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December 14, 2009

Robert S. Gelbard Elected to Board of Managers of AAR Global Solutions, LLC

WOOD DALE, Ill., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) announced today that Robert S. Gelbard has been elected to the Board of Managers of AAR Global Solutions, LLC, a joint venture that was formed to increase AAR's participation in the government and defense services market.

Gelbard is Chairman of Washington Global Partners, a consulting company specializing in crisis management, risk analysis, and project development and implementation. In addition, Gelbard currently serves as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Department of Defense's primary think tank, and is a member of Senior Defense Advisory Boards.

"Bob has an extraordinary background and brings a unique perspective to the AAR Global Solutions Board of Managers," said David P. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP. "Bob's vast knowledge of economics, diplomacy and foreign policy will be invaluable as we grow our international presence and build our government services business."

Throughout his career, Gelbard held numerous senior foreign policy positions in the United States Foreign Service, including the President's Special Representative to the Balkans, Ambassador to Indonesia and Bolivia, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs.

"We are very pleased to welcome an individual of Bob's caliber to our Board of Managers," said Steve Cannon, Chief Executive Officer of AAR Global Solutions. "Bob's multinational outlook and distinguished accomplishments in business and foreign affairs make him an outstanding addition to the AAR Global Solutions Board."

AAR Global Solutions, LLC, is a worldwide provider of aviation and technical services solutions. With the ability to fulfill all aspects of a country's aviation, security, and logistics needs, its flexible, integrated solutions enable stability and prosperity in established and emerging regions across the globe.

AAR CORP. 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 three operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; and Structures & Systems.

 

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

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