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Press release

June 26, 2017

AAR Signs Component Support Agreement with Wataniya Airways

Agreement to enhance airline’s services and operational efficiencies

WOOD DALE, Illinois, June 26, 2017 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces the latest expansion of its commercial business in the Middle East: A multiyear contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for Wataniya Airways, one of the national carriers for the state of Kuwait. AAR will support Wataniya’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft through its extensive inventory network, including parts warehouses in Dubai and Europe, and position local stock in Kuwait.

“With significant component stock in the Middle East, AAR is well-positioned to support Wataniya Airways and its plans for rapid expansion to more than 30 destinations in the first two years of operation,” said Deepak Sharma, President, AAR International Supply Chain. “We are pleased that Wataniya chose AAR for our experience and knowledge in the industry that will not only assist in their startup phase but also will facilitate a long-term partnership.”

“As Wataniya Airways prepares to launch, we are delighted to gain a trusted partner like AAR with a proven track record in the aviation aftermarket, providing a total support solution to ensure we meet our customers’ expectations and maintain the highest levels of quality, reliability and safety,” says Mr. Ali Alfouzan, Chairman, Wataniya Airways.

Based in Kuwait, Wataniya Airways will operate flights from Kuwait throughout the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Europe.

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.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

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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