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Press release

July 11, 2018

AAR Signs Agreement with LORD Electromechanical Solutions for Airbus Flight Control Equipment Repairs

Expanded relationship to be Flight Control Equipment repair management channel
 in the Americas market

WOOD DALE, Illinois, July 11, 2018 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has signed an agreement with LORD Corporation to be its channel to the Americas market for LORD Flight Control Equipment repairs.

The LORD products covered by this agreement are cockpit controls for systems on Airbus commercial fixed-wing aircraft. LORD acquired LORD Electromechanical Solutions (formerly Fly-by-Wire Systems France) from SKF in June 2016 and established a U.S.-based repair station for the products in August 2017. AAR will manage customer repairs going into LORD’s Cambridge Springs, Pa., facility.

“We are excited to expand our existing LORD relationship with the addition of these repair service offerings,” said Darren Spiegel, Vice President, AAR OEM Aftermarket Solutions. “We are proud to bring OEM assurance to operators looking for repair solutions on this flight-critical line of components.”

AAR currently distributes a line of LORD Engine Mounts, APU Mounts, and Equipment Isolators for commercial fixed-wing and military fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft.

”LORD is committed to supplying its customers with quality products and repairs in a timely manner,” said Rachid Bendali, Vice President, Global Aerospace & Defense, LORD Corporation. “We look forward to providing optimal OEM repair service to operators of Airbus aircraft based in the Americas in cooperation with AAR.”

About LORD CORPORATION
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,000 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit www.lord.com.

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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