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Press release

January 06, 2009

Former Head of FAA Aircraft Maintenance Division Joins AAR

WOOD DALE, Ill., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) announced today that Dave Cann, former head of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Flight Standards Service, Aircraft Maintenance Division has joined AAR as Vice President, Regulatory Compliance responsible for quality and safety at the Company's repair station businesses.

Cann retired from the FAA in January 2008 and was most recently responsible for the overall direction of federal aviation regulations and national standards related to the airworthiness and maintenance of commercial aircraft. Additionally, he served as the FAA's central point of contact for the aircraft maintenance industry and represented the agency with international regulatory agencies, congressional members and staff, industry organizations, and other government agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board. In his new role, Cann will report to AAR's senior quality officer, Mickey Cohen.

"Dave has a deep understanding of aircraft maintenance operations, safety programs and regulatory requirements," said David P. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP. "He is an excellent addition to an already strong team in our Quality organization and we look forward to his contributions toward the advancement of AAR's quality culture."

AAR is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Aircraft Sales and Leasing. More information can be found at http://www.aarcorp.com.

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. 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 May 31, 2008 Form 10-K. 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.



CONTACT:
Chris Mason, Director, Corporate Communications of AAR CORP.
+1-630-227-2062
chris.mason@aarcorp.com

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