AAR’s Containerized Kitchens Heading to Presidential Inauguration to Serve Meals to National Guard

January 11, 2017

AAR’s Containerized Kitchens Heading to Presidential Inauguration

to Serve Meals to National Guard


CADILLAC, Michigan, January 11, 2017 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) will be sending two of its Mobility System’s containerized kitchens to Washington, D.C., for use by the National Guard to serve meals to the active and reserve soldiers who will be supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

The Expandable ISU® (EISU) Flex Kitchen and the Containerized Kitchen - Enhanced MECC® (CK-E MECC®) are among AAR Mobility Systems’ portfolio of rapidly deployable containers and shelters used by the U.S. military and its allies, and will provide up to 3,000 meals per day.

“We are honored to provide support for the Presidential Inauguration, while at the same time showing how one of our core capabilities can support homeland defense requirements in addition to the standard military applications,” said Jeff Jackson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, AAR Mobility Systems.

The newly created CK-E MECC® enhances the capabilities of previous containerized kitchens with noted improvements including integrating AirFrame expansion wings into the MECC®, eliminating the need for steel poles and providing additional head room for heat to escape. The CK-E MECC® also incorporates Babington Technology’s kitchen equipment which dramatically reduces heat, noise, fuel consumption and risk of carbon monoxide exposure. This kitchen can feed 800 personnel three hot meals per day.

The EISU Flex Kitchen is the 3-in-1 expandable version of the ISU® Containers that have been used by the military for over 25 years and manufactured by AAR Mobility Systems. This rapidly deployable containerized kitchen occupies only one pallet position, but is expandable to 399 cubic feet and utilizes the same energy, water, and manpower-efficient kitchen equipment. The EISU Flex Kitchen can feed 300 personnel two hot meals per day.

About AAR Mobility Systems

AAR Mobility Systems is a leading global supplier of rapid deployment equipment including mobile tactical shelters, pallets and expeditionary containers that enhance the military’s ability to mobilize, deploy, maneuver and sustain forces. AAR Mobility Systems also manufactures large lightweight structural assemblies and platforms that support mission essential functions. Products are supported through a network of service centers, field service teams and strategic partners.




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. 

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