Composite Structures and Interiors 

AAR is a single-source solution for composite structures and interiors backed by over 30 years of experience from top grade talent and veteran leadership. We manufacture everything from advanced lightweight control surfaces to complete ready-to-install aircraft interiors for large commercial aircraft, regional/business jets and military aircraft including helicopters for Bombardier, Gulfstream, Boeing, and Northrop-Grumman.


Case Study: Manufacturing Cost Savings for Customers 


Task: Employ best practices and modern technology to create state-of-the-art simulators for FlightSafety International (FSI).

AAR Solution: Develop a system utilizing in-house manufacturing designs to create a high quality composite-based exterior shell for FSI simulators. 

Results: AAR Composites delivered its first flight simulator to FSI made of composite materials designed to be lighter and lower maintenance costs, thus increasing savings for FSI. The simulator was delivered within weeks of the contract.   

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Recently, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, chaired by Commissioner Janet Long, honored AAR Composites with the "Thank You for Doing Business" in Pinellas award. 





Standard Products

AAR produces a variety of lightweight honeycomb and foam-cored flat panel products. Our high quality composites reduce weight, extend the service life of components and lower overall maintenance costs. 




Design and Manufacturing 

With locations in Clearwater, Florida, and Sacramento, California, AAR's composites business operates over 150,000 square feet of design and manufacturing space. Our facilities and equipment include laminating presses ovens, CNC machines, autoclaves, laser projection layup, automated ply cutter, CMMs and multiple FARO arms. Both sites are certified IS09001:2008, EN/JISQ/AS9100C and NADCAP. 




Fleets Supported

AAR Composites creates a variety of composite solutions for commercial and government transit platforms including fixed wing, rotorcraft, light rail and simulators. 


AAR is an independent provider of aviation services to commercial and government customers in over 100 countries.

Founded in 1955, today we have revenues of approximately $2B with more than 6,000 employees in 20 countries. Our aftermarket expertise and award-winning Market Solutions, which can be integrated or leveraged separately, help customers increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining high levels of quality, service and safety. We are a trusted partner to airlines, militaries and OEMs delivering competitiveness so they can focus on transporting passengers, cargo and parts around the world.

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