007.
Under the agreement, AAR will support the 5th and 7th Fleets by providing ship-to-shore replenishment, deep offshore underway replenishment, search and rescue (SAR), passenger transport, and other airlift support as required. The contract includes the use of four helicopters, personnel, and operational and technical support services.
“AAR is proud to be the premier commercial provider of deep offshore replenishment services,” said Randy J. Martinez, President and CEO, AAR Airlift Group. “We have an excellent record of safety, reliability and responsiveness to the dynamic needs of this mission, which ensures U.S. forces have the critical supplies they need at sea.”
Military Sealift Command is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense, operating approximately 110 ships daily around the globe.
AAR Airlift provides expeditionary airlift services in support of contingency operations worldwide. The Company provides passenger and cargo transport, aeromedical services, night vision operations, SAR and other special mission services. AAR Airlift’s fleet of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft serves the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan, Africa, and the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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 email@example.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. 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, 2014. 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.