Strong focus for ESG

As a startup back in 1955, we were supplying parts to the aviation industry, efficiently moving inventory and setting in motion our participation in America’s great technology boom. Today, as we continue to expand, our strong values, purpose-driven model and a culture of integrity provide safe, efficient and sustainable solutions for the aviation industry.

Find below some highlights or access detailed information in our 2021 ESG report.



Setting high standards

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By putting quality and safety at the forefront of everything we do, our goal is to not only comply with industry standards, but to setting even higher expectations. This level of commitment requires the dedication of our entire team. We provide training, share best practices and promote a culture in which collaboration is key to identifying, reporting and eliminating any hazard or incident.

We are proud that AAR was recognized in 2021 as the first independent third-party MRO for implementing a safety management system in accordance with requirements set forth in the SMS Voluntary Program by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

Empowering people

We continually invest in making AAR a great place to work, and are committed to creating an enriching environment for our approximately 5,000 employees. As reflected in our values, we have a long-standing commitment to embracing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion.

As reflected in our values, we have a long-standing commitment to embracing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Read more about our diversity and inclusion projects here.

Governing with integrity

We believe that our Doing It Right® culture is based on a foundation of strong corporate governance and values that emphasize not only ethics and compliance, but integrity. We strive to establish, implement and maintain an effective governance structure that is agile and responsive to business needs and evolving best practices, and to set high ethical standards. Our Code of Conduct promotes these standards and guides our business practices and procedures. We require all new hires to complete Code of Conduct training, and training is also an annual requirement for all employees.

Protecting the planet

AAR is gathering baseline data and assessing company-wide environmental impacts. In recent years at our facilities, we have focused on using energy more efficiently and are working to convert to LED lighting. We also continue to identify and evaluate opportunities to create a cleaner, safer workplace, and to adopt sustainable practices to reduce our environmental impact. Recent actions include:


We are also proud to partner with FTAI Aviation to help clients cut carbon emissions. Read the press release and our special report for more information on this initiative.