AAR to Acquire Cargo Loading System Assets from PFW Aerospace GmbH
December 2, 2013
WOOD DALE, IL — AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) announced today that its 100% owned subsidiary, Telair International GmbH, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the cargo loading system assets of Speyer, Germany based PFW Aerospace GmbH. The acquisition will enhance Telair’s market position as one of the leading suppliers globally of cargo loading and baggage handling systems. Upon completion of a transition period after closing, Telair will transfer the assets to, and perform operations at, its Miesbach, Germany facility.
The acquisition will be funded from available cash on hand and is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year.
Telair, based in Miesbach, Germany, is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of cargo loading systems for wide-body and narrow-body aircraft with established positions on the world’s most popular current and next-generation passenger and freighter models. Telair provides standard container-based systems for Airbus A330/340 aircraft types, Boeing 747-800, as well as the future Airbus A350. In addition, the business manufactures systems and components for the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families of aircraft, and for converted Boeing 767-300s and 747-400s.
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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