AAR Wins $3.1 million Award to Provide Contractor Logistics Support for USAF Air C2 Systems

October 22, 2015


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, October 22, 2015 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Integrated Technologies C4 Systems Division has been awarded a four-year contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) for the AN/MSN-7 Communication Central System for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla. The one-year contract comes with three option-year renewals and is valued at approximately $3.1 million.

AAR, along with subcontractor Tec-Masters Inc., will provide the latest support technologies and experienced Air Force technical personnel to meet all requirements including product support service; organization and depot maintenance; spares; training; sustaining engineering; and system modifications.

Support will be provided from AAR’s production and integration facility in Huntsville, Ala. AAR Integrated Technologies (InTech) leverages its 30-year business experience in design, development, test and contractor logistics support of command and control (C2) systems. InTech utilizes recent experience in deploying and supporting the latest USAF air command and control system to the Middle East Battlespace Command and Control Center (BC3).

InTech, part of AAR’s Mobility Systems, performs command, control, communications, computers (C4) system development, deployment, and technical support services for U.S. and allied military agencies, defense system OEMs, and system integrators. Customers include small businesses requiring expanded engineering and production capability to meet delivery requirements. Services include system engineering, prototyping, testing, and production fabrication and integration services, backed by training, 24/7 help desk support, field service representative (FSR) support, and in-service sustaining engineering services and system upgrades.




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, 2015. 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.