AAR’s ISU® 56000 Series Containers Certified

December 7, 2016

CADILLAC, Michigan, December 7, 2016 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces the certification of the ISU®(Internal Airlift/Helicopter Slingable Container Units) 56000 series on commercial Boeing 747 aircraft. With the certification, these containers are now recognized as a size code B Unit Loading Device and are no longer required to be netted.

The third generation 56000 Series ISU®Container is the mainstay for military rapid deployment forces. ISU®s can be kitted and configured to meet unique user mission requirements and serve virtually any cargo deployment need. The elimination of netting and tie downs decreases the man-hours needed for loading and unloading, and reduces the cost of ownership to transport and store.

“This certification allows AAR Mobility Systems to meet the growing demand across the world for air cargo capabilities within the commercial and military sectors,” said Jeff Jackson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, AAR Mobility Systems. “It also allows our military the flexibility to use commercial aircraft as necessary to augment their current capabilities.”

AAR’s ISU®proprietary container design has mobility features that allow for direct roll-on/off in any 463L cargo loading system, as well as some commercial cargo loading systems as in the B747. These containers can also be transported by helo-lift, truck, rail, or ship. A lightweight rugged aluminum and fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) design translates into easy maintenance and lower fuel consumption, while also allowing users to maximize internal payload.

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.

Media contacts:Jeffery Jackson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AAR Mobility Systems | 231-779-4829or email jeffery.jackson@aarcorp.com.




About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More 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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