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October 16, 2017

AAR to Showcase Easy Access to OEM Factory-New Parts at Seoul ADEX 2017

Aviation supply chain company continues to grow inventory for military aircraft platforms

SEOUL, South Korea, October 16, 2017 – AAR, an independent provider of aviation services and aftermarket solutions to OEMs, government and defense customers worldwide, arrives for the first time at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (Booth #A65 in the Americas Pavilion) with an expanding inventory of OEM factory-new military aircraft parts, including an exclusive distributorship of Simmonds Precision Products fuel management systems and precision actuation controls.

Parts Supply & OEM Aftermarket Services
AAR has partnerships with over 30 OEMs including Ametek, Crane, Eaton, LORD, Milton, Northrup Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Unison and UTAS providing military aircraft operators with quicker and easier access to the parts they need.  OEMs partner with AAR to leverage the aftermarket expert’s global sales network and expertise in working with DLA, ITAR and government contracts. AAR also has one of the industry’s largest inventories of expendable, repairable and overhauled parts for military aircraft. AAR provides spare components for all major platforms including F-16, F-15, F-18, V-22, C-130, H-60, CH-47, CH-53, AH-64, UH-1.

Other Government Services
AAR has been a trusted partner of government and military customers worldwide and is uniquely suited to apply commercial best practices to help operate more efficiently. AAR Airlift Group provides expeditionary services for government, operating a diverse fleet of rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft to transport passengers and cargo worldwide. AAR Mobility Systems supports military operations by designing, manufacturing, and integrating its industry-leading containers and shelters, as well as composite parts for A-10, KC-135, F-22 and Blackhawk platforms.

Government Fleets Under Contract
AAR helps US military and its allies sustain fleets including the Navy C-40A and Afghan’s C-130s. The Company just won the 10-year landing gear PBL contract for the U.S. Air Force and will provide total supply chain management including purchasing, remanufacturing, distribution and inventory control to support all Air Force depot and field-level, foreign military sales, other services, and contractor requisitions received for all C-130, KC-135 and E-3 landing gear parts.AAR’s NATO-award winning component repair shops in New York and Amsterdam also fix other rotable parts for many military aircraft platforms.

Visit AAR at Booth #A65 in the Americas Pavilion to speak with our subject matter experts including:

  • Noreen Kabra, Vice President, International Business Development – OAS Government
  • Colin Gregory, Vice President, Parts Supply, Asia

  • Mark Lomas, Integrated Supply Chain Solutions - Government

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

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at 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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