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Press release

February 24, 2016

AAR Launches New Rotorcraft Services Business

Aftermarket leader leverages operations and parts supply expertise to serve helicopters

WOOD DALE, Illinois – AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global aerospace and defense contractor that provides industry-leading aviation services to the world’s airlines, governments and OEMs, now offers a broad range of aftermarket support services for helicopter operators, including parts sales, engineering, and total life-cycle support programs, under its new Rotorcraft Services business division.

AAR officially launched the new business unit leading up to the Heli-Expo show March 1-3 in Louisville, KY, where its executives will be on hand at Booth 2604 to speak to reporters and prospective customers about AAR’s Rotorcraft Services capabilities and expertise.

With Rotorcraft Services, AAR leverages AAR Airlift’s experience operating and maintaining rotorcraft in expeditionary environments, as well as the Company’s aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, global supply chain network and modification expertise to offer similar services to rotorcraft customers.

AAR’s Airlift Group has owned, operated and maintained its own fleet of fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft for more than 10 years. In fact, AAR Airlift is one of the largest independent providers of expeditionary airlift services in the world, providing mission-critical transport of people and supplies in austere environments such as Afghanistan, the Falkland Islands, Africa, and at sea in the Mediterranean and Western Pacific. AAR Airlift Group has operated the Sikorsky S-92 and S-61N, Bell 214ST and 412, Airbus 330J Puma, and Finmeccanica AW-189 airframes in remote locations, and offers its customers the benefit of this operational and sustainment expertise.

In addition to benefiting from Airlift’s operations experience, rotor-wing operators can now access the full range of services that AAR provides to fixed-wing customers in more than 100 countries including parts sales and procurement; aircraft leasing and resale; aircraft evaluation; new and used parts sales; parting out of legacy aircraft; component repair; engineering services; aircraft modifications; field maintenance; and comprehensive support programs. This includes a new product line in its trading business focused on component sales, OEM distribution, repair management and asset trading for rotorcraft. Already underway through its Airinmar subsidiary, AAR manages component repair for CHC’s fleet of more than 200 helicopters.

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.

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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 Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. 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.

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